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Amanda Parker asks whether the arts can really save our high streets.
Nearly 1400 arts organisations “woke up to good news” as £257m of Culture Recovery Fund awards were announced, but those who missed out stand a slim chance of survival.
Anastasia Tilston explains how a new community-led company in Chester is making space for artists in the city centre, with pop-up galleries stepping in to revive the declining retail offer.
The National Lottery faces major challenges as more charities clamour for support.
New ONS data lays bare the critical state of the arts and entertainment sectors. Yet these organisations are supporting their employees better than most.
An 84-page plan to overhaul the system makes no mention of protecting arts and cultural venues.
The arts sector's lukewarm reaction underlines most venues' inability to reopen with socially distanced audiences.
The Welsh Government will require organisations to commit to fair pay rates, but has not responded to calls for a universal basic income for creatives.
Heritage can grow the UK's post-Covid economy - but only if it starts "telling the stories of more diverse parts of Britain".
After a four-month closure, Arts Council England has reopened its project grants programme to more people and organisations than ever before.
Efforts by Manchester and the West Midlands to secure extra money highlight fears that rescue funding will be directed towards London.
Investment in soft power assets can deliver huge financial returns – and could be the catalyst for redressing regional economic and cultural imbalances. Ian Wray shares the evidence and suggests how.
We need bold new cultural infrastructures to tackle entrenched inequality in the arts, says Amahra Spence. Can a new project combine business nous with social justice?
Regeneration is all very well – but it is only through celebrating its authentic working class culture that the city can discover a beating heart and soul, says Lisa Meyer.
The North leads the way in using culture to connect people with their past, present, and future. So why does publishing remain so London-centric, asks Katy Shaw.
Delays and cost overruns to the £45m project are likely as it downsizes to avoid a long and expensive legal battle.
ACE is right to focus on libraries in its new strategy, says Hassan Vawda – but it must put communities at the heart of its plans to revive them.
An evaluation says the programme brought “profound but somewhat fragile” changes to Hull’s economy, community and cultural sector.
Historic England envisages the community-led scheme will become a “catalyst for wider regeneration” in a similar way to Creative People and Places.
Patricia Lovett makes the case for protecting and promoting historical crafts – an industry larger than British textiles.