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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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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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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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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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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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A new £500,000 fund is being set up by the Scottish Executive for the support of contemporary music across Scotland. The establishment of the Scottish Music Futures Fund, which will be administered...
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The art and craft collection of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW), which contained over 1,400 works built up from the late 1940s to the late 1970s, has finally been fully dispersed to organisations...
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A schools science project has brought together professional musicians and scientists to create a piece of music that will be used as the wake-up call on the International Space Station....
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A new ticketing service by Ticketmaster is enabling UK theatre and concert goers to legitimately re-sell tickets for sold-out events that they are unable to attend. Created to provide a secure...
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The Clore Leadership Programme is inviting arts organisations to apply for a day of development for their Board of Trustees. Funded through the Cultural Leadership Programme, the development days...
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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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Sculpture is often placed in public spaces, but simply making art public is not enough. Helen Pheby looks at how one sculpture project generated massive public engagement. Wot for?, Why Not?...
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David Watt, recently appointed as Glasgow Sculpture Studios first ever Director, reflects on the past and future challenges the organisation has encountered in attempting to support sculptural...
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If voluntary arts organisations get involved, the Cultural Festival linked to the 2012 London Olympics could have a hugely beneficial impact on communities and artists across the country. Ginny...
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Prime Minister praises sector for its contribution to the nation and makes the case for the arts ahead of this years Comprehensive Spending Review. In a major speech designed to reaffirm government...
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Bridging the communication and research & development divide between cultural organisations and the technology sectors is becoming an imperative, says Hannah Rudman. She gives her take on the impact that mass innovation and mass creativity, enabled by technology, are having on the sector.
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The Wellcome Collection has announced details of the exhibition that will open its new £30m London venue in June. The Heart, an exhibition exploring the medical and cultural significance of that...
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Changes in EU rural policy present arts organisations with new creative and intellectual challenges. Ian Hunter examines the impact of Common Agricultural Policy reform on cultural policy. Recent...

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