The video for Swift’s LGBTQ+ anthem is erected on the stereotype of the redneck homophobe

By Nadine Hubbs

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

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

The LA-based artist’s videos, sculptures and photographs frame public drinking as an issue of gender, race and class

By Eliel Jones

In further news: UK class gap impacting young people’s engagement with the arts; Uffizi goes digital; British Museum helps return Iraqi antiquities

Is the lack of social mobility in the arts due to a self-congratulatory conviction that the sector represents the solution rather than the problem?

By Hettie Judah

In further news: a report shows significant class divide in the arts; and Helen Cammock wins Max Mara art prize

A new report suggests that women, people from working-class backgrounds and BAME workers all face significant exclusion

By Tom Jeffreys

What the designer will look for at Frieze, from John Chamberlain to Outsider artists

By Christopher Kane

Claire Simon's new documentary exposes the workings of an elite film school 

By Sierra Pettengill

From existentialist heartthrobs to the end of existence: what to read this weekend

By Paul Clinton