7th July 2020
Flint Culture Summer News

In the UK, following weeks of lobbying, the arts and culture sector this week welcomed the announcement of an ambitious government rescue package to support cultural venues and arts workers through this era of distancing and isolation.

While reopening efforts are bold, particularly in Europe, there are concerns that, in regions where museums and galleries are less established, closures could become permanent. It’s against this global picture of a culture in crisis that we’ve been working to engage audiences around the world. We have seen the sector mobilise, adapt and respond in remarkable ways.

It was with purpose and resolution that our clients acted in support of the public health crisis, (James Hyman Gallery NHS fundraising sale) and faced the challenge of going digital only (Open Space) with bold innovation.

Digital platforms emerged to bring cultural experiences to a quarantined – though by no means captive – audience. New collecting projects were created in response to life in lockdown, (Museum of the Home, ‘Stay Home’), fresh commissioning models materialised, (OMM’s mixtape music playlists made in collaboration with artists) and creative collaborators came together to support our mental wellbeing, (Our City Together). 

Image Credit: NHS love painting, 2020, Stay Home. Courtesy of the Museum of the Home.

Image Credit, Newsletter Top Image: Installation by Japanese bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, at OMM by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Photo ©NAARO.