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Support for freelancers is being doubled to reflect the extension of the furlough scheme

The UK government will increase self-employment grants from 40% to 80% of their profits to reflect the recent extension of the furlough scheme, HM Treasury has announced...

Depot and The Drumsheds were also unsuccessful in their applications

London venue Printworks has issued a response to the club's rejection for Cultural Recovery Fund assistance.

Printworks, a 5,000-capacity venue in south London, and a...

"The Culture Recovery Fund will be a vital lifeline for us"

London’s fabric has been awarded over £1 million from the Arts Council's Culture Recovery Fund.

Following the first waves of recepients announced for the UK's...

It equates to almost two thirds of the industry's work force

170,000 UK music industry jobs ‘will be lost by Christmas’, a study has found.

Following the near-total shutdown of the UK's music industry after the...

"We require you to welcome this funding on your social media accounts"

Venues and arts organisations in the UK were ‘forced to thank the government’ publicly to receive the Culture Recovery Fund grant this week. 

A total...

Help Musicians UK have warned of a looming music industry crisis, and expect an “avalanche of applications” for support in the coming months

55% of professional musicians are earning no money due to COVID-19, according to new research from the charity Help Musicians UK. 

The organisation's study, which...

The scheme begins on the 1st November for six months

The UK government is set to cover 67% of employees’ wages in businesses shut by COVID-19 restrictions, as part of the UK's winter economy scheme...

Corsica Studios, Ministry of Sound, Soup Kitchen and The Glove That Fits are among the venues to receives portions of the grant

1,385 UK arts organisations and venues are to receive portions of a  £257 million grant from the Government, it has been announced. 

As part of...

There was a debate at Westminster Hall on Tuesday (6th)

The UK Government is "doing everything we can" to support the UK's live music industry, the Digital and Culture Minister has said. 

Speaking in a...

"The whole industry, live music, is in complete dire straights"

SHERELLE has spoken out about the UK government's stance on the arts sector amid COVID-19.

The London-based DJ and winner of the DJ Mag Best...

Labour MP Kevin Brennan was responding to the UK Chancellor’s suggestion that creatives should look for new jobs

A UK MP has said that it's time the Government acknowledge that creative jobs "are real jobs".

In a debate yesterday, Kevin Brennan, a Labour...

The petition currently has over 62,000 signatures

There’s a new petition calling for the UK Government to extend support for the nightlife industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The petition, launched by Jasper...

Helen Whately made the comments in an appearence on Sky News this morning (28th)

Supporting the nightlife industry “doesn’t make sense”, the UK Health and Care Minister has said.

In an appearance on Sky News this morning (28th), the...

The updated Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has seen a reduction in grants from 80% and 70% of average monthly earnings to 20%

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a series of new measures relating to employment and economic support in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ...

The government announced the new restrictions on Tuesday (22nd September)

Music venues will remain open after 10PM in certain circumstances under new coronavirus restrictions.

On Tuesday (22nd September), the UK government's Department of Culture, Media...

The UK government announced the new restrictions yesterday (22nd September)

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has responded to the UK government's new coronavirus restrictions, calling for a furlough extension and continued support for grassroots music...

Corsica Studios, Village Underground, Soup Kitchen, and The CLF Art Cafe are among the clubs to receive a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

The UK Government has announced the first 135 venues to receive emergency grants amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a support...

A new report coordinated by the Night-Time Industries Association suggests that face masks, social distancing patrols and temperature checks could allow clubs to reopen safely

UK nightclubs could reopen with strict safety measures in place, a new report claims.

In the report coordinated by the Night Time Industries Association, who have...

3M will be reduced to 1M with mitigations

Extra social distancing for performers on stage is set to be axed.

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, took to...

Music venues can reopen as of tomorrow (15th)

Clubs must remain closed as music venues in the UK are allowed to open under new government guidance this weekend.

Announced as part of the...