The arts, culture, and entertainment sector has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a July 2020 report, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee warned that the pandemic presented “the biggest threat to the UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation”.

Julian Knight is the Conservative MP for Solihull and has represented the constituency since 2015. They were elected Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee in January 2020, having previously been a parliamentary private secretary at HM Treasury, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Work and Pensions.

In this session from The Supporting Local Arts and Culture Conference, 2021, Julian discussed the impact of Covid-19 on arts and culture in the UK. They spoke of the value of the arts and the Government’s strategies for rebuilding the arts in local communities.

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The global pandemic has had a devastating impact on the arts and culture sector in the UK. The sector has seen major disruption to many of its operations , revenues, and relationships. Julian Knight MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee shared national strategies to rebuild the sector.

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