‘Opening Ikea but not the V&A doesn’t make any sense’: Museums in fight to survive ‘catastrophic’ Covid losses
The late reopening of the UK’s museums is another blow as they slash budgets and cut staff because of the pandemic. Come 17 May, they will have to do far more, with far less to attract the public back – via i newspaper.
Artists Make Change: “Artists need to be more involved in policy decisions”
a-n Artists Council has initiated a 12-month research and development project that will explore the role of the artist in society and advocate for how artists and art organisers can effectively work for change. Glen Stoker, a visual artist and Director of Stoke-on-Trent-based artist-led project AirSpace Gallery, and Rachel Dobbs, an artist and educator based in Plymouth speak to Jack Hutchinson about the project and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their plans – via a-n.
Covid-19 impact survey: “a stark reminder of precarity in the arts”
Drawing on the findings of a-n’s recent survey and reflecting the views of over 4,000 members, the Covid-19 impact survey report provides robust insights into the emerging impacts of the public health crisis with 93% of respondents reporting that their practice or career has been affected by the outbreak. – via a-n news