The days grow longer for smaller prizes I feel a stranger to all surprises You can have them I don’t
Here are the notes I prepared to speak at this morning’s meeting of What’s Next UK Preliminary No criticism: this
The lockdowns and physical distancing measures introduced to contain the spread of Covid 19 have had a devastating impact on
In March 2020, unable to use their theatres, concert halls, galleries and museums, cultural organisations went online like a buffalo stampede. The mood in those early days seemed to be excited and febrile, characteristic of how people respond in a crisis.
Surviving to do what? The Covid 19 pandemic and the public health measures imposed to limit infections have been devastating
We know each other but there is nobody here to translate for us. We’ve talked before. Now we pretend to
Last night, in an effort to arrest a rapidly-rising Covid-19 infection rate, France returned to a strict lockdown. Until at
Why not to set aside 1%, 5% even 10% of the new cash to get artists – the people who create the work but who were ineligible for the Cultural Recovery Fund – working again? What’s to prevent each organisation in receipt of new funding from setting up their own Works Progress Administration to help the creative workforce?
The existential crisis now facing artists, performers, technicians, educators and many other freelance workers in the cultural industries has been
This post is the last of a series of conversations I held with Arlene Goldbard about public employment programmes and