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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Halifax arts centre goes into adminstration

Square Chapel closes over cashflow

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Musicians’ charity sets up £5m fund

Help Musicians UK offers £500 hardship payments

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Warning on Ireland’s modern artworks

Gallery says storage facility ‘a risk’

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