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19 Mar 2020

In uncertain times, ArtsProfessional will be providing regular updates on projects and resources to support wellbeing, careers and creativity in the arts.

The future of festivals with 5G

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20 Jul 2021

Brighton Dome has been participating in 5G Festival trials to test new technology that could revolutionise the festival experience. Donna Close shares the findings. 

Legislate fair payment from music streaming, inquiry says

15 Jul 2021

After a nine-month-long inquiry, MPs have recommended "a complete reset" of music streaming to better compensate creators. What could a new model look like?

Creatives call for device tax to generate arts funding

01 Jul 2021

A major collection society says the levy could provide up to £300m per year. What would it look like and how would it work?

WOW goes virtual

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22 Jun 2021

Jude Kelly shares how a group dedicated to the experience of live congregational events transformed into techies in a two-month turnaround.

Two thirds of livestreaming performers expect to continue post-pandemic

08 Jun 2021

A lack of infrastructure and interaction with audiences are pressing issues for artists streaming live - but monetisation remains the most major concern.

Why digital isn’t enough

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26 May 2021

As Covid-19 has pushed culture online, Danielle Child, Karen Gray, Harry Weeks and John Wright examine how arts and cultural organisations have attempted to make the digital more social.

PRS sets 10% interim livestream tariff against objections

14 May 2021

The royalties society says the rate, already more than double that levied on in-person shows, is "discounted" from a permanent rate it is yet to announce.

Do you really believe theatre is for everyone?

04 May 2021

Stage side seats have historically been free to cheap, so why are we rushing to return to restricted view seating? Fiona English makes the case for continuing digital access.

Major shake-up for BBC arts

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01 Apr 2021

BBC cuts prompt an internal restructuring that will link classical music with arts and factual programming and remove a layer of experienced management.

DCMS Minister voices support for CMA to investigate music streaming

24 Mar 2021

Inquiry offers little hope of a copyright regime change to ensure equitable remuneration for artists any time soon.

Send them to the moon

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17 Mar 2021

With a smartphone and a bit of carboard, museums’ aspirations for immersive experiences can reach astrological heights, writes Kaitlin Fritz.

Connection comes from collaboration

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08 Mar 2021

Making digital connections to create immersive work played to all our strengths, Sarah Ellis writes.

Coventry 2021 will be 'a return to live'

02 Mar 2021

The UK City of Culture year will press ahead with a full calendar of festivals and events from May 15 - two days before the Government's 'no earlier than' date for live shows.

What ‘watch at home’ gave us

A pirate on stage performing Treasure Island in front of a ship prop and his crew
24 Feb 2021

Can a regional theatre make money from online productions? Kelly Johnson says you have to weigh your options and ask for help.

Why ‘selling’ strategically is not ‘selling out’

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17 Feb 2021

Purposeful and ethical deaccessioning has funded a digital transformation that is giving a small, London museum a sustainable long-term future, global reach and wider community engagement. David Glasser tells the story.

Reworking what you already have is the opposite of innovation

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10 Feb 2021

Covid-19 has proved that what worked back then won’t work now. Patrick Towell says true innovation requires attention, collaboration, and a sense for ideas that can be scaled up for success.

Going digital isn’t about technology

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10 Feb 2021

The greater success of some arts organisations boils down to a few key ingredients. Money isn’t one of them, writes Ash Mann.

What to do when you’re sick of Zoom

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10 Feb 2021

Heidi Wiley and Hélène Gauthier share how they created a virtual venue - and why they think this provides a model for the future.

PRS backpedals on streaming licence for small events

04 Feb 2021

A temporary change to its controversial fees has received both a warm welcome and a cold shoulder.

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