UK

With young people twice as likely to visit art institutions to de-stress, charity extends National Art Pass to include Britons up to 30

English arts education is declining in both quality and quantity, new statistics show

UK-based critic Alice Rawsthorn, curator Helen Nisbet and museum director Martin Clark on what they’re looking forward to in the year ahead

The avian playground was a manifesto for a modernism that could employ gymnastic engineering to theatrical effect – what happens with its inhabitants long gone?

By Douglas Murphy

In a year marked by anger and powerlessness, artists set their sights on empowering counter-narratives

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

The inquiry into the arts sector’s ‘class ceiling’ follows renewed concern around diversity and exclusion

As the Easter Islanders demand that the British Museum return their statue, it’s time to reconsider the meaning of ‘global artworks’

By Rafia Zakaria

Evidence suggests that social stratification in UK arts participation is caused by imbalance between funding priorities and public taste

Children from lower income families half as likely to learn a musical instrument as their richer counterparts

Plans for the GBP£1 million monument have been revealed in Manchester

A leading surgeon says that the loss of creative subjects in UK schools means students lack important tactile knowledge

With museums suffering from cash-strapped councils and national cuts, the new plan is ‘miles away’ from addressing the crisis

By Chris Sharratt