Group events happening online are being billed as the new normal, but we are building a future that is still leaving people behind, says Lisette Auton.
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To help musicians make a living, the Musicians Union is proposing that permissions should be granted for "enhanced busking" - allowing spectators to make contactless payments for outdoor...
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To keep the sector up-to-date with what others are doing in preparation for the 'new normal', AP has launched a new feature, The Way Forward. Each week we will be keeping our eyes open for...
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Matt Griffiths says the music industry is a top-heavy machine that no longer encourages the diversity and originality that once helped it thrive.
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The new forums will give more organisations a voice on the process for opening up venues, but the cash flow crisis facing the entire sector will remain the elephant in the room.
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Financial pressures have forced The Minories art gallery in Colchester to close. The leaseholder is Colchester Institute, which had been subsidising the gallery from its core funding for a number of...
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“Challenging” conversations between cultural venues and their contract caterers are likely to be taking place as the lockdown is eased, warns a new report published by the Association of...
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Theatres Trust has lodged an objection to a planning application to transform a former theatre in Exeter city centre into a themed bar. The 50-seat Bike Shed theatre, which was known for supporting...
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The All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group is urging Arts Council England to restore its National Lottery Project Grants Scheme "if ACE is not to make worse an already bad situation for...
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Coronavirus lockdowns around the world have forced the British Council to cancel its cultural diplomacy activities and shut down the vast majority of its English language schools and test centres,...
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A new 'open cultural platform' aiming to reflect the whole of Wales' bilingual artistic ecosystem has seen 70% growth over the ten weeks of the lockdown. 150 channels now distribute Wales...
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Tate is planning ro reopen its London galleries - Tate Modern and Tate Britain - early in August if there is no escalation of coronavirus cases in the UK, but is expecting only 30% of its pre-...
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Trusts and foundations are preparing to build stronger connections with a changed world and a changed public. Moira Sinclair reflects on this brief window of opportunity for a more equal future – and why the alternative is too grim.
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As more and more freelancers refuse to accept unfair agreements and start calling out bad practice by employers, there’s a legal, social and moral case for the whole sector to face up to the issues they’re confronting, says Sarah Shead.
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For artists and performers to be supported in the years ahead, de-institutionalisation and the decentralisation of arts funding is a priority. Universal basic income isn’t the whole answer, says Susan Jones.
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As cultural organisations post positive messages of support for the Black community on social media, Twitter has been alive with comments accusing them of “virtue signalling” while failing to address their own racism.
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Proposals for radical change would ordinarily be met with derision by most orchestra boardrooms, says Julian Forbes. But current circumstances make it essential to think long and hard about how well their product is aligned with a market, and how it can become more competitive.
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The effectiveness of a community dance programme in reducing falls among older people has been praised as “an example of ‘super social-prescribing’.”
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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic it may become harder still for talented people to break into the media, but the New Creatives Network is still creating opportunities for young artists to do just that. Eleanor Adams tells the story.
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A move by Australia's state cultural ministers to extend the jobkeeper wage subsidy to help the struggling cultural sector has been blocked by the Federal Government. Ministers discussed "...
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Escalating building costs for The Factory, Manchester's new arts centre, have left the Council with a further bill of £10m as a result of inflation within the construction sector. The...
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The popularity of draw-based games improved returns to good causes last year, but heavy reliance on retail sales points to a “challenging” year ahead for National Lottery operator Camelot.
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A tapering extension to pay protection for furloughed employees and Government refusal to acknowledge groups that have fallen through the gaps in its Covid-19 support schemes offer no comfort to the arts.
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Jewish Museum London has announced that FRANCES JEENS will be its Interim Director to prepare a new business model for the organisation and put it on a more sustainable financial footing. The Museum...
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Two previous members of Lightpost Theatre Company, MATHIAS ANDRE and CJ WEBLEY, have taken up leadership roles in the organisation. The company was formed following the pilot scheme Up My Street, a...

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