Written on Friday, 05 March 2021
The charity Mind has partnered with the global football fan organisation COPA90 to commission a short film to raise awareness of the mental harm the lockdown can do to amateur soccer players.
A painting of a group of figures crowding into a leafy place has won the 2020 Sir John Moore’s Paining Prize, and £25,000.
BBC Radio 3 has joined forces with the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find classical music composers from diverse ethnic backgrounds from history.
The Covid experience has taught us a lot about the value of art and how it is valued, and many see the government’s apparently new attitude as positive.
Written on Thursday, 04 March 2021
Coventry’s year as City of Culture, running from May 2021 to May 2022, opens two days before lockdown can be eased on its theatres and museums.
Written on Wednesday, 03 March 2021
Provision to help the creative industries out of the Covid recession and into development have been broadly welcomed by the sector., though with reservations about provisions for freelances and planning for the future.
Written on Tuesday, 02 March 2021
The creative community of Brighton and Hove has launched a recovery programme to kick start the city’s post-pandemic recovery.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to give an extra £408m to the arts and communities in tomorrow’s Budget to help theatres and museums to reopen when lockdown restrictions begin to lift.
Written on Monday, 01 March 2021
St David’s Day, Wrexham, 1st March 1968, by Michael Brennan
Set in a converted Somerset farm, Clayhill Arts is a training retreat for artists and creative professionals founded by Deborah and Michael Parkes and opening in 2017, and also a model of arts enterprise
Written on Saturday, 27 February 2021
A fifth of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s curatorial staff are facing redundancy with a proposed radical restructuring designed to reduced costs following the pandemic lockdowns, with consultation with staff beginning next week.
Written on Thursday, 25 February 2021
Hull’s last surviving “sidewinder” trawler and its picaresque adventures are to become part of Hull’s £30m maritime history quarter, a legacy of its year as City of Culture in 2017 and due to open in 2023.
The poet Stephen Lightbown is to chair the dance company Candoco, with the disabled dancer and choreographer Dan Daw joining as the company’s first associate artistic director.
Written on Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Paula Orrell, a curator, is the director of the Contemporary Visual Art Network (CVAN) and has just launched Art Is Essential, #ArtIsEssential, a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of visual art
Written on Monday, 22 February 2021
The Prime Minister has announced that theatres, museums, cinemas and live events will be allowed to open from May 17, with some restrictions.
Museums in England have suffered an 88% reduction in Arts Council project funding because of the pandemic, according to a survey by an art market consultancy.
Labour is calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend business rate relief, due to expire on March 31, on thousands of theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas facing permanent closure because of lockdown.
Written on Friday, 19 February 2021
Heritage sites and independent cinemas are to be the final recipients of the first round of grants from the government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
Creatives are being hit by “crippling inequalities across the country” that are not being addressed by the government, the Creative Industries Federation (CIF) says today.
Written on Thursday, 18 February 2021
The City of London has today pulled the plug on ambitious plans for a £300m pound centre for music, inspired by Sir Simon Rattle’s demand for an international-standard concert hall for London.
The performer/choreographer Freddie Opoku-Addaie is to be the next CEO/artistic director of Dance Umbrella, succeeding Emma Gladstone and becoming only the fourth head of the festival since its foundation 43 years ago.
Written on Wednesday, 17 February 2021
The actor, director and teacher Josette Bushell-Mingo is to be the next principal of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, succeeding Gavin Henderson who stood down last year.
Written on Tuesday, 16 February 2021
The Cut Arts Centre at Halesworth in Suffolk has launched a programme that will make access to the gallery and its growing archive more intimate.
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has called leaders of Heritage bodies to a meeting next week to discuss how they represent British history.