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
A little over 30 years ago—in May 1989 to be exact—the Communist authorities in Hungary began to dismantle the barbed
For the past 18 month or so, I have been working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
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
When I began working in community arts, at the beginning of the 1980s, I was taught to consider the risks