22nd March 2019

Music teachers should be treated as ‘workers’ and provided with holiday pay, national minimum wage and whistle-blower protections, according to a new tribunal ruling.

Croydon, Plymouth, Derby, Salford and Medway are to share government funding to teach children on- and off-stage skills to improve self-esteem and confidence.

A new toolkit includes guidance of what to do if cultural businesses are at risk of closure, and how to repurpose buildings for cultural use. 

21st March 2019

An inquiry led by members of the Scottish Parliament will examine public and private sources of revenues for artists and focus on how funding should be distributed to create a sustainable future for the sector.

Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and National Theatre Wales are among the organisations calling for a creative response to the looming ecological crisis.

A parliamentary inquiry has also taken the unusual step of warning the public not to purchase tickets from re-seller Viagogo, which it says has caused distress to “too many music fans”.

19th March 2019

London bore the brunt of cuts to Arts Council England’s open access ‘Grants for the Arts’ scheme, while an associated funding redistribution favoured the South East. 

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