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A new study claims that the differences between Leavers and Remainers in the UK extend to artistic taste

The UK prime minister has revealed plans for celebrations in 2022 ‘to showcase what makes our country great today’

Mother and daughter topple playground art; and Mr Brexit fails to sell at Royal Academy: all the latest in art world madness

In further news: Directors of UK Festivals write open letter over visa procedures; US dealers protest Trump’s 25% Chinese art tariff

In further news: artists rally behind detained photographer Shahidul Alam; crisis talks at London museums following decline in visitors 

‘The cultural sector will suffer and we will suffer’ – a new report calls for preferential agreements for EU arts workers

‘Should the exit be chaotic, it is hard to see global public opinion remaining buoyant,’ the Soft Power 30 report’s authors warn

In further news: Brexit voters avoid arts; New York libraries’s culture pass unlocks museums; Grayson Perry-backed artists’s housing wins approval&

The planned increase for 2021–27 would take cultural sector funding to EUR€1.9 billion but post-Brexit, UK eligibility is uncertain

In other news: a stay of execution for the NEA and NEH and the most popular exhibition of 2017

In other news: the inaugural Lahore Biennial will go ahead and the controversially cancelled Max Stern exhibition is back on

Meanwhile ... UK cities barred from European Capital of Culture; Zanele Muholi awarded France’s Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters