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Sonali Joshi says parity in support for the self-employed is the vital ingredient for a positive future.
A year's worth of income support payments for arts sector freelancers would cost an estimated £880m – less than 1% of the subsidy bill to date.
100 or fewer organisations will benefit from the next round of England's Culture Recovery Fund repayable finance.
A further £400m of Culture Recovery Fund grants and loans has been earmarked for extending another "helping hand" to organisations facing failure before April.
The imminent end of income support for freelancers "will be devastating for them and for the industry," union leaders say. The damage has already begun.
Organisations applying to DCMS' £270m repayable finance scheme can ask for money to employ freelancers when government support ends.
Funding bodies will enforce "pay restraint" at the organisations getting recovery money - but won't be exercising the same restraint themselves.
The Welsh Government will require organisations to commit to fair pay rates, but has not responded to calls for a universal basic income for creatives.
Surveys say 70% fear they can't pay the bills, 60% expect their income to halve and 50% have lost all their scheduled work.
The long-awaited document aims to create a more diverse cultural sector but contains no new measures to improve artists’ pay.
Wiltshire Council says it now knows asking for experienced, skilled and pre-vetted volunteers “was not the right approach”.
New research “confirms many fears that female artists are making less money, regardless of talent”. So what’s the solution?
The Arts Council of Wales has said it won’t fund projects that don’t budget minimum pay rates for artists. We asked the other councils why they aren’t doing the same.
New research suggests the expanding role of music managers and an outdated earnings model means “we run the risk of losing many of these talented professionals altogether”.
The Government’s “biggest ever single investment in cultural infrastructure” will pay for building maintenance in musuems, technology for libraries and regeneration projects.
The agency has said it will not fund applications that don’t commit to paying artists union minimum rates “at the very least”.
Library and museum staff planning 14 days of industrial action hope it will be "a wake-up call for the council to come to the table for constructive negotiations".
Arts Council England’s policy leads respond to questions on its plans for the next ten years.
The arts sector needs to stop exploiting skilled practitioners through tokenistic and self-serving community projects, says Charlotte Arculus.
Eight of England's largest arts employers reduced their gender pay gaps last year, with Arts Council England ending the year with a small gap in favour of women.