New West Midlands cultural sector unit launched to ensure the recovery of the region’s arts & cultural industries
Led by Culture Central, The West Midlands Culture Response Unit will develop and deliver an action-orientated, sector-led response to the Covid-19 outbreak over the next six months to ensure the visibility, viability and recovery of the cultural sector in the West Midlands.
The great reopening – how Britain’s galleries Covid-proofed themselves
From London to Llandudno to Dundee, museums are back in business. So is it now safe to view art – and how will they cope with the drastic drop in numbers? – via The Guardian.
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.