Arts funding

New York City’s 2025 budget includes a record $254m for culture

Mayor Eric Adams and the city council restored $53m in funding for public programming last month

UK’s Henry Moore Institute reopens after major redevelopment

The organisation’s director hopes the newly thought out spaces will prove inviting to artists in the city, during what is a difficult time for the British cultural sector

Collector Jorge Pérez blasts Ron DeSantis for vetoing $32m in Florida arts funding

"We were long a society of fun and sun, but we’re no longer that—we don’t want that," he said.

French parliamentary elections 2024: candidates outline plans for arts and culture

Rassemblement National, New Popular Front and Renaissance politicians discuss policy areas, closing the Centre Pompidou and free entry to museums

Alexandre Crochet. Additional reporting by Gareth Harris

'We need strong leaders to stand up for the future of UK arts funding'

Hit by austerity cuts and activist boycotts, who is standing up for the arts?

New York City budget for 2025 restores $53m in cultural funding

The $112.4bn municipal budget for the coming fiscal year also restored $58m in critical funding for the city’s three library systems

Antony Gormley donates art worth £500,000 to the UK Labour party ahead of general election

Fellow artists Grayson Perry and Maggi Hambling have also made “non-cash” contributions

The Week in Art podcast | Arts and the UK election, ex-Uffizi head fails in Florence mayoral bid, Hank Willis Thomas at Glastonbury

What a change in government might mean for the UK culture sector, a close look at Eike Schmidt’s unsuccessful campaign, and Willis Thomas discusses displaying his new afro pick sculpture at the world’s biggest music festival

UK arts bodies urge incoming government to stand up for the culture sector

More than 20 organisations have called for improved arts education and freedom of movement in Europe

Florida governor Ron DeSantis vetoes $32m in state arts funding

Museums and other cultural institutions will lose out on millions in promised grants that were originally in the state budget before it was sent to DeSantis to sign

Ousted Zürich theatre directors defy critics with ‘woke’ party

The two directors had come under fire from conservative critics over their avant-garde productions, including queer reinterpretations of classics

UK foundation makes mark ahead of general election with £30m gift aimed at promoting arts education

Clore Duffield organisation will back the creation of extra learning spaces and a new garden at Tate Britain

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Singapore’s guitar-strumming new prime minister sparks hopes of more artistic support and freedom

Lawrence Wong has shown signals that he intends to support arts-related initiatives with significant funding, though entrenched societal attitudes mean concerns about censorship remain

Blavatnik up, no change for Zabludowicz: Sunday Times Rich List reveals art world fortunes

This year's list records a historic low for the number of British billionaires

‘A brutal adjustment’: Argentine cultural workers feel the pain of president Milei’s cuts

Mass layoffs at the national library and the defunding of a critical film institute are just the beginning, the administration has promised

Palais de Tokyo patron row intensifies after French art world figures sign letter of support

Sandra Hegedüs, who withdrew funding for the Paris centre, responded to the letter, signed by Chris Dercon among others, in Instagram posts

Artist Steve McQueen condemns planned job cuts at Goldsmiths

Restructure of London University college could result in loss of 133 roles across arts departments

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Will funding crisis in UK councils lead to art sell-offs?

Sales of art collections may be forced on English local authorities that are technically bankrupt following cuts in grants from central government

Wales’s national museum building under threat of closure as funding is squeezed

Chief executive warns that institution is facing a deficit of more than £4m

Climate protesters who occupied London's Science Museum vow to continue disruptions

The group say the institution is allowing the Adani Group—which has ties to coal mining and arms manufacturing—to "greenwash" its reputation via sponsorship

Arts Council England under the microscope in government review

Mary Archer to try and identify how arm’s length funding body can make 5% saving

Budget 2024: UK museum leaders welcome tax incentive announced by Chancellor

Museums and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief has been made permanent in this year's spring statement

Arts Council England rows back on 'reputational risk' guidelines

The public body “will not remove or refuse funding” over political work, it has confirmed following backlash

New Frank Bowling project to send £500,000 worth of art supplies to UK schools

Work by the students will be displayed on London's Piccadilly Lights in 2025

'It's censorship': Arts Council England under fire over new policy deterring 'overtly political statements'

Update to guidelines warns partner organisations that funding arrangements could be jeopardised by "reputational risk"

‘MoMA, dump Kravis’: activists call on museum to break up with board chair in Valentine’s Day protest

A coalition of environmental-justice organisations renewed their calls for the removal of board chair Marie-Josée Kravis

‘Culture is fragile’: Dutch art world figures express concerns for future under potential coalition government

Directors of leading institutions in the country warn of the damage that budget cuts and a scaling back on international collaboration could do to the sector

V&A Dundee cuts major shows to one a year as costs soar

The move is part of a series of measures to counter the impact of rising inflation and the cost of living crisis