Fair & Equitable
Like the rest of the sector, we were both surprised and delighted at the news announced late last night by the Government of a £1.57 billion investment to protect Britain’s arts and heritage institutions.
However, without artists, there is no art. All regions and venues of all sizes should be accounted for in the distribution; no-one should be forgotten.
‘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.
Q & A with De’Anne Crooks
Birmingham-based De’Anne Crooks was recently commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) to produce a piece responding to the pandemic. ‘Great-ish: The Gaslighting of a Nation’ (2020) is a love letter to an unborn child which engages with the migrant experience and Britain as a spouse in a would-be toxic relationship. Annabel Clarke talks to her about her work.