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?

What Banksy teaches us about art ownership

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02 Jun 2021

Think the elusive artist has automatic rights to their famous murals? It’s a bit more complicated than that. Jack Martin and Kate Johnson break it down.

A crash course in anti-money laundering regulations

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20 Apr 2021

Despite new requirements coming into force more than a year ago, many arts organisations remain woefully underprepared. Mary-Alice Stack offers some guidance.

Getting copyright right

17 Nov 2020

Big brands and advertisers are cottoning on to the marketing potential of street art. What does that mean for the artists? Timothy Watkins unpacks the legal issues.

Call to boycott casting company over option to exclude disabled actors

03 Nov 2020

Performers and advocates are outraged after casting directors were able to list roles as unavailable to D/deaf and disabled actors.

Planning reform could put arts venues at risk

19 Aug 2020

An 84-page plan to overhaul the system makes no mention of protecting arts and cultural venues.

Union speaks out on recompense for artists whose work is streamed

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08 May 2020

As ad hoc agreements are hastily put in place to enable performances to be streamed to audiences at home, AP has discovered an ecosystem that lacks a transparent process for creatives to claim repeat fees for recordings of their work now going online.

Creators alarmed by Government’s U-turn on copyright laws

27 Jan 2020

On the eve of Brexit, musicians and authors are calling for equivalent legislation to safeguard their intellectual property rights.

Counter-terrorism steps for City of Culture

07 Jan 2020

Coventry City of Culture is spending £1m on bolstering the police while local authorities plan strategies to reduce the risk of an attack in 2021.

GDPR one year on: four things to watch out for

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05 Sep 2019

Following recent large fines issued by the UK’s privacy watchdog, Raj Shah offers some tips to avoid falling foul of the regulator.

Gaining confidence around compliance

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20 Jun 2019

The Primary Authority scheme can help reassure arts organisations they are meeting legal requirements on health and safety, trading standards and fire regulations, explains Rob Belton.

Stables faces new threat as developer circumvents noise ruling

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11 Jun 2019

The Milton Keynes venue says new plans to build 79 houses nearby present a “real threat” to its future.

Taking inspiration from sport

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09 May 2019

Why are many women in the arts not progressing into leadership roles? Alex Marshall asks if there are lessons to be learned from the world of sport.

Getting to grips with intellectual property

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28 Feb 2019

The idea of managing intellectual property fills many people with not just uncertainty but dread - which is why the Boosting Resilience programme recently explored a three-stage approach to make it less daunting.

Leave Means Leave tries to shut down anti-Brexit arts project

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11 Jan 2019

The Photographers’ Gallery says it will not curtail activity in the face of complaints from the pro-Brexit campaign group. 

Shadow minister: arts funding ‘should be conditional on ethical employment’

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29 Nov 2018

Justin Madders made the comments in relation to a tribunal hearing concerning the employment rights of art educators at the National Gallery, which could set a precedent for the public sector.

How to… generate revenue from intellectual property

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05 Jul 2018

Many arts organisations need to think differently about their intellectual property to generate much-needed revenue. Luke McDonagh demystifies copyright, trademarks and other common barriers to exploiting IP.

Universal challenges in the arts

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31 May 2018

Having worked in the arts all over the world, Matina Magkou has observed some common challenges – and ways of overcoming them.

Are you really GDPR ready?

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24 May 2018

GDPR obligations go beyond direct marketing, so when it comes to managing commercial risk, what might you have missed, asks Debbie Richards.

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