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Strategies designed to support and encourage the use of arts in healthcare settings have been launched simultaneously by Arts Council England (ACE) and the Department of Health (DoH). Arts health...
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In his budget speech, Chancellor Gordon Brown confirmed that Treasury spending allocations to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for 2008 to 2011 will be published in the autumn,...
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In attempting to reach rural audiences, arts organisations first need to establish what differentiates them from their urban counterparts. Dianne Greig and Charlotte Winter compare and contrast. The...
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Organisations doing rural touring need to make the most of local knowledge to maximise audience numbers. Maria Howes explains how one music project builds rural audiences. In 2005, Birmingham...
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Getting art to audiences in remote parts of Britain presents its own particular challenges. Gwilym Gibbons looks at the challenges for arts development in the Shetland Islands. If a fan of classical...
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Christopher Gordon exhorts the UK cultural community to set aside its appetite for internally-focused, small-scale, top-up grants from Europe and address itself instead to the broader opportunities...
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Arts consultant Laura Drane lists those whove inspired her in the arts. Nick Bromley It all started with Starlight Express! Okay, so I was young and impressionable, but Nicks post-show...
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Reduced Lottery income projections and outstanding capital funding commitments lead to 35% cut to the Grants for the Arts budget. Arts Council England (ACE) has made a surprise move to cut the...
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Mahmood Reza shares advice for artists and freelances
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A new digest of facts and figures documenting the state of the arts in Wales confirms the increasing social and economic impact of the sector. Arts attendance has seen a steady growth over the past...
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The problem of leadership in the arts is often tackled by recourse to training and the increasing of skills levels. Graham Leicester argues that a change in approach is required if arts leaders are...
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The euro25,000 Sovereign European Art Prize has been awarded to French artist Damien Cadio for Esercito (pictured), with British artist Wendy Elia winning the euro1,000 public vote for her...
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Scotlands Cultural Co-ordinators in Schools programme is set to benefit from a £5.8m boost over the next two years following a new funding pledge by Culture Minister, Patricia Ferguson. The cash...
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The arts sector in Northern Ireland faces its bleakest year in a decade according to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI), which has had its budget frozen by Government for the third...
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New research has demonstrated that physical fitness in children is dramatically improved through involvement in dance. The Dance Science Research Report, produced by Laban in partnership with...
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A new network comprising UK-based individuals and organisations who are committed to engaging with the performing arts from Africa and the African Diaspora, has been launched by UK Arts...
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CONSULTANTS Crystal Clear Communication Make it sharp, make it sparkle! Consult Victoria Neumark, arts/education journalist with 25 years' experience, to hone communication for your organisation....
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Twenty years ago, a learning disabled person was more likely to be living in an institution than appearing on stage, in films or on our TV screens, but this is changing. Tim Wheeler considers what...
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The arts have a special role in the education of children with learning difficulties. Sarah Dustagheer explains. Think outside the box, blue-sky thinking and push the envelope  more and more...
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At an early age I was diagnosed with learning difficulties. But, luckily for me, I also discovered music and drama. My interest in creative things comes from my family. Both my grandparents loved...
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In the third of his occasional series exploring the lessons that can be learned from beyond the arts, Tim Joss introduces venture philanthropy and tells the story of how it has changed a charity...
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Cultural organisations across the UK now face a total of £137.6m reduction in Lottery funding as a result of budget shortfall for London 2012 Olympics. Cultural organisations across the country have...
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Robin Simpson reflects on the role local authorities can play in getting people involved in the arts. It all started on a Friday evening 16 years ago when I was kidnapped on the way home from work...
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A new four-year partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North is aiming to enhance the creative and intellectual life of Leeds with a range of projects which would be beyond the reach...
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Arts Marketing Insights: The Dynamics of Building and Retaining Performing Arts Audiences by Joanne Scheff Bernstein. The US view of the state of the arts is not good. Diane Ragsdale of the Andrew...

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