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The combination of the pandemic and impending climate change means the world we have known is about to change. As young people work out what matters to them – and what they can do about it – collective making can help, says Deirdre Buckley.
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The financial fallout from the cancellation and postponement of hundreds of orchestral performances is taking a heavy toll on both orchestras and musicians. Mark Pemberton explains the issues – and what the ABO is doing about them.
When Berlin launched its €500m bid to save small businesses and freelancers from financial free fall, including artists and small cultural businesses, the cash distribution started in four days. Kate Brown and Naomi Rea explain how.
We’re all in it together, but each of us has to deal with their own problems so it’s not surprising if people sometimes make the wrong choices, says François Matarasso.
In the race to deliver online experiences, Nina Simon worries "we may distract ourselves from the potential to envision and deliver true community value".
When the lockdown ends, what will patterns of cultural engagement look like? Research suggests that some art forms will take longer to recover than others, says Colleen Dilenschneider.
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The Bromsgrove arts centre was returning to financial health following local authority cuts, but the coronavirus crisis has proved fatal for the organisation, which needs £10,000 a month to lie dormant.
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Reading Borough Council's bid to buy Reading Prison from the Ministry of Justice and convert it into an arts venue has failed. The derelict prison costs more than £250,000 a year to...
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Venue Cymru in Llandudno has been requisitioned by the local Health Board and turned into a field hospital for patients with coronavirus respiratory problems. The theatre, which will house 350...
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A team of Hastings-based costume makers who normally work in the performing arts have come together to make protective clothing for healthcare workers free of charge. RX Scrubs has ordered more...
Arts People
SHAWAB IQBAL, Executive Producer at Eclipse Theatre, and STELLA KANU, Executive Director of LIFT Festival, have joined Arts Council England's London Area Council as the two Mayor of London...
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Welsh Labour Party MP JO STEVENS has been appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport following the election of Keir Starmer as Labour party leader and Leader of the...
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The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has withdrawn its annual figures, released last week, showing large increases in visitor numbers at UK visitor attractions in 2019. Director...
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The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is making a £50m Heritage Emergency Fund available for stabilising operations and managing unforeseen risks over the next 3-6 months. It is also...
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Data compiled by events guide The List suggests Wigan - where the live music scene represents a quarter of the town's events - will be disproportionately affected by gig cancellations and music...
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The Covid-19 Crisis Response Award of €1 million for Irish artists to create online work has been met with dismay by Ireland's National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA), which is accusing the...
Arts People
ELEANOR HAMPTON, Head of Media & Stakeholder Relations at Arts Council England, is leaving after seven years to head up Communications and Media Relations at the international events company...
Arts People
JENNY RUTTER, a producer with two decades' experience supporting and developing creative practice in the north west, has been appointed as Chair of Creative Lancashire, taking over from...
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Creative practitioners are being told “you have the power to change the world” but responses to its creative brief will be rewarded with profile and exposure, not cash.
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PHILIP LONG OBE, Director of V&A Dundee, is leaving to become CEO at National Trust for Scotland when current Chief Executive SIMON SKINNER retires in July. Long was the V&A's founding...
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Jobs in the wider tourism sector that rely on income from visitors to Edinburgh's festivals are now in jeopardy as Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe, the Tattoo, and the book and art...
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Valley Arts and a Multi-Academy Trust in the Chew Valley are submitting a two-stage plan to Bath & North East Somerset Council for developing a new Performing Arts Centre - a flexible 250-seat...
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Pessimism over house prices and share prices for the rest of 2020 has led Legacy Foresight to revise its forecasts for legacy fundaising in light of the coronavirus pandemic. During this...
Classical music needs more than a bailout, says Matthew Walther. We must put ticket prices within the range of ordinary people, ensure that musicians and singers can support themselves and give young people of all social and economic backgrounds the ability to listen to this music.
Curators and museum researchers in Europe are tracking the events and implications of the coronavirus crisis, not knowing how or when their findings will be used, but confident that future generations will want the information. Lisa Abend reports.

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