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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

Pioneering Pop artist James Rosenquist passes away, aged 83; Sky Arts establishes post-Brexit art fund; Anita Dube named Kochi-Muziris curator

At a moment when the future of funding and free movement appear to be threatened we can find hope in our artists, institutions and educators

Alison Knowles and Pauline Oliveros, Brahms was a two-penny harlot, c.1970, postcard

From Beethoven's lesbianism to the precarious foundations of political philosophy: what to read this weekend

For part five of our special series, some thoughts on the special relationship between the UK and US