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Unprecedented pressure on cash flow in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown has forced Nuffield Southampton Theatres into administration. The closure was prompted by significant refund requests...
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Thousands of people from every background are developing and showcasing their creative skills online in a huge variety of forms, easing the stresses of lockdown. The nurturing of this ‘Everyday Creativity’ in people’s homes, communities and workplaces should be at the forefront of arts policy as we emerge from the current crisis, says Nick Ewbank.
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If organisations don’t get a grip on the difference between being a freelancer and an employee – and give both the rights and benefits they are entitled to – then the workforce they depend upon may not be returning to them after the current crisis has passed, says Sara Whybrew.
What’s the point of rehearsals if you don't know when or whether you're going to be reopening? Alex Marshall reports on artistic directors' reactions to the concept of theatre-making under social distancing restrictions.
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As cultural organisations attempt to coax reluctant individuals back into the habit of live cultural attendance, now’s the time to break down once and for all the attitudinal and physical barriers that exclude D/deaf and disabled people. Andrew Miller explains why – and how.
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Is it possible to transfer a festival experience into an online space without losing its essence? Katey Warran examines the social dimensions that mean the sum of a festival is much greater than its individual parts.
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The historic model of cinemas releasing new movies in an exclusive period before they are released as Premium Video-on-Demand (PVOD) is being torn up by Hollywood studio NBC Universal. When the...
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Musicians have added their voices to calls for urgent Government action to protect freelance workers who are falling through the safety net of coronavirus support funding.
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There is no prospect of a change in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rules to allow staff at charities to volunteer for the organisations they work for, according to Baroness Barran, the minister...
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating reports of businesses failing to respect cancellation rights during the Coronavirus crisis. 4 out of 5 complaints being received by its...
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DR SIMON JARRETT, a historian and academic based at Birkbeck, University of London, has been appointed as the new Chair of Corali Dance Company. He has been a trustee of the Westminster Society for...
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When ALUN JONES retires this summer, TOM REDMOND (left), the current Director of Music and Artistic Director, and NICOLA SMITH (right), the current Vice Principal, will take on his role and become...
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IAN RUSSELL (pictured), a Trustee of National Museums Scotland since October 2018, will be the next Chair of the Board at National Museums Scotland. He is also Chair of the Scottish Futures Trust,...
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Voluntary Arts Scotland has announced that JILL MILLER (pictured) will be its new Chair, replacing MICHELLE SWEENEY, who spent four years in that role. Miller is currently Director of Cultural...
The arts don’t trump all other values and obligations, says theatre critic Charles McNulty. There’s a category for artists who believe their creativity should be prioritised in all weather: narcissist.
The legal profession is rethinking how it hears arguments and holds trials. The medical industry is rethinking tele-medicine and how it charges for services. The existential question for the arts is whether we continue with our under-performing non-profit model or design something new, says Douglas McLennan.
If some of your income comes from gift shops, retail or online sales, can you keep  your operations running while social distancing measures are in place? Natasha Troitino examines the challenges.
If audience members who feel ill will self-isolate, a consequence of this challenging period could be a safer, quieter and more enjoyable theatre experience for all, says Lawrence Perelman.
Organisations that use scenario planning to prepare for an uncertain future are better equipped and more nimble when new opportunities or major challenges arise. Adrian Ellis explains what's involved. 
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Interventions that have been supporting young people’s resilience to and recovery from mental health crises elsewhere in the world will be explored in the UK following a £2.7m charitable donation.
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All artists and visual arts freelancers living in England and Northern Ireland who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to access a new £1.5m...
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Arts groups are lobbying New Forest District Council to save a former sports and social club owned by oil refinery operator Esso from being demolished to make way for a new sports pavilion and...
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Plans to build 'The Paddock', a £4m art gallery in Sherborne, Dorset, have had to be abandoned. Dorset Council approved the project last year, but the pandemic crisis has meant that...
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A quarter of those who have accessed cultural content online since the coronavirus crisis began have done so for the first time, research finds.
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Full details of how one US theatre in Pittsfield Massachusetts is planning to manage social distancing in its auditorium have been published online. To give audiences "the safest and most...

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