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The fourth week of a tracking study examining trends in consumer engagement with digital culture has found a downward trend in weekly consumption of some cultural activities, and less frequent...
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Next month the prize jury will announce bursaries of £10,000 to go to 10 artists, instead of a shortlist announcement followed by a £25,000 winner in December. Prize organiser Tate...
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Studies by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums have found that almost 9 out of 10 of the world's 95,000 museums have had to close at least temporarily since the start of the pandemic...
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Huge public anger over ticketing companies’ foot-dragging approach to offering refunds for cancelled and postponed events continues to boil on social media.
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The new role of Director of Artistic Planning at the Philharmonia Orchestra will be taken by BEN LARPENT. He will join the senior management team in June, leaving Southbank Centre where he is Head of...
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FIONA FRANCOMBE has been appointed as the new Principal/CEO of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is currently Director of The Bottle Yard Studios, where she has championed Bristol as an...
"We have government working groups whose membership is dominated by big cultural venues and institutions. This feels like the equivalent of oil companies dominating a task force to sort out our response to climate change". More voices from more communities should be heard, says David Jubb.
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RAVI GUPTA, Co-Head of Rothschild & Co's UK business and Global Industrials sector, will be the new Chair of Governors at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), starting...
How can it be that classical musicians playing music that’s in the public domain are having their performances removed by Facebook and YouTube? Algorithms are at work, reports Michael Andor Brodeur.
Arts Council England's 'Let’s Create' strategy looks like it will be among the casualties of the emergency stop, says Amy Cunningham. "If we’d just grabbed it before channelling efforts into sustaining organisations that already take up much of the sector's breathing space, I think we’d find it holds just the maxim we need right now".
How can the sensation of intimacy be preserved without actual proximity? Justin Davidson asked some artists and presenters about their plans for a socially distanced future.
Should critics stop reviewing art being made in lockdown because no one is doing well and everyone is fragile? Laura Kressly explores the issues.
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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is asking senior representatives across the DCMS portfolio to find “creative ways to get these sectors up and running again”, but there is no talk of a cash injection to secure their future.
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Rural touring could win back audiences first, as confidence in village hall venues is higher than for other types of auditorium, research finds.
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Commercial operators reveal eye-watering losses and other non-subsidised organisations sit on the brink of ruin in the absence of financial support from the Government for those ineligible for existing emergency funding streams.
Fulfilling the aspirations of those who were satisfied with what normal was would mean reopening cultural institutions that absorb most of the resources and status, but reach perhaps 10% of the population. That's not on the menu, says François Matarasso.
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Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the Exiting the European Union Committee for this parliament, has asked Culture Minister John Whittingdale what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on UK...
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Two-thirds of staff at Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre have been warned they may lose their jobs as the theatre goes into "hibernation" after running up losses of more than £700,...
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Manchester Metropolitan University researchers will be giving young adults the opportunity to create arts-based resources that can help young people think about, talk about and relate to their own...
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The sector is “on its knees”, the Arts Council of Wales tells a Senedd committee, and invites the arts community to contribute to plans for “lasting and systemic change” post-lockdown.
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Four out of five of the 1,069 applicants to the first round of the Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary fund are receiving sums ranging for £500 to £2,500, amounting to a total of £1....
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How can we preserve the entrepreneurial spirit that has characterised the sector’s response to the pandemic, and which of the new ways of being should form part of a new compact with our audiences and communities? Hilary Carty looks at the challenges ahead.
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140 grassroots music venues are being removed from the ‘critical’ list following the #saveourvenues campaign initiated by the Music Venue Trust, which has so far raised over £1.5m...
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Innovative solutions to emerging problems are showing how much can be achieved right now, but getting operationally ready for the next stage is the new challenge facing the arts. It’s important to recognise it’s a shared challenge writes Paul Fadden.
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The time has come for conservatoires to recognise their role within the wider sector and to embrace the challenges presented by modern times. Tom Foster offers six proposals for setting the ball rolling.

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