Written on Thursday, 02 April 2020
Former shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has demanded safeguards for freelance arts workers.
Written on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Letter to ACE demands reversal of emergency package
All five of Edinburgh’s summer festivals have been cancelled for this year because of Covid-19.
Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage and its garden in Kent have been saved following an appeal that has raised more than £3.5m in less than ten weeks.
Written on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is to champion musicians as chair UK Music, the umbrella representative for the music industry.
Coronavirus Covid-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to creative workers and their industries. Now you can tell the government how.
Will Carling outpaces the Welsh defence at Cardiff Arms Park, 6th February 1993, by Pete Jenkins for the Sunday Telegraph
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
Written on Monday, 30 March 2020
The Creative Industries Federation and PR agency Four Communications are combining to start a series of webinar events to help those working in the creative industries through the Covid-19 crisis.
Creative Scotland has launched a three-pronged support package to help sustain the country’s creative practitioners during the coronavirus crisis.
The British Museum has appointed the classics scholar Professor Mary Beard a trustee, despite No 10 Downing Street having rejected her candidature.
Written on Friday, 27 March 2020
The news that Halifax’s Square Chapel has gone into administration demonstrates the fragility of arts organisations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chancellor’s move yesterday to help the self-employed and freelance – a third of whom make up the creative industries’ workforce - has been welcomed in the arts sector, but with demands for further clarity on how it will work and its timing.
As thousands forsook the safety of self-isolation across the UK to step outside and applaud the NHS at 8pm last night, the London Eye turned blue.
Written on Thursday, 26 March 2020
Square Chapel closes over cashflow
Help Musicians UK offers £500 hardship payments
Written on Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Gallery says storage facility ‘a risk’
Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2020
£160 million earmarked for emergency response package
Written on Monday, 23 March 2020
Museums, galleries and art fairs have been defying the Coronavirus pandemic to keep audiences connected with culture, despite the devastating hit the arts have taken over the crisis with blanket closure.
On behalf of the creative industries more than 30 trades unions and membership organisation have written to the Chancellor of Exchequer with a plea for freelance workers.
Written on Thursday, 19 March 2020
English Heritage, the National Trust and a host of libraries and museums across England are among the cultural institutions now closing their doors because of coronavirus.
Advance ticket sales and income at arts venues nationwide has dropped by 92% in the wake of the coronavirus, according to a new survey.
Written on Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Venues and artists use crowdfunding to raise urgent cash
Written on Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Leaders blast government advice on coronavirus
Newham Council serves arts trust notice to quit