Art critic Philip Kennicott says the arts will survive. What they will look like is less certain.
In all the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 is one binding truth, writes Sonia Boue: "abled freelance creatives who’ve taken mobility for granted can no longer do so".
Professor of philosophy John Kaag says the art of walking is "purposeless purpose".
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Lewisham Borough of Culture has been delayed until 2022. Following discussions with the Greater London Authority, Lewisham's Cultural Development Team has decided "to continue with our...
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Sales at Sotheby's most recent auction totalled £2.1m, 15% less than at the same auction last year. The number of lots sold and sold at the high estimate also fell compared to the 2019...
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A Halifax arts trust has gone into administration over a funding shortfall. The Square Chapel Trust, a registered chairty, attracted nearly 100,000 people per year but experienced "...
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Scottish Opera trucks are being used to keep supermarkets stocked. With theatres closed, the organisation's drivers have been redeployed.  One Scottish Opera driver said: "we'...
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New data from ticketing companies shows patrons “want to support the organisations they frequent”.
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Reserves and furloughing are "no guarantee" that further cuts can be avoided.
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UK museums, libraries, galleries and archives must “visibly and robustly stand up for freelancers who they frequently depend so greatly on”.
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Surveys say 70% fear they can't pay the bills, 60% expect their income to halve and 50% have lost all their scheduled work.
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Musicians have already lost £13.9m in earnings because of the coronavirus, the Musicians’ Union estimates. Nearly 3700 members surveyed said their income had already been affected...
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The next Fourth Plinth sculpture, titled 'The End', has been delayed indefinitely. Heather Philipson's artwork depicts a whirl of cream topped with a cherry, a fly and a...
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Arts workers, unions and membership organisations react to UK-wide closures and the “unmanageable risks” presented by the lack of an enforced directive. 
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The slush fund is the latest urgent funding measure to support imperilled freelancers.
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New research showing a 92% drop in ticket sales and revenue in a single day suggests income will continue to plummet.
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STEVE SLATER says he is excited to join Derby-based dance organisation Déda and re-engage with the regional arts community. "I spent my formative teenage ‘punk...
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Wellcome's Director of Culture SIMON CHAPLIN is leaving to become CEO of environmental charity Arcadia. He joined Wellcome ten years ago as Head of Wellcome Library. His...
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University of Warwick Professor ANDY LAVENDER is joining Guildhall School of Music and Drama as Vice-Principal and Director of Production Arts. He joins full-time from 1 August...
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Communications specialist NICK PEARCE is leaving entertainment and events support business Target Live after four years. Given the ongoing impact of Covid-19, Pearce said he will take...
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Creative professionals are calling for a "time-limited and carefully targeted" income protection fund for freelance workers. An open letter from the Creative Industries Federation, the...
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Musicians at Chicago's Lyric Opera have voted to receive less than full pay so ring cycle members can receive a weekly paycheck until the end of the performance season in May. A statement from...
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The BBC has launched 'Culture in Quarantine', an arts and culture initiative across radio, television and digital platforms. Guides to closed exhibitions, collections, performances and...
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DCMS is leading a major volunteering drive to support the civil sector during the Covid-19 outbreak. Bodies such as the National Council of Volunteering Organisations (NCVO), British Red Cross and...
Alexis Soloski considers the history of how theatre and disease have shaped each other.

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