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Venues that fail to comply face a maximum £10,000 fine but policing falls to overextended local authorities and underserved security.
The shift to digital has been beneficial to many, but Ash Mann is particularly interested in what it could mean for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people.
Issues of access have beleaguered artists and audiences alike. Jamie Wyld explores how access streams can be used in innovative ways to enhance both artist and audience experience.
All cultural organisations are concerned with making their work more accessible. A new report by Maria Varvarigou on sensory and inclusive theatre for disabled children and young people provides a model for doing just that.
Two thirds would choose venues with Covid certification on entry over those taking a laissez-faire approach.
DfE has resurrected the long-delayed plan as industry and researchers warn music A-levels could disappear from some regions by 2033.
The scheme hopes to reach industries locked out of traditional apprenticeships by offering flexible employment patterns and shorter term roles.
The free card will enable “seamless, barrier-free” booking to boost audiences’ confidence to return to live events, building on a model already used by 38,000 people.
Autistic people face the highest rate of unemployment of all disabled groups in the UK. A new guide aims to change conversations surrounding autism in the performance industry.
Venues are pleading for leniency on isolation rules that threaten to derail their reopening, but audiences remain hesitant.
The museum and heritage sector has always been collaborative. But, says Carolyn Young, the need for supporting each other to build resilience is now greater than ever.
The Jess de Wahls controversy has highlighted how tenuous arts organisations' solidarity with transgender people can be.
Erin Gavaghan reflects on how the lives of women with experience of the criminal justice system can be profoundly changed by theatre.
Just 7% of disabled arts professionals are in full-time employment according to a new survey that paints a "shockingly fragile" picture of disability in the cultural sector.
New Diorama Theatre will open a free workspace in July, welcoming up to 80,000 creatives per year: "We would be delighted if other places stole the idea and emulated it."
The handbook aims to improve representation of disabled people in the music industry as a survey finds half have withdrawn job applications over accessibility concerns.
Forty London arts organisations have signed up to a new charter as other initiatives promote the arts in care homes across the UK.
A campaign aims to reduce pay gaps and increase diversity in recruitment, but some say keeping the salary quiet improves inclusion too.
Lois Stonock planned the London Borough of Culture 2020 to respond to Brexit. Then Brent became home to one of the UK’s first coronavirus fatalities.
The National Portfolio Organisation has pursued its plan to widen access in spite of the pandemic and says funders have been "universally supportive".