The announcement of a £1.57m bailout for the cultural sector can only be good news, but to use it to maintain its inequalities and dangerously narrow view of culture would be mistake. Oli Mould raises some concerns.
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Creative industry professionals plan to turn a Nottingham bus factory into a business centre and arts event space. They say the centre, which could create 19 new jobs, will focus on digital...
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Promoters plan to launch the UK's first socially distanced concert venue in Newcastle this summer. SSD Concerts and production company Engine No 4 say Unity Arena will provide a "festival...
When news of redundancies at Theatre Royal Plymouth hit, Laura Horton channelled her own anguish into gathering stories about what the theatre meant to artists and audiences.
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Netflix has donated £500,000 to help theatre practitioners who are unable to work and ineligible for Government aid. Beneficiaries of the Theatre Artists Fund, a joint venture by UK Theatre...
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Tessa Marchington’s gurus have taught her how to create something from the ground up in a sustainable and impactful way – an approach that guided her in setting up Music in Offices.
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The collective seeks to influence decision makers and put race at the forefront of the sector’s recovery, but the Arts Council of Wales says it won’t fund a group ‘set up to lobby us’.
As homeless people have moved from the streets to hotels, arts projects have been engaging with new participants who had not engaged with them before. Matt Peacock highlights some lessons we can learn from the Covid crisis. 
Hope for the arts in the United States is in the hands of private money, with its philanthropic environment promoted by tax breaks. Does the UK's hybrid model of arts funding offer a brighter future? Leslie Ramos considers the evidence.
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BBC Radio 3 Controller and former Arts Council England CEO ALAN DAVEY (pictured) is the new Chair of Governors at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He replaces DR GEOFFREY COPLAND, who...
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Previously Board Treasurer at The Dukes in Lancaster, DR ALAN HATTON-YEO (pictured) has taken over from JOHN CHELL as Chair. MELANIE WHITEHEAD (pictured), currently working for the National Theatre...
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After seven years as Executive Director of Live Music Now, EVAN DAWSON is leaving to become CEO of the Royal Photographic Society. NINA SWANN, currently Director of LMN's South East Branch and...
Artists more than most have reason to look to Roosevelt’s New Deal as a template for survival and revival. Annabel Turpin and Gavin Barlow explain why.
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JOHN MOTHERSOLE will be England Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund Committee for the next four years. Previously a member of that Committee, he has held senior local government posts in UK...
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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund that will “meet the immediate needs” of organisations and freelance workers attempting to survive the ongoing impact of the pandemic.
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A new survey shows audiences are more likely to attend events with seat spacing and scheduled arrival times, but ticket sales remain frighteningly low.
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Wider application of the Theatre Tax Relief scheme would allow arts centres to reopen “within weeks”, a coalition of venues says.
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The slump in disabled audiences’ confidence presents a major problem for the arts sector, says Andrew Miller.
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Partners say the new date means the cultural showcase “can be reimagined in response to challenges facing the country”.
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The Government has dropped parts of a draft plan that would have sidelined ‘non-core’ subjects for up to a year.
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Theatre buildings are to be wrapped with pink barrier tape reading ‘Missing Live Theatre’ to draw attention to the fact that, while much of the entertainment and hospitality industry...
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News that Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre may make up to two-thirds of its staff redundant has prompted Manchester City Council to send a second letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden,...
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Norwich Theatre Royal has become one of the first theatres to call off its pantomime, saying the risk of going ahead was "too great" after three months with no income. But the UK's...
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Light on resources and heavy on challenges – even before Covid-19 – the cultural sector can nonetheless take small, regular actions to support a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic. Simon Thompson proposes a way forward.
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Until the arts sector defines its expectations of the learning needed by employees, even aspirational and potentially career-enhancing training will be of limited value to either the individual or institution, says Michelle Wright.

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