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Who decides what political work is worth funding? And has the moment passed by the time the funding comes through? Kathryn Bilyard and Alistair Spalding share their new rapid response art fund.
Those that have finally been paid their emergency grants are left with little time to use them: "They've put companies in danger more than they've helped."
Companies are yet to receive Culture Recovery Fund grants that need to be used by the end of the month. Some fear the money may never arrive.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund says its speedy funding response to Covid-19 saved jobs and facilitated social distancing. But funding priorities may change as demand outstrips supply.
With under a month to go for art businesses and artists to register with HMRC, Mary-Alice Stack explores how the sector is responding to the need for increased regulation.
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.
The organisation has received repeated assurances but no answers about what happens when the lease on its home of 22 years expires next month.
The first wave of festival cancellations is the canary in the coal mine as Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage says insurance is "still on the table".
Private funders are increasingly interested in supporting new business models and the cultural workforce, growing their aid in response to Covid-19.
New capital and business development programmes are in the pipeline as ACE looks to "refresh" the criteria for existing funding streams and "broaden" its National Portfolio.
If the Government is confident in getting events back by June 21, it shouldn't hesitate to extend insurance beyond its pilot programme.
The National Portfolio Organisation has pursued its plan to widen access in spite of the pandemic and says funders have been "universally supportive".
The partnership will afford more stability to both organisations as they aim to create "one of the most accessible and creative venues in the country".
Arts Council England has investigated 46 suspected cases of fraud and revoked three grants worth a total of £570,000.
Staff restructuring proposals that threaten the museum department have been condemned as a "devastatingly bad idea".
A campaign to reduce proposed funding cuts has succeeded but organisations will still lose thousands of pounds.
An investigation into the Culture Recovery Fund found £335m of awarded funds were still sitting in DCMS' coffers last month as demand for support exceeds its 'worst case scenario'.
Another £300m for the Culture Recovery Fund, a wider safety net for the self-employed, and continued VAT and business rates cuts extend financial supports beyond the anticipated reopening dates.
Local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber are being called on to "defend and when possible increase" spending on culture as Leeds City Council announces major cuts.
Northern Irish organisations' coronavirus deficits will be eliminated by new grants as Scotland offers new support for events and freelancers.