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New York culture department announces three new projects as part of City Artist Corps programme

The $25m initiative is meant to put local artists back to work, through $5,000 grants, public art commissions, and a painting and performing art partnership with city schools

New website offers lifeline for UK artists struggling during the pandemic

ArtULTRA provides key information on grants, residencies, studio spaces and business matters

Governors propose ambitious plans to bring the arts back to California and New York

Gavin Newsom and Andrew Cuomo have announced plans to support art institutions and artists hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic

Artists combat New York’s Covid-19 hunger crisis, one plate at a time

As the city braces for a tough winter, the Coalition for the Homeless launches limited-edition Artist Plate Project

New York artists find second chance in Governors Island residency programme showcase

The free residencies were part of a multi-organisation initiative to replace the annual artist-run Portal art fair and other cultural programming cancelled due to Covid-19

New York lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of Covid-19 on cultural institutions

"The arts and cultural sector has been especially hard hit," says Senator José Serrano

Building on Covid-19 effort, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation details $1.5m in grants for small museums, artists and equity initiatives

Recipients range from Grey Art Gallery at NYU to a truck that transports art books to underserved communities

Worth every penny? Artist Jill Magid distributes 120,000 engraved one-cent pieces amid nationwide coin shortage in the US

Adding up to a single $1,200 Covid-19 federal stimulus check, the pennies will be circulated via small cash transactions at New York City bodegas

Photographers fear steep costs and little payment for covering protests

A lack of protections for—and an increase in domestic dangers to—photojournalists is becoming increasingly visible amid the pandemic and political rallies

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It is not just artists who are starving: how the US can rebuild its creative industry post-Covid

A proposal issued to both presidential campaigns by Americans for the Arts outlines a national strategy to put creative workers back to work

Arts fundinganalysis

Ten tips to get Arts Council funding, according to an expert

What cultural institutions in England need to know before applying for the government's £1.57bn rescue package

Covid-19 impact on US creative economy 'disproportionately' affects fine and performing arts, report finds

A new study from the Brookings Institution estimates losses of $150bn in creative industry revenue while calling for more federal support for cultural workers

Tomorrow’s YBAs? White Cube launches series of online exhibitions by London art graduates

Gallery owner Jay Jopling says it is vital to support the next generation during such precarious times

Blue chip artists and dealers benefit from coronavirus relief packages, a federal report reveals

Pace, David Zwirner and Jeff Koons named among the top recipients of US taxpayer-funded forgivable loans, as smaller galleries seek additional aid

Museums still under financial pressure despite UK’s £1.57bn rescue package for the arts

National cultural institutions and English Heritage will receive £100m, making up half the losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic

As Navajo Nation battles worst coronavirus outbreak in US, artists hope for an Indigenous renaissance

The cancellation of regional markets and fairs have taken a huge economic toll but have also ushered in a "new era of responsibility" to promote Native work

Filmsnews

Shirin Neshat's award-winning films go online for 24 hours in mini film festival

Goodman Gallery is launching the video programme on 20 June—but you can watch Roja exclusively on The Art Newspaper website from tomorrow

Art Fund unblocks £2m in grants to reopen UK museums and 'prevent immediate insolvency'

Charity's Covid-19 crisis support package includes £150,000 to launch new network of touring exhibitions

Citing devastating coronavirus impact, five US foundations plan to increase payouts to strapped nonprofits by $1.7bn

In a novel strategy, at least three of the foundations will borrow money to finance giving

Could a Nixon-era employment scheme get artists back to work?

The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act provided a lifeline for thousands of artists during the 1970s economic crisis

Insurers hit by art-world class action lawsuit as coronavirus crisis bites

Claimants including major museums and art galleries accuse companies of failing to pay out on Covid-19 pandemic

German government earmarks €1bn for arts in €130bn pandemic stimulus package

Package aims to counter “severest economic crisis in the history of the federal republic”

Here are the US and European museums that have announced when they are reopening

As governments loosen lockdown restrictions, institutions map out ways of seeking to limit the spread of coronavirus

Some of the best places to buy art for a good cause

During the pandemic, buying art delivers the double whammy of donating to charity and owning a work by artists including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Chantal Joffe

Put your art where your mouth is: leading British artists design masks for charity

David Shrigley, Linder, Eddie Peake and Yinka Shonibare have created facemasks to raise funds for UK museums and artists

Mayors of major US cities urge Congress to provide additional support for the arts and culture sector

Spearheaded by the San Francisco Arts Alliance, more than 20 mayors have signed a letter requesting additional aid in its next relief package

