Curators and museum researchers in Europe are tracking the events and implications of the coronavirus crisis, not knowing how or when their findings will be used, but confident that future generations will want the information. Lisa Abend reports.
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£11m for Scotland, £7m for Wales and £1m for Northern Ireland as their arts councils announce plans to support organisations and creative workers.
Arts Council Engalnd has provided the resources to prevent a catastrophic collapse of the public cultural sector in England, but that won't end the crisis, says François Matarasso.
It's too early to write that book or paint that picture capturing the buzz of anxiety we all feel, says Will de Freitas. Artists need more time to listen to the sounds of life interrupted and mourn for the “world that was”.
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Once the initial storm of Covid-19 closures and lockdown subsides, rapid and focused medium-term planning will be essential for the recovery of arts organisations. Robin Cantrill-Fenwick proposes a 5-step plan for getting on track.
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While our concert halls, theatres, galleries and museums sit empty, dedicated teams take centre stage to make sure venues are ready for our return. Kieron Lillis explains the challenge facing the National Theatre.
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Being at the heart of its community is the hallmark of Slung Low’s creative work. Its doors may be closed but its community engagement is greater than ever. Alan Lane tells how the team has stepped up to new challenges.
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When the coronavirus crisis ends and government is prioritising what happens next, nothing will be more important than being able to articulate cultural value. Ben Walmsley and Anne Torreggiani explain how the new Centre for Cultural Value will support funders, policymakers and the cultural sector to make more effective use of research and evaluation.
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The Government should support a multimillion-pound public art project during the coronavirus outbreak, Hans-Ulrich Obrist has said. The Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries said the...
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Thousands of arts, culture and heritage charities improve communities, wellbeing and isolation – "functions that are particularly important during this crisis".
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A prized Van Gogh has been stolen from a Dutch museum closed due to the coronavirus. Police investigating the theft of the 1884 painting "The Parsonage Garden at Nunen in Spring"...
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Jobs are at risk as 550 grassroots music venues face "immediate threat of closure," the Music Venue Trust said. This represents the potential permanent loss of over 5,000 jobs, over 100,000...
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Average daily ticket sales at UK venues are down 93% since the lockdown started on 17 March. But updated data from TRG Arts and Purple Seven shows "a steep increase in the proportion of...
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Age-old paternalistic attitudes will persist unless disabled people lead change themselves, says Vici Wreford-Sinnott.
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As cultural venues sit empty, a national audit finds the UK's museums in dire condition.
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Disabled artists say their safety, security and insight into limited lifestyles are crucial during this crisis. 
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra says it will honour freelancers' fees for all cancelled or postponed performances up to 30 April. The orchestra has lost its summer work at Grange Festival 2020...
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The music industry could lose more than £68m if shows are cancelled over the next six months. A survey by the Music Managers Forum and Featured Artists Coalition indicates more than £...
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As we rebuild the arts sector there are some things we must not lose. If we narrow our priorities too tightly we will limit our potential too, says Amanda Parker.
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As stopgap measures grow in number, some arts workers will still fall through the cracks.
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Headlong theatre company's new Artistic Director is JOE HILL-GIBBINS. He is an acclaimed director and former Deputy Artistic Director of the Young Vic. Hill-Gibbins said: “...
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Paintings in Hospitals has appointed SANDRA BRUCE-GORDON as its new Director. Bruce-Gordon began her career in theatre management before heading up cultural services for several...
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PROFESSOR SARAH WORTHINGTON has been made a Trustee of the British Museum. Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge, Worthington is a former Pro Director of the London...
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BBC is inviting artists to apply for funding to create new works for its virtual festival Culture in Quarantine. The collaboration between the broadcaster and Arts Council England will commission...
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Over the coming weeks, arts funders and philanthropists must make heart-rending decisions about who will survive. A coordinated approach to capitalising the sector is needed, says Alan Brown.

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