How can I get my show digital?

How can I get my show digital?

BBC and ACE offering funding, training, toolkits, and webinars

Tania Wilmer moves from Circus to Umbrella

Tania Wilmer moves from Circus to Umbrella

Tania Wilmer, until recently CEO of the Stratford Circus Arts Centre, is to be executive director of London’s international festival Dance Umbrella.

Online art lectures for over-70s

Online art lectures for over-70s

The Arts Society – formerly Nadfas – is today launching a series of free lectures online aimed at the over-70s.

Jo Stevens takes shadow culture role

Jo Stevens takes shadow culture role

Jo Stevens, the MP for Cardiff Central, is taking the culture portfolio in Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet, succeeding Tracy Brabin who had the role from January this year.

Cultural wasteland post-Covid?

Cultural wasteland post-Covid?

The UK must not be allowed to become a cultural wasteland , the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) warned today.

Conductor Karina chosen by LPO

Conductor Karina chosen by LPO

The American conductor Karina Canellakis is to be the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s new principal guest conductor.

Art challenge for under-12s in lockdown

Art challenge for under-12s in lockdown

Artists aged under 12 and stuck at home in virus-enforced lockdown are being invited to take part in a competition to support a medical charity.

BBC and ACE join forces

BBC and ACE join forces

Arts Council England and the BBC are collaborating over commissioning new work for broadcast as part of the broadcaster’s Culture in Quarantine initiative.

V&A Dundee’s director moves on

V&A Dundee’s director moves on

Philip Long, director V&A Dundee since 2011 opening it in September 2018, is to be the next director of National Trust Scotland.

TAITMAIL   The moment of shock

TAITMAIL The moment of shock

Before I launch into this week’s diatribe, take four minutes for this, from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. It will put you in the mood.

Blue salute to NHS staff

Blue salute to NHS staff

The Historic Dockyard Chatham joined the nation’s salute to the NHS staff and other essential workers at 8pm last night.

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.

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