Emergency £1.57bn bailout for arts and culture sector announced

Emergency £1.57bn bailout for arts and culture sector announced

A £1.57 billion support package to “protect” the future of Britain’s museums, galleries and theatres, has been announced by the UK government. Independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues are also eligible for the emergency grants and loans. The Government said: “Repayable finance (for the…

What we can learn from the New Deal’s arts projects

What we can learn from the New Deal’s arts projects

In the 1930s, as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal and its Works Progress Administration effort, the federal government hired more than 10,000 artists to create works of art across the country, in a wide variety of forms — murals, theater, fine arts, music, writing,…