Birmingham Rep announces redundancies

Birmingham Rep announces redundancies

Birmingham Rep, the oldest building-based theatre company in the country, is the latest to announce redundancy negotiations due to the Covid-19 closure.

TAITMAIL   The worst of times, the best of times

TAITMAIL The worst of times, the best of times

Thanks for the bundle, Rishi, but what about the workers?

A new medium - write your own documentary

A new medium - write your own documentary

MY STORY - Nathan Penlington, writer, performer and co-creator of The Boy in the Book 

‘Freelancers let down again’

‘Freelancers let down again’

Freelancers working in the arts have been let down kin the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s £30bn Plan for Jobs announced today, says Bectu’s general secretary Philippa Childs.

Looking for arts’ new future

Looking for arts’ new future

A joint research project into how the arts will emerge from the Covid-19 crisis has been launched by DCMS and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

£10m boost for small charities

£10m boost for small charities

A Charity Survival Fund worth £10m has been launched by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust to help struggling small charities.

ACE hands out £33m in emergency funding

ACE hands out £33m in emergency funding

Arts Council England has given out £33m to help National Portfolio Organisations stay afloat after the Covid-19 lockdown, part of the £160m emergency response fund launched in March.

Trump musical part of £400k digital arts experiment

Trump musical part of £400k digital arts experiment

Experiments that defy the imagination are at the heart of a government-sponsored programme to create new cultural experiences through immersive technology.

Grenfell victim gets shop window exhibition

Grenfell victim gets shop window exhibition

Khadija Saye, the artist who died in the Grenfell Tower fire three years ago aged 24, is to have her own exhibition a few yards from the site of the tragedy.

London’s Khan welcomes arts rescue scheme  – ‘but let’s see the small print’

London’s Khan welcomes arts rescue scheme – ‘but let’s see the small print’

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has welcomed the government's announcement of nearly £1.6bn to support the arts through the pandemic, but has warned that all aspects of culture and the creative industries will need access to support because of the widespread impact of Covid-19.

Alan Davey to chair Trinity Laban

Alan Davey to chair Trinity Laban

The Controller of BBC Radio 3, Alan Davey, is the new chairman of Trinity Laban, the music and dance conservatoire.

Arts welcome £1.57bn rescue package

Arts welcome £1.57bn rescue package

The government last night launched a £1.57bn scheme to rescue the UK’s cultural institutions from the brink of collapse caused the Covid-19 pandemic.

Export stop on £2m Roman hounds

Export stop on £2m Roman hounds

An export bar has been put on the exquisite carved figures of two celtic hounds made in the Roman period.

‘Actor’s Bible’ fighting to survive

‘Actor’s Bible’ fighting to survive

The Stage, Britain’s last privately owned newspaper founded in 1880 and long known as “The Actor’s Bible”, was in crisis today as redundancy consultations with staff began, another potential victim of the coronavirus crisis.

Coventry picks a Mayday start to its year of culture

Coventry picks a Mayday start to its year of culture

Coventry announced today that it will start its year as the UK City of Culture on May 1 next year.

‘Get your own house in order’ Tom Watson tells arts

‘Get your own house in order’ Tom Watson tells arts

Former Labour deputy leader and ex-shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has warned the arts that the sector needs internal reform as well as government commitment to ensure its future post-Covid.

Northern Ireland gets extra £4m arts cash

Northern Ireland gets extra £4m arts cash

Minister promises move on ‘creative future’

Lottery is back

Lottery is back

Arts Council England is bringing back the National Lottery Project Grants from later this month, with easier access than before.

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM    Image of the month

THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Neville Chamberlain at Heston Aerodrome, 30th September 1938, by Fred Ramage, Keystone Picture Agency

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

‘Put arts centres at heart of Covid recovery’

‘Put arts centres at heart of Covid recovery’

A network of 100 arts centres across the UK has put together proposals for local and regional arts centres to be at the heart of a culture revival after the Covid lockdown.

Museums and galleries set to reopen - with caution

Museums and galleries set to reopen - with caution

Following the further relaxing of lockdown restrictions from July 4, England’s museums and galleries are preparing to reopen with strict distancing rules, timed visits and in some cases booking only, with the National Gallery the first of the major institutions to welcome visitors again on July 8.

Leading artists give to lockdown cancer auction

Leading artists give to lockdown cancer auction

Forty-eight of the world’s leading artists, architects and designers have given works of art to be auctioned in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres.

Making a living

Making a living

Founded in London in 2015, Mayku and its Formbox technology has been helping artists and craftspeople during lockdown realise their imagination and create at home, objects from plant pots to bath bombs with production growing at a rate of 100% a month through March and April. Here its co-founder and CEO Alex Smilansky explains how and what.

Perth set to make venues' staff redundant

Perth set to make venues' staff redundant

Horsecross Arts, the charity that runs Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre for Perth and Kinross Council which have been closed since mid-March in the Covid lockdown, is preparing to make redundancies.