Police in England and Wales have been told to protect freedom of expression in the first advice given to forces over how to handle protests against controversial art.
National Campaign for the Arts has launched a guidance document about the sector and its relationship to the European Union.
With the UK government set to make even further cuts to Arts Funding, Scottish actor James McAvoy has set up a fund in his home country to help give children from poorer backgrounds access to the kinds of art education that many comprehensive schools are being forced to get rid of.
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Actor Samuel West and UK Theatre president Rachel Tackley are among figures who have signed a letter warning against making the English Baccalaureate compulsory in schools.