THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

The Prison of Technology, 26th December 2019, by Rafael Schmall

TAITMAIL     Making a lifeline lead to something better

TAITMAIL Making a lifeline lead to something better

So did the culture department make praising the government a condition of getting money from the culture recovery fund? Well, yes… and no.

Grayson Perry: ‘Some arts orgs need to go’

Grayson Perry: ‘Some arts orgs need to go’

Some arts organisations hit badly by the Covid crisis need to go, according to the award-winning artist Grayson Perry.

Kneehigh collaboration takes innovation beyond Covid

Kneehigh collaboration takes innovation beyond Covid

Kneehigh, the Cornwall-based touring theatre company that last week was awarded £250,000 from the government’s culture restoration fund, has joined up with the Bristol Old Vic and its former artistic director, Emma Rice, for a new production on both screen and stage.

UK’s music culture ‘dying’- Tamsin Little

UK’s music culture ‘dying’- Tamsin Little

The violin virtuoso Tamsin Little has said that Britain’s live music culture is facing the end if there is no help from the government for musicians.

MY STORY 	What no-one is telling you – the truth about Covid’s impact

MY STORY What no-one is telling you – the truth about Covid’s impact

An exhausted Michelle Carwardine-Palmer, chief executive of Kneehigh Theatre, is leading the company through the pandemic crisis to the achievement of changes that were already needed before lockdown

Old Vic, Rambert and Black Country Museum in £75m new recovery fund hand-outs

Old Vic, Rambert and Black Country Museum in £75m new recovery fund hand-outs

Another 35 leading arts organisations have received grants worth a total of £75m from the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, this time in amounts of up to £3m, via Arts Council England.

New fund to help freelance creatives

New fund to help freelance creatives

Four charities have combined to launch a new fund to ensure music makers and performing artists can carry on working through the Covid-19 emergency.

Jarman’s cottage to be books festival centrepiece

Jarman’s cottage to be books festival centrepiece

Film maker Derek Jarman’s remote Romney Marshes cottage in Kent is to be the centrepiece for a literary festival next month.

Un-rescued festival makes public appeal

Un-rescued festival makes public appeal

Devon’s Sea Change Festival, which last week failed in its bid for a grant from the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, has launched a public appeal to save its future.

Festival springs back in autumn

Festival springs back in autumn

Belfast’s International Festival, now in its 58th year, is still the arts event that ‘never closes’ . Patrick Kelly looks at the latest programme

Turner Prize to come from Coventry 2021

Turner Prize to come from Coventry 2021

As part of Coventry’s year as City of Culture in 2021 the Turner Prize will be set in the city’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

A new career for painter Philip Sutton - aged 92

A new career for painter Philip Sutton - aged 92

The colourist painter Philip Sutton was 92 on October 20, and is using his experiences of eight months in lockdown to embark on the next phase of his career – as a gallerist.

Careers open for 50 Jerwood bursaried artists

Careers open for 50 Jerwood bursaried artists

Fifty early career artists from working class backgrounds are being given paths to consolidate their careers with bursaried attachments, announced today.

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

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.