Three works of art by Peter Lanyon have been acquired for the nation in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to three different UK galleries.
Arts Council England
Private investment in UK arts increased by about £40 million in a two-year period, with donations skewed towards organisations in London.
Ed Sheeran has warned that “home-grown talent” could disappear from the music industry without public funding.
Arts Council England has pledged £1.5 million for grassroots music venues and promoters.
The UK arts industry is now “an essential part of the British economy”, a culture boss has said.
Representation in the arts has faltered, with the low numbers of disabled people in creative careers remaining largely unchanged, an annual study indicates.
Arts Council England will “pressure” organisations to reveal data on the sexuality of their staff in a drive for diversity.
Efforts to increase diversity in the arts have stalled despite a drive for more BME representation.
A new exhibition will explore how Charles Dickens used food as social commentary, and how childhood hunger shaped his political views.