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.

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‘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.

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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.

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£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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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