The structural barriers that limit visual artists’ prospects of making a living mean they should be treated as a special case within the arts workforce. Susan Jones explains why they deserve individualised attention by policy-makers.
This is a vulnerable moment for theatre, says Barney Norris, but it's also a once in a generation opportunity to provide a traumatised nation with exactly what we need.
"On the evidence of the last couple of decades, it is reasonable to assume that it’s a high risk strategy to wait for Arts Council to lead significant change." David Jubb says it's time for more honest conversations about what is not right with the way that we work.
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Funding for creativity has been renewed in the run-up to a new cross-disciplinary curriculum in Wales that will see Expressive Arts become a main pillar of the learning framework.
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The £90m emergency fund earmarked to support ACE’s National Portfolio Organisations and Creative People and Places consortia is no more than a drop in the ocean against the vast income streams they are losing as a result of the shutdown.
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Leading representative bodies have set out their concerns for visual artists, telling the Chancellor of the Exchequer why coronavirus financial support systems are failing to support them and leaving the nation’s cultural life in jeopardy.
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A record 12.8 million people around the world watched a free live stream of Phantom of the Opera, 2.5 million of them using the accessible subtitles provided by Stagetext, the UK charity that...
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Students at Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are calling for a refund of their £8,000 fees following the cancellation of their degree show - described as “one of the biggest incentives”...
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The merger of Philharmonia Ltd and the Philharmonia Trust has created a single unified charity to govern the Philharmonia Orchestra, which has been owned by its player members since 1964. LORD KING...
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Bosses at England's national museums and galleries are being told by DCMS officials that instead of topping up staff wages with the 20% they lose through the Government's furlough scheme,...
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A coordinated focus on strategy, planning, communication and campaigns will enable a region-wide response to the current situation.
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Ivor Novello Award-winning NITIN SAWHNEY CBE has joined the board of PRS Foundation and will be the new chair of the UK funder of new music and talent development. He takes over from outgoing Chair...
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Music label owner, agent and manager STEVE ABBOTT, and author, journalist and lecturer LAINY MALKANI have joined the board of Tomorrow’s Warriors, the talent development charity, music educator...
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Community arts organisations are at the heart of the response to the Covid-19 crisis, but their spaces are threatened by arguments that focus on the economic value of the arts. It’s time we started measuring social value, says Zain Dada.
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The stories behind the Olympic Games and other cultural mega-events are important, says Beatriz Garcia. Now is the time to look beyond their role as catalysts for real estate growth and commercial profit and rethink why we need them.
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Being fleet of foot and digitally prepared means MSL is ahead of most in re-configuring its programme online. But in a landscape that we don’t yet understand, questions remain about its longer-term viability. Margaret Sheehy tells the story.
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The rewards of helping an early career fundraiser with their goals and development are amazing, says Samir Savant. So anyone thinking about mentoring should just go for it!
The 2019 NT Live encore screening of One Man, Two Guvnors grossed £1.2m in the UK and Ireland. Streaming raised $82,500. Is there a business model that will work for purely digital distribution, asks One Further.
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As the crisis took hold, 60% were expecting their income to be more than halved, and over one-third were predicting to lose more than 76%. A Covid-19 impact survey examining artists’ fears...
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Students will be at the heart of programmes for developing entrepreneurial skills and using theatre techniques to improve patient experience in the NHS.
Very little digital programming by cultural orgs has ever been expected to contribute directly to earned revenue, so is the rush to release free content going to turn out to be a bad idea? Chris Unitt raises the most challenging questions facing arts organisations now.
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An open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is asking for seven key points to be addressed in the Government's plans to protect the creative economy. The Federation of...
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Most theatregoers will not immediately be ready to return to theatres even when they reopen, according to a survey among 2,762 people in Washington DC who attend at least two professional...
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Parliament's Women and Equalities Committee has launched an Inquiry in response to concerns raised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and other organisations that the coronavirus crisis...
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An in-depth analysis of 711 acts of violations of artistic freedom that took place in 93 countries last year has found that nationalist, populist politics has led to increased censoring of artists...

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