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Why Arts Funding is Essential

From boosting the economy to enriching the lives of marginalised communities across the UK, we explore how the arts lie at the very heart of our physical, social and cultural wellbeing.

Published: 26 February 2024

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An Update on Local Authority Budget Cuts in the Midlands

We share a statement from the Midlands TUC Creative and Leisure Industries Committee on severe cultural budget cuts at Birmingham City Council, and a petition opposing 100% cuts to the cultural budget at Nottingham City Council.

Published: 26 February 2024

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POWER UP Programme Back for Fourth Year as Applications Open for 2024

The multi award-winning POWER UP Movement has opened applications for Black music creators and industry professionals to join year four of its Participant Programme, which provides grants of up to £15,000 as well as mentoring, wellbeing and network support.

Published: 26 February 2024

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MU Responses to Kneecap Funding Withdrawal

The MU is deeply troubled by reports that rap group Kneecap have had their MEGS grant blocked by the UK Government. We have written to the Business and Trade Secretary regarding this intervention for the opportunity to discuss the matter further.

Published: 23 February 2024

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05 Mar 2024

One-to-One Advice Surgery

An in-person advice session to address any questions about your career as a musician - discuss your career opportunities, a legal query or a project. 

Stockton-on-Tees Member only
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07 Mar 2024

Cafe CULT: Bereavement

In this online one-hour session, you will gain valuable resources and insights to help contribute to breaking the stigma associated with bereavement.

Online, Wales
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11 Mar 2024

Guided Meditation

An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
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#ProtectFreelancersToo

End sexual harassment at work

Government committed to introducing a mandatory duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work. Now we need action to protect all freelancers too.

End sexual harassment at work