10th July 2020

Indoor performance pilots with the London Symphony Orchestra will shape further reopening plans amid concerns about the safety of singing, brass and wind instruments.

9th July 2020

The funder says 95 National Portfolio Organisations that applied “were not able to demonstrate they needed urgent funding”.

8th July 2020

7th July 2020

Sector leaders have responded with a mixture of relief and gratitude for a Government package that will secure the medium-term future of many organisations on the brink of permanent closure, but others believe the announcement leaves many questions unanswered.

6th July 2020

The collective seeks to influence decision makers and put race at the forefront of the sector’s recovery, but the Arts Council of Wales says it won’t fund a group ‘set up to lobby us’.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund that will “meet the immediate needs” of organisations and freelance workers attempting to survive the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

3rd July 2020

A new survey shows audiences are more likely to attend events with seat spacing and scheduled arrival times, but ticket sales remain frighteningly low.

Wider application of the Theatre Tax Relief scheme would allow arts centres to reopen “within weeks”, a coalition of venues says.

The slump in disabled audiences’ confidence presents a major problem for the arts sector, says Andrew Miller.

Partners say the new date means the cultural showcase “can be reimagined in response to challenges facing the country”.

The Government has dropped parts of a draft plan that would have sidelined ‘non-core’ subjects for up to a year.

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