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From Hannah Rudman, Rudman Consulting Your arguments about the Arts Councils new focus on digital distribution (New technology new problems, AP issue 139, p2) have some flaws. As an adjective,...
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Boards and senior managers need to build relationships based on reciprocity if they want to ensure a harmonious working relationship. Rick Bond explains. Ive probably mentioned this before, but...
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The Own Art scheme, which offers interest free loans to members of the public to purchase contemporary art, is on hold after the bank providing credit to support the scheme pulled out. The decision,...
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The Met in Bury is the latest in a series of regional arts venues to be under threat of closure over local authority funding. Bury Metropolitan Arts Association which runs the venue, is to have its...
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Richard Ings explores the issues raised in a new book exploring the strategic role that pricing can play in the arts. When John Kemble tried to raise prices after the opening of the new Covent...
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The relationship between artists and schools is two-way. Pete McGuigan wonders what artists can learn from spending time in schools. Why do schools and teachers, on the one hand, and arts...
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Teachers and gallery professionals have much to learn from each other. Esmé Ward and Julie Howse explain. At the University of Manchesters Whitworth Art Gallery, teachers are valued for their...
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Working closely with children and teachers can refresh artistic practice for everyone involved, argues Michael Dalton. When Pop-Up started producing theatre for children, people sometimes said, ...
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Arts Council policy statements reveal new emphasis on technology to increase access. Trumpeted as a sign of a new way of working for the Arts Council, a set of policy documents covering...
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Virginia Haworth-Galt argues that theres more to consultation than doing a survey. The Youth Matters consultation in 2005 managed to include 19,000 responses from young people (one of the largest...
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The promise of free music tuition for every school pupil in Scotland has now been fulfilled, according to a new report published by the Scottish Arts Council. The pledge was part of the Scottish...
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Jim Beirne sees commercial financial models as offering the best hope for the arts in the face of shrinking public subsidy. More or less everything we do in our work is a partnership between ideas...
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Arts Council Englands (ACE) new focus on digital distribution has the potential to transform the way people engage with the arts and, perhaps, the way politicians perceive arts funders. At a time...
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Peter Bradbury reflects on the development of an uneasy relationship between arts consultancy and public funding of the arts and culture, and questions the difference that consultants make in the...
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A joint board has been established to oversee the merger of the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) and Scottish Screen into Creative Scotland. It consists of current SAC board members: Ben Twist, Steve...
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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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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) has launched a new five-year strategy for the arts with the target of increasing Government investment in the arts to bring Northern Ireland into line with...
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Legal requirements are not the only reason arts organisations should be ensuring they operate effective race equality policies. Pam Henderson explains. The Race Relations Act was 30 years old in...
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Berwicks Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre has been caught in a maelstrom of sound and fury after making a request to its neighbouring local authority for financial support. The Arts Centre,...
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Ticketing company Ticketmaster and Lottery operator Camelot have joined forces to offer non-cash prizes such as concert tickets to Lottery winners and to provide more opportunities for players to...
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Amateur, professional and student photographers living in the West Midlands are encouraged to take part in a competition to gather a cultural snapshot of the West Midlands region. The initiative...
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A new register of public spaces with a license for public entertainment has been established to assist touring arts organisations such as street arts companies. The register, set up by the Department...
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The theme for Museums and Galleries Month 2007 will be People: Who Are We. The month runs from 1 to 31 May, and museums and galleries around the UK are being encouraged to join in by planning...
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Understanding more about what people value about the arts can help arts organisations to make the most of what they offer  and ensure that it is communicated in the right ways to the right people...

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