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Disabled artists say their safety, security and insight into limited lifestyles are crucial during this crisis.
As stopgap measures grow in number, some arts workers will still fall through the cracks.
Arts Council England has drawn on reserves and Lottery grants to save the sector from an "unsustainable loss of revenues".
Surveys say 70% fear they can't pay the bills, 60% expect their income to halve and 50% have lost all their scheduled work.
Arts workers, unions and membership organisations react to UK-wide closures and the “unmanageable risks” presented by the lack of an enforced directive.
Plans are in place for Government-backed loans, but sector leaders say they fail to support the freelance arts workforce.
Grant funding will be ‘refocussed’ as freelancers rally to support each other – but there may not be enough cash to go around.
Sector bodies have thanked audiences for continuing to attend shows as a growing number of performances, tours and events are cancelled and postponed.
Where ACE once sought to democratise high culture, it now emphasises subjective creativity. Has this made the idea of an ‘audience’ irrelevant, asks Steven Hadley.
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.
Advocates hope the funder’s upcoming delivery plan will address concerns its strategy does not support communities’ involvement in decision making.
Amid the hand wringing and the hand washing, let’s not forget the workforce, says Amanda Parker.
What happens when an internationally acclaimed theatre producer is accused of cultural insensitivity? He puts on another production – about another nation’s culture, writes Amanda Parker.
The Great Place Scheme demonstrates how projects flourish when official bodies allow them freedom from pre-determined outcomes, says Jill Cole.
It’s time to turn up the volume on the needs and interests of young people, says Carol Reid.
The UK will not seek to stay in the programme next year or commit to funding any alternatives to the chagrin of the Scottish Government.
Will the Government’s new plan satisfy the sector and solve the shortcomings of music education?
Despite ACE threats of sanctions, most NPOs are ruled to have ‘met’ diversity targets – with only 11 facing exclusion from future funding rounds.
The long-awaited document aims to create a more diverse cultural sector but contains no new measures to improve artists’ pay.
Lottery funding, low pay, and that boat…Amanda Parker meets the Arts Council England Chair and architect of the UK’s engagement with art.