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Five major UK arts institutions are appealing for public and private investment after losing half their income due to Covid-19.
The National Lottery operator generated £1.88bn for good causes in spite of the pandemic, but withheld £59.2m to boost its marketing budget.
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.
A parliamentary report into writers' experience of Covid-19 says "a clear line of communication between the Government and the creative workforce" would address gaps in support - and save an £11bn industry from a cliff edge.
Staff restructuring proposals that threaten the museum department have been condemned as a "devastatingly bad idea".
Can a regional theatre make money from online productions? Kelly Johnson says you have to weigh your options and ask for help.
Sharon Heal challenges a museum chair’s view that ethics are a matter of ‘emotion’.
Leaving the influential programme in a time of crisis would be "a travesty" - and unnecessary for devolved nations, campaigners say.
Sonali Joshi says parity in support for the self-employed is the vital ingredient for a positive future.
A Supreme Court decision has opened the door for thousands of arts and entertainment companies to claim business interruption insurance over Covid-19.
The music industry is up in arms over the licensing body’s plan to impose tariffs of up to 17% on live streaming ticketed performances.
London’s cultural and commercial sectors have always had a symbiotic relationship, writes Tony Matharu. Fostering those links is now more important than ever.
As we say good riddance to 2020, Liz Hill takes a glass-half-full look at progress in the cultural sector this year, and what the year ahead might hold.
Fear of being excluded holds artists back from challenging the major platforms.
Organisations and local authorities say its unfair and uneconomical to place harsher limits on cultural venues than gyms and hairdressers, as they trumpet their benefits to the nation's health.
The Government has permitted venues to open with up to 50% capacity from early December. What does the science say?
Research into gender pay gaps and the representation of Britain's female artists shows some measures of equality are moving backwards, while others are "incredibly slow" to change.
The economic value of music industries reached a £5.8bn high in 2019. Then the "hammer blow" happened.
"We have now had a glimpse of what direct government funding of the arts would look like – and it’s not a pretty picture" says Liz Hill.