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Trump’s budget for 2018 envisions elimination of NEA

24 May 2017

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Presidential budget for 2018 proposes elimination of NEA | Donald Trump has revealed his budget for 2018, a prospectus that may see the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. The document, as seen by CNN, justifies the liquidation of the body on the grounds that the arts already receive ‘notable funding support provided by private and other public sources’ and because the current US administration ‘does not consider NEA activities to be core Federal responsibilities’. But as Artnet points out, the proposal is likely to face ‘fierce opposition’ in Congress, where many politicians of both parties are highly critical of plans to cut arts funding.

Shortlist announced for Clandon Park design competition | The National Trust has revealed the shortlist for its Clandon Park design competition, aimed at restoring the Grade l listed, 18th-century Palladian house that was gutted by fire in 2015. The six shortlisted practices are AL_A and Giles Quarme & Associates, Allies and Morrison and Feilden+Mawson, Donald Insall Associates and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Purcell and Sam Jacob Studio, Selldorf Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects, and Sergison Bates Architects and AOC Architecture.

Michael Bloomberg donates $75m to Shed arts centre | Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $75m towards a new arts centre taking shape in the city’s Hudson Yards development. Known as the Shed, the arts venue is set to open in 2019 as a forum for performances, concerts, visual art, music and other events.

Deutsche Bank plans new arts forum in Berlin | Deutsche Bank is planning to open a new space for the arts on Berlin’s Unter den Linden, reports the Art Newspaper. The space’s primary function will be to exhibit works from the bank’s vast corporate collection, one of the biggest in the world.

Turner Contemporary to host Turner Prize in 2019 | The Tate has announced that the 2019 Turner Prize will be hosted by Margate’s Turner Contemporary gallery. ‘Turner Contemporary is an exceptional venue with ambitious exhibition and public engagement programmes’, said Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson.