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Ongoing closures mean the impact of Covid-19 is more severe for arts and entertainment than any other industrial sector – and the drought may not be over yet.
£11m for Scotland, £7m for Wales and £1m for Northern Ireland as their arts councils announce plans to support organisations and creative workers.
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.
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.
The slush fund is the latest urgent funding measure to support imperilled freelancers.
New research showing a 92% drop in ticket sales and revenue in a single day suggests income will continue to plummet.
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.
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.
‘We Hear You’ gives the sector a confidential space to raise important issues without judgement.
Yes, my crude social media posts may have caused offence – but we can't only allow speech we find agreeable, says Manick Govinda.
It’s often easier to steer clear of challenging issues – but we will all lose out if we censor material we find difficult, argues Julia Farrington.
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?
Creating a theatre inside an empty shop challenges top down hierarchical systems and provides a safe space for conversations, says Julia Negus.
There is a bigger audience for Welsh music than ever before, but a lack of long-term thinking means there aren’t venues, promoters and services to support artists.
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.
Tax relief for venues and EU touring visas are also on the table, DCMS Minister Nigel Adams confirmed.