Earlier this month, Qdos Entertainment’s Michael Harrison gave the government a deadline of August 3 to save the festive season at theatres nationwide. Directors, producers and performers explain why pantomimes are crucial for their communities as well as their bank balance
Germany has been praised for its fast response to coronavirus, having pledged billions in aid to support the country’s cultural sector. But, as ITI Germany director Thomas Engel tells Nick Awde, there are still issues to address, including a lack of clarity on how the creative industries will reopen across the country’s 16 states and the need for a dedicated culture ministry
Theatres around the world are starting to plan how and when they may be able to reopen their doors. But with different levels of lockdown and financial support between countries, there is no single solution. Nick Awde explores the progress of venues and creatives in Italy, Germany and South Korea
Liverpool-based theatremaker Luke Barnes tells Nick Awde about the recent Stories of the North open town hall, which encouraged northern artists to consider their identities and the changes they want to see
The impact of a complete shutdown of mass gatherings was bound to test an event lasting all year to its limits. Rijeka 2020 artistic director Emina Visnic tells Nick Awde how the coronavirus crisis has affected one of this year’s European Capitals of Culture
With the virus affecting most of Europe, Nick Awde speaks to theatremakers and policymakers from Germany, Sweden and Italy about how the coronavirus is impacting their work, and what is being done to manage the fallout
Workers in the performing arts have been hit hard in the Covid-19 crisis, excluded as many are from government employee aid deals or Arts Council England’s support for national portfolio organisations, with many not covered by the measures for self-employed workers.