Harman calls for arts workers’ support

Harman calls for arts workers’ support

Former shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has demanded safeguards for freelance arts workers.

Freelances petition for retention of project grants

Freelances petition for retention of project grants

Letter to ACE demands reversal of emergency package

Edinburgh festivals cancelled

Edinburgh festivals cancelled

All five of Edinburgh’s summer festivals have been cancelled for this year because of Covid-19.

Jarman’s Prospect Cottage saved

Jarman’s Prospect Cottage saved

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.

Tom Watson to champion music industry

Tom Watson to champion music industry

Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is to champion musicians as chair UK Music, the umbrella representative for the music industry.

How coronavirus is hitting you – your chance to tell ministers

How coronavirus is hitting you – your chance to tell ministers

Coronavirus Covid-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to creative workers and their industries. Now you can tell the government how.

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

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

Free arts webinar on how to survive the crisis

Free arts webinar on how to survive the crisis

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’s £11m support package

Creative Scotland’s £11m support package

Creative Scotland has launched a three-pronged support package to help sustain the country’s creative practitioners during the coronavirus crisis.

BM appoints Beard despite No 10 rejection

BM appoints Beard despite No 10 rejection

The British Museum has appointed the classics scholar Professor Mary Beard a trustee, despite No 10 Downing Street having rejected her candidature.

TAITMAIL   What is to be done?

TAITMAIL What is to be done?

The news that Halifax’s Square Chapel has gone into administration demonstrates the fragility of arts organisations in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Call for clarity on Chancellor’s freelance deal

Call for clarity on Chancellor’s freelance deal

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.

London Eye turns blue for NHS

London Eye turns blue for NHS

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.

Halifax arts centre goes into adminstration

Halifax arts centre goes into adminstration

Square Chapel closes over cashflow

Musicians’ charity sets up £5m fund

Musicians’ charity sets up £5m fund

Help Musicians UK offers £500 hardship payments

Warning on Ireland’s modern artworks

Warning on Ireland’s modern artworks

Gallery says storage facility ‘a risk’

ACE announces new aid package for arts

ACE announces new aid package for arts

£160 million earmarked for emergency response package

Closure - but the art goes on

Closure - but the art goes on

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.

87k petition Chancellor to remember freelancers

87k petition Chancellor to remember freelancers

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.

More cultural venues announce closures

More cultural venues announce closures

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 sales down by 90% - says survey

Advance sales down by 90% - says survey

Advance ticket sales and income at arts venues nationwide has dropped by 92% in the wake of the coronavirus, according to a new survey.

Arts organisations launch funding appeals

Arts organisations launch funding appeals

Venues and artists use crowdfunding to raise urgent cash

Advice on social gatherings ‘crippling blow’ to creative industries

Advice on social gatherings ‘crippling blow’ to creative industries

Leaders blast government advice on coronavirus

Row over Stratford Circus Arts future

Row over Stratford Circus Arts future

Newham Council serves arts trust notice to quit