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Surveys say 70% fear they can't pay the bills, 60% expect their income to halve and 50% have lost all their scheduled work.
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Musicians have already lost £13.9m in earnings because of the coronavirus, the Musicians’ Union estimates. Nearly 3700 members surveyed said their income had already been affected...
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The next Fourth Plinth sculpture, titled 'The End', has been delayed indefinitely. Heather Philipson's artwork depicts a whirl of cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a...
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Arts workers, unions and membership organisations react to UK-wide closures and the “unmanageable risks” presented by the lack of an enforced directive. 
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The slush fund is the latest urgent funding measure to support imperilled freelancers.
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New research showing a 92% drop in ticket sales and revenue in a single day suggests income will continue to plummet.
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STEVE SLATER says he is excited to join Derby-based dance organisation Déda and re-engage with the regional arts community. "I spent my formative teenage ‘punk...
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Wellcome's Director of Culture SIMON CHAPLIN is leaving to become CEO of environmental charity Arcadia. He joined Wellcome ten years ago as Head of Wellcome Library. His...
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University of Warwick Professor ANDY LAVENDER is joining Guildhall School of Music and Drama as Vice-Principal and Director of Production Arts. He joins full-time from 1 August...
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Communications specialist NICK PEARCE is leaving entertainment and events support business Target Live after four years. Given the ongoing impact of Covid-19, Pearce said he will take...
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Creative professionals are calling for a "time-limited and carefully targeted" income protection fund for freelance workers. An open letter from the Creative Industries Federation, the...
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Musicians at Chicago's Lyric Opera have voted to receive less than full pay so ring cycle members can receive a weekly paycheck until the end of the performance season in May. A statement from...
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The BBC has launched 'Culture in Quarantine', an arts and culture initiative across radio, television and digital platforms. Guides to closed exhibitions, collections, performances and...
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DCMS is leading a major volunteering drive to support the civil sector during the Covid-19 outbreak. Bodies such as the National Council of Volunteering Organisations (NCVO), British Red Cross and...
Alexis Soloski considers the history of how theatre and disease have shaped each other.
Art Critic Moira Macdonald talks about being the only person in the room during a dance company's last rehearsal for a show it may no longer perform.
The University of Maryland offers some practical advice for arts organisations who can't know what the future holds.
As many interactions move online, young people have the upper hand in sustaining and creating culture, Matt Berg reports.
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In uncertain times, ArtsProfessional will be providing regular updates on projects and resources to support wellbeing, careers and creativity in the arts.
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Plans are in place for Government-backed loans, but sector leaders say they fail to support the freelance arts workforce.
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The challenges facing arts organisations have changed dramatically – but that doesn’t mean giving up on our core values, says Richard Watts.
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From job titles to meeting agendas, Debbie Bell explains why no stone is left unturned in her trustees’ approach to tackling the climate emergency.
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Grant funding will be ‘refocussed’ as freelancers rally to support each other – but there may not be enough cash to go around. 
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David Cutler explains why the Baring Foundation will be supporting this flourishing yet sometimes precarious area of work in a major new funding programme.
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has been forced to self-isolate after one of his family members showed symptoms of the coronavirus. Dowden tweeted that he would remain at home in line with...

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