Written on Tuesday, 07 April 2020
BBC and ACE offering funding, training, toolkits, and webinars
Tania Wilmer, until recently CEO of the Stratford Circus Arts Centre, is to be executive director of London’s international festival Dance Umbrella.
The Arts Society – formerly Nadfas – is today launching a series of free lectures online aimed at the over-70s.
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.
Written on Monday, 06 April 2020
The UK must not be allowed to become a cultural wasteland , the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) warned today.
The American conductor Karina Canellakis is to be the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s new principal guest conductor.
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.
Written on Friday, 03 April 2020
Arts Council England and the BBC are collaborating over commissioning new work for broadcast as part of the broadcaster’s Culture in Quarantine initiative.
Philip Long, director V&A Dundee since 2011 opening it in September 2018, is to be the next director of National Trust Scotland.
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.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham joined the nation’s salute to the NHS staff and other essential workers at 8pm last night.
Written on Thursday, 02 April 2020
Former shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman has demanded safeguards for freelance arts workers.
Written on Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Letter to ACE demands reversal of emergency package
All five of Edinburgh’s summer festivals have been cancelled for this year because of Covid-19.
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.
Written on Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is to champion musicians as chair UK Music, the umbrella representative for the music industry.
Coronavirus Covid-19 is presenting unprecedented challenges to creative workers and their industries. Now you can tell the government how.
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
Written on Monday, 30 March 2020
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 has launched a three-pronged support package to help sustain the country’s creative practitioners during the coronavirus crisis.
The British Museum has appointed the classics scholar Professor Mary Beard a trustee, despite No 10 Downing Street having rejected her candidature.
Written on Friday, 27 March 2020
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.
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.
Written on Thursday, 26 March 2020
Square Chapel closes over cashflow