Creative conversations to start the day

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26 Mar 2020

How do you keep connected in our Covid-19 world? #CreativeNetwork is a chance to talk about creative responses to enforced separation – and drink coffee together. Jemma Neville explains. 

What’s New on CovidCulture?

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26 Mar 2020

The new AP microsite presents a round-up of the most relevant, interesting and quirky developments as the lockdown starts to bite. Harvey Parker gives the highlights.

£160m emergency response package for the arts

24 Mar 2020

Arts Council England has drawn on reserves and Lottery grants to save the sector from an "unsustainable loss of revenues".

Two-thirds of ticket sales turned into donations or credit

24 Mar 2020

New data from ticketing companies shows patrons “want to support the organisations they frequent”.

Covid-19: Model for 50% less income, creative businesses told

24 Mar 2020

Reserves and furloughing are "no guarantee" that further cuts can be avoided.

Mounting pressure to protect freelancers' income

23 Mar 2020

Surveys say 70% fear they can't pay the bills, 60% expect their income to halve and 50% have lost all their scheduled work.

'Don't wash your hands of us': Creative sector demands more support

20 Mar 2020

Arts workers, unions and membership organisations react to UK-wide closures and the “unmanageable risks” presented by the lack of an enforced directive. 

£330k emergency fund for authors affected by Covid-19

20 Mar 2020

The slush fund is the latest urgent funding measure to support imperilled freelancers.

Covid-19 closures could cost more than £1m per day 

20 Mar 2020

New research showing a 92% drop in ticket sales and revenue in a single day suggests income will continue to plummet.

£330bn Covid-19 package 'not enough help to freelancers'

18 Mar 2020

Plans are in place for Government-backed loans, but sector leaders say they fail to support the freelance arts workforce.

Covid-19: Funders pledge flexibility to save the sector

18 Mar 2020

Grant funding will be ‘refocussed’ as freelancers rally to support each other – but there may not be enough cash to go around. 

Covid-19: Connecting online during social distancing

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17 Mar 2020

As the sector turns to technology, here’s what you need to know about running online-only events.

The show must go on? Increasing cancellations due to Covid-19

13 Mar 2020

Sector bodies have thanked audiences for continuing to attend shows as a growing number of performances, tours and events are cancelled and postponed.

Budget 2020: What’s in it for the arts?

11 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed business rate cuts for small music venues and millions more pounds for arts education. But some say it’s not enough.

Money Matters

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19 Feb 2020

Whether it’s income for your organisation or your own living expenses, chances are you’ll be looking around for funding, financial advice and fundraising support.

Health and Wellbeing

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19 Feb 2020

How to stay well? How to support others to stay well? Keeping healthy is all about avoiding the virus – and a lot more too. Advice and ideas here for preserving your mental and physical health, and supporting those around you.

Creatives at Work

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19 Feb 2020

What’s affecting your work, your workplace and your job? What opportunities are still available? Keep your finger on the pulse of the sector with resources, news and commentary to help arts professionals weather the storm.

Creative Communities

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19 Feb 2020

Keep active, make connections, join in, collaborate and have fun! Use your downtime as an opportunity to take part in inspiring activities being promoted and shared by the creative community.

Campaigns and Advocacy

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19 Feb 2020

Who’s speaking up for the arts? Here’s what unions, member organisations, campaigners and supporters are doing and saying on your behalf. Get involved…


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