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Museums and galleries across Europe are preparing to open, but the impact of social distancing measures and a lack of tourists raises concerns for their viability.
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A £100m package of additional grants from the Scottish Government will give a lifeline to some small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and self-employed people. The package incudes £20m...
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Grassroots music venues, artist studio workspaces, independent cinemas and LGBTQ+ venues will share a fund that aims to catch those falling through the gaps in Government coronavirus support schemes.
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Our much-discussed social and mental health relies on having something to live for and cherish during and after this existential shock. So when will someone start treating artists as Essential Workers, asks Julian Reynolds.
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A structured reflection process can support arts leaders to find tentative answers to the overwhelming problems they are facing. Richard Watts offers a framework to guide the process.
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Theatre critics don’t engage with the work of artists with learning disabilities, but it’s time to change that and we can all play our part. Bella Todd puts forward 8 ways for bringing about that change.
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Elsewhere in the world national lotteries are being run in ways that don’t rely on the profits from gambling, while providing an incentive for businesses to pay their taxes. Are there lessons to be learned? Graeme Bennett looks at the evidence.
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How are small theatre companies living through the current crisis – and what does the future hold for them? Matthew Austin's experiences will be all too familiar to many.
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As Scotland’s emergency funding is overwhelmed by demand, the Scottish Artists Union is highlighting the plight of visual artists whose landlords are demanding rent while excluding tenants, preventing them from making or selling their work.
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Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine, the team that delivers creative training for healthcare professionals and students, has responded to a plea from University College Hospital in London to help...
It will be a long road before large gatherings start to return in the performing arts and elsewhere — perhaps years, says Andrew Taylor. And when they do, any 'season' planning will be more modular and loosely coupled than any we could have imagined even two months ago.
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Fareham-based  Blackbox Theatre has been among the first to receive support from a match-funding initiative launched by Solent LEP. The LEP is allocating £100,000 from its local growth...
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A poll of more than 28,000 people across 14 countries has found that people in the UK and Canada are the least likely to believe businesses should reopen if the coronavirus has not been fully...
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One in seven practitioners working in the creative industries have said their finances will run out by the end of April, and half of over 2,000 respondents to a recent survey said they could only...
After decades of reinventing themselves to be relevant to newer audiences, all the fanfare about museums prioritising access, education and diversity looks like publicity spin, says Arlene Dávila.
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Creative & Cultural Skills, the agency that shapes skills, education and employment best practice in the cultural sector, has welcomed DONALD HYSLOP (pictured) as its new Chair. Currently Head of...
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The Arts Foundation, which provides financial support for individual artists, has appointed two new trustees. DENNIS CHANG is a Director at international public relations consultancy Bolton &...
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Five new trustees from Merseyside’s LGBTQIA community have joined the Board of the arts festival Homotopia, to support the work of the core team. The new trustees are JOAN BURNETT, currently...
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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