Written on Monday, 19 October 2020
Professionals in the cultural and creative industries are having to rethink their working lives and acquire new skills, approaches and strengths to cope with the pandemic and its affects. To help them, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama is launching a series of free online workshops for practitioners, entitled Change Makers. Sian Brittain, the school’s head of Innovation, introduces it
Written on Saturday, 17 October 2020
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced another tranche of grants from the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, with £76m.
Written on Friday, 16 October 2020
Arts Council England’s call in July for children and young people to submit paintings of their lockdown experiences has resulted in an exhibition of 221 works of art.
For more than 200 years the Royal Philharmonic Society has been creating opportunities for musicians - notably Beethoven from whom the society commissioned his 9th Symphony - and the annual RPS Awards have been a gauge of the excellence of our musicians. The shortlist for 2020 has just been announced, and here the RPS’s chief executive James Murphy discusses why they are more important now than ever
The image here has become infamous, and the more it’s seen the more outrageous it becomes, so here it is again. Wrong on so many levels it is a glimpse, more than a glimpse, of how the government sees jobs in the arts. It doesn’t.
Written on Thursday, 15 October 2020
A hot air balloon that doubles as a floating art gallery has beaten 68 other entries to win the Thamesmead Open.
Brighton’s famous seafront Madeira Terrace , the Ragged School Museum in Tower Hamlets and Liverpool’s St James’s Gardens cemetery, built in a former stone quarry, are among the buildings added to Historic England’s latest Heritage at Risk register, published today.
Written on Wednesday, 14 October 2020
International artists are collaborating with a disabled 12-year-old painter from Essex to put on his first show, for charity.
Leicester City Council is hoping to reopen the Haymarket Theatre which closed in March with its operator going into liquidation two months later.
Written on Tuesday, 13 October 2020
The South London Gallery in Peckham is one of the five winners of this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year Prize, sharing £200,000 with the Science Museum, Gairloch Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum and Towner Eastbourne. Winning for the SLG is a personal triumph for the woman who has led it since 2001, Margot Heller
For the first time since it was founded in 2003, the Museums of the Year Award has been shared by five institutions with the prize money doubled to £200,000.
Written on Monday, 12 October 2020
The government has announced grants worth £257m from its £1.57bn Cultural Rescue Fund to save theatres, arts venues, museums and cultural organisations across England that have been brought close to ruin by the Covid lockdown.
Written on Saturday, 10 October 2020
Congratulations to Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients in the arts.
Written on Friday, 09 October 2020
The government has announced grants worth £67m to heritage organisations from the Culture Recovery Fund, ranging from £10,000 to £1m.
Written on Thursday, 08 October 2020
Arts Council England is forecasting a recovery for the arts and cultural sector a year earlier than originally predicted.
Written on Wednesday, 07 October 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has denied suggesting artists should look for “new opportunities” following as storm of criticism after remarks made on ITV News on Monday.
Written on Tuesday, 06 October 2020
The Royal Shakespeare Company is expecting to lose almost 90 jobs as it tries to make up losses over the lost lockdown season.
The British/Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has been commissioned by the Government Art Collection (GAC) fund to create an image for embassies around the world.
A new fund for artists to allow them to make urgent creative responses to events has been launched by a group of arts leaders.
Written on Monday, 05 October 2020
Manchester’s mayor Andy Burnham has today launched a six-month recovery plan for arts professionals and organisations in Greater Manchester and across the North West.
Arts workers have never had a good deal, and the prospects are even bleaker. Keith Jeffrey has started BreakThrough Coaching & Consulting to help leaders in the arts and their organisations navigate change for their workers post-Covid
Giles Terera has had to withdraw from the National Theatre’s post-lockdown opening production following emergency surgery.
The Royal Opera House (ROH) is to sell a David Hockney portrait of its former chef to raise money to fill a financial gap left by the Cocid-19 pandemic it was announced today.
The artist Fiona Banner has today delivered a 1.25-ton sculpture to the government in protest against lax care for our oceans and their fish.