GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Help at hand to make change happen

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Help at hand to make change happen

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

588 more get rescue fund cash

588 more get rescue fund cash

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced another tranche of grants from the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, with £76m.

Children depict their lockdown life for exhibition

Children depict their lockdown life for exhibition

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.

THE WORD   Moving Music

THE WORD Moving Music

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

TAITMAIL One false move and the dancer gets it

TAITMAIL One false move and the dancer gets it

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.

Balloon chosen to tell Thamesmead’s cultural story

Balloon chosen to tell Thamesmead’s cultural story

A hot air balloon that doubles as a floating art gallery has beaten 68 other entries to win the Thamesmead Open.

Ragged school, Brighton terrace and quarry cemetery added to At Risk list

Ragged school, Brighton terrace and quarry cemetery added to At Risk list

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.

Artists put @backround_bob centre frame

Artists put @backround_bob centre frame

International artists are collaborating with a disabled 12-year-old painter from Essex to put on his first show, for charity.

Leicester Haymarket may reopen

Leicester Haymarket may reopen

Leicester City Council is hoping to reopen the Haymarket Theatre which closed in March with its operator going into liquidation two months later.

South London and the heart of art

South London and the heart of art

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

Five share £200k Museum of the Year prize

Five share £200k Museum of the Year prize

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.

£250m to save arts venues in first handout

£250m to save arts venues in first handout

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.

Knighthood for Frank Bowling in Birthday Honours

Knighthood for Frank Bowling in Birthday Honours

Congratulations  to  Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients in the arts.

Heritage gets first share of recovery fund

Heritage gets first share of recovery fund

The government has announced grants worth £67m to heritage organisations from the Culture Recovery Fund, ranging from £10,000 to £1m.

ACE predicts early bounceback for arts

ACE predicts early bounceback for arts

Arts Council England is forecasting a recovery for the arts and cultural sector a year earlier than originally predicted.

Sunak denies telling artists to retrain

Sunak denies telling artists to retrain

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.

RSC to cut 90 jobs

RSC to cut 90 jobs

The Royal Shakespeare Company is expecting to lose almost 90 jobs as it tries to make up losses over the lost lockdown season.

Shonibare creates a Commonwealth bouquet for national collection

Shonibare creates a Commonwealth bouquet for national collection

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.

ARTCRY – artists’ survival fund launched

ARTCRY – artists’ survival fund launched

A new fund for artists to allow them to make urgent creative responses to events has been launched by a group of arts leaders.

North West arts recovery plan launched  – with plea for support

North West arts recovery plan launched – with plea for support

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.

THE WORD We’ve never invested in people, and now it’s going to get worse

THE WORD We’ve never invested in people, and now it’s going to get worse

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

Terera pulls out of National’s reopening show

Terera pulls out of National’s reopening show

Giles Terera has had to withdraw from the National Theatre’s post-lockdown opening production following emergency surgery.

Royal Opera House to sell Hockney portrait

Royal Opera House to sell Hockney portrait

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.

Fiona Banner delivers protest sculpture to DEFRA

Fiona Banner delivers protest sculpture to DEFRA

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.