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The much delayed document will not be enforced by Ofsted and no extra funding has been committed for teacher training.
Museums and cultural organisations may have to extend their opening hours, the Mayor's office says, amid projections more than 100,000 'face-to-face' jobs will be lost.
Some organisations have managed to double dip as more than 1,200 receive support from the emergency arts funding scheme for the first time.
Manchester City Council is urgently refreshing its culture rescue plan as annual analysis shows arts organisations' value to the city - and their immense vulnerability from April.
DCMS Minister Caroline Dinenage says the much-vaunted measure runs the risk of giving false confidence to festivals: "I just wouldn't be prepared to do that."
Arts Council England has investigated 46 suspected cases of fraud and revoked three grants worth a total of £570,000.
Freelancers, young people, women and live performance art forms have been disprortionately affected by a year of lockdowns. Extended financial support may not be enough.
To describe the past year as unprecedented is an understatement. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking anything has really changed, Liz Hill warns.
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'.
The Government faces calls to ensure music education is part of the catch-up curriculum after up to 10% of schools stopped teaching it in 2020.
Lord Alan Howarth reflects on a journey in arts and healthcare that has a promising future.
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.
As Oliver Dowden establishes a working group on "retain and explain", arts workers afraid of exclusion, censorship and funding cuts are speaking up.
Hull’s leaders want to build a ‘collective legacy’ for its City of Culture year. Victoria Bissett and Michael Howcroft say their success depends on rebuilding trust amid a culture of anger, secrecy and fear.
With new demands being made for skills and training, Jane Ide asks: is this going to help young people into work?
Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown includes the possibility of lower capacity events by May 17 and full reopening with testing before the end of June.
What do we learn when we apply DCMS’ new framework for valuing culture to a controversial statue? Robert Hewison gives it a go.
Nigel Prince reflects on the power and responsibility arts organisations have to champion social change in a time of upheaval worldwide.