The contest will continue into 2029 and beyond, with £40,000 grants to develop longlisted applications regardless of whether they win or lose.
Companies that Arts Council England have finally paid emergency grants to are now left with little time to use them: "They've put companies in danger more than they've helped."
Support for maintaining current arts education funding spans the political spectrum, placing pressure on the Government to abandon plans for a 50% cut.
More than 60 arts professionals are included in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list, the most ethnically diverse to date.
Pleas for further income support during the four week wait are unlikely to be heard but an insurance scheme may finally come to fruition.
Companies are yet to receive Culture Recovery Fund grants that need to be used by the end of the month. Some fear the money may never arrive.
The conservatoire is the fourth in two weeks to face allegations of historic staff misconduct. What's driving the rise in disclosure?
Official employment statistics show the cultural sector remains in crisis, with declining job opportunities and regional imbalances.
A lack of infrastructure and interaction with audiences are pressing issues for artists streaming live - but monetisation remains the most major concern.
Sebastiaan ter Burg
The National Lottery Heritage Fund says its speedy funding response to Covid-19 saved jobs and facilitated social distancing. But funding priorities may change as demand outstrips supply.
Many of the UK's highest-funded arts organisations promised change after George Floyd's death. While governance and programming has evolved, change in the ethnic diversity of their workforces is slow.
The movement is part of a sea change in representation in theatre: "It's comparable to non-disabled people playing disabled characters, or even white people putting on blackface."