The photographer Lorna Simpson on how Covid-19 has revealed the ongoing segregation of America

“This moment is a hard one. It’s definitely going to be difficult to get through,” the artist says

Where to buy art that supports good causes during the coronavirus pandemic

Works by artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Tracey Emin, Marlene Dumas, Martin Parr and many more, are on sale for as little as £50

Game on: artists turn to the virtual world of video games during the pandemic

As lockdown continues, video games are proving to be ripe territory for artists and budding curators to experiment (and play)

'Being an art historian now is easier and more productive than it’s ever been'

Publishers and libraries are extending their online access to help art historians put their period of enforced seclusion to good use

Shaun Leonardo pushes for prison reform as coronavirus devastates New York's infamous Rikers Island jail

After his performance based on prisoners' experiences was delayed due to the pandemic, Leonardo pivoted his practice to support inmate release programmes

#CuratorBattle: Twitter tussle reveals museums' prettiest, creepiest and sassiest objects

UK's Yorkshire Museum has been encouraging international institutions to share the most unusual items in their collections

If the sea destroys Venice, can digital technology rebuild it?

The Art Newspaper is co-hosting a live YouTube discussion on digital innovations and the preservation of cultural heritage on 1-3 May

Dale Chihuly reflects on 'transformational' power of art amid coronavirus lockdown

The Seattle-based artist is preparing to debut a forthcoming collection of lace-inspired works as some states plan re-opening measures

Grayson Perry's teddy bear comforted him through measles as a child—here's how it inspired his art too

The artist's new TV series Grayson’s Art Club begins tonight in the UK on Channel 4

Galleries worldwide face 70% income crash due to coronavirus, our survey reveals

The alarming impact of the crisis on international galleries and dealers is revealed in our exclusive survey, which also suggests that a third of businesses do not expect to survive

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'Politicians have failed us': Michael Craig-Martin's thoughts from isolation

The great plagues and wars of the past were followed by dramatic changes in the arts—the same will happen again, says the conceptual artist

Detroit’s Library Street Collective launches virtual exhibitions inside historic city buildings

The first group show will place digital renderings of work by artists Daniel Arsham, José Parlá, and Kennedy Yanko in the abandoned Beaux-Arts-style State Savings Bank

The Pushkin's From Dürer to Matisse show closed just two days after opening—here's a special guided tour

The team at Russian Art Focus were lucky enough to film the exhibition before the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Moscow museum into lockdown

Van Gogh experienced lockdown—how did isolation impact on his art?

The artist once told his sister that isolation was “sometimes as hard to bear as exile”—but was necessary “if we want to work”

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Awards and prizes are being launched to help UK artists during the Covid-19 pandemic—here's how you can apply

Several UK organisations have created new grants or tweaked existing ones because of the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirusanalysis

Can’t pay your rent? Here’s what you can do if you're a UK gallery

Coronavirus has left many art businesses struggling to pay their bills, but there are resources available to help

'We are all Surrealists now': how life with Leonora Carrington prepared me for coronavirus lockdown

Joanna Moorhead, the biographer and relative of the rediscovered Surrealist woman artist, talks about learning to adventure creatively from the confines of home

Los Angeles councilman plans to create emergency grants for artists

Funding from development fees would be used to help artists and non-profits by the pandemic instead

Coalition of US arts organisations launch ongoing relief fund for artists affected by coronavirus

With $10m in funding already, Artist Relief will offer individual $5,000 unrestricted grants through September

Diaryblog

From Vermeer to vermin: quarantined curators plan major new mouse-sized museum

A V&A employee creates a to-scale exhibition of masterpieces for his gerbils while in lockdown

Connecticut arts foundation mobilises to help healthcare workers as the state risks becoming a new coronavirus 'hotspot'

Grace Farms has launched a $2.5m relief fund and an initiative to deliver protective equipment to local medical centres as Covid-19 cases in the state spike

Dietl initiative supports art technicians who lost work due to coronavirus

A commission-free sales platform launched by the art logistics company benefits art handlers, who are often artists subsidising their studio practice

New York artist launches platform to link people in need of help with others amid coronavirus lockdown

Social practice artist Jody Wood started her S.O.S. online aid network as part of her belief that "everyone is responsible for caring for one another"

Three arty things to do at home this weekend

From the Getty's challenge to re-create masterpieces using three items to Firstsite’s activity pack with Antony Gormley and Gillian Wearing

Warhol Foundation offers $1.6m in emergency relief grants to artists affected by the coronavirus crisis

Grants will be allocated to artists in 16 US cities through the foundation's regional regranting partners and can be used to cover expenses like food and rent