Calling all artists & visual arts freelancers …
Last week, Arts Council England and HM Treasury announced emergency sector support measures to help visual arts workers affected by COVID-19. We are keen to develop our understanding of the impact of these measures upon the visual arts sector. The Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) has built a survey with Earthen Lamp + other partners and are looking for your help.
The research will inform our approach to sector support collaboration moving forward.
UK could become ‘cultural wasteland’ due to coronavirus, say leading artists
Letter signed by hundreds of creative figures including Jeremy Deller, Grayson Perry and Anish Kapoor calls on government support – 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.