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Youth Music was established in 1999 with a single aim: to increase music-making opportunities for children and young people, particularly those with limited access or in areas with least provision,...
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The practicalities of running an award or prize scheme are many and require both flair and detailed advance planning. Roanne Dods shares some tips for success. Award schemes inspire debate,...
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This December will see a significant addition to the music industry calendar, with the presentation of the first-ever British Composer Awards. Presented by the British Academy of Composers and...
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The work of six arts organisations involved with socially excluded groups across the UK has been placed in jeopardy following the shock announcement that the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund...
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As I write this, everyone involved with the Genesis Opera Project is becoming quietly excited. In a few weeks? time we are premiering three operas in London at Almeida Opera by relatively unknown...
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Escapade, a spectacular celebration of popular South Asian culture viewing London through Indian eyes, will be taking place over two days on London?s South Bank on August 1 and 2. The free event...
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North West Playwrights, established 1982 e: newplaysnw@hotmail.com How it all began? A group of north west-based writers decided to address the lack of new work being produced in the region?s...
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Let?s face it, a fair proportion of arts organisations facing financial difficulties can have at least some of the blame for their situations laid at their own doors. The Auditor General, in his...
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Organisation Wigmore Hall Title Artistic Director How long in present post? 3 months t: 020 7258 8300 e: artisticdirector@wigmore-hall.org.uk What does your organisation do? It programmes...
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Tim Wills (pictured), Theatre Manager of The Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke has been appointed to the new post of Development Director. Zoe Curnow (pictured), formerly General Manager of the...
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What part do festivals play in audience development? Can they attract new audiences to the arts, or do they simply cater to an existing audience for a specific artform? Despite the flourishing...
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A new Digital Screen Network is to be set up with a £13m investment from the Film Council?s Lottery-funded Distribution and Exhibition Fund. The cash will be used to provide an infrastructure that...
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ARTS SERVICES Arts Marketing Hampshire ? developing audiences in Southern England. Research, project monitoring...
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Arts Council England (ACE) has appointed a team of nine Lead Advisors to build on the work of the previous advisory panels and oversee the delivery of its corporate plan. The new team will cover...
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The Charity Commission has published new guidelines to help charities report their activities and achievements. Its new publication, leaflet CC59, has been issued in response to a growing...
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A new technology that helps blind or partially sighted people to appreciate highly detailed photographs has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum. The pioneering project features 30 tactile...
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A survey of consumers? attitudes to online purchasing has found that acceptance of online ticketing is still growing. Conducted by online ticketing supplier ts.com amongst a range of ticket...
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Developing larger audiences for dance can be particularly tough given the perception that many people need to feel really quite adventurous before they?ll give dance or ballet a go. How can venues...
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As Scottish Ballet emerges from the depths of the past two years, the rewarding sight of positive press coverage around the company?s studios in Glasgow is greeting us all, writes Nick Parr. Not...
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Following an extensive consultation exercise to investigate possible ways forward for the distribution of Lottery funding, the Government has rejected the idea of establishing a single grant...
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One of London?s most famous public spaces has become its newest arts arena, as Trafalgar Square is re-opened following an eighteen-month construction project to improve the area. Part of the...
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Review by Phyllida Shaw, freelance researcher and writer specialising in arts policy (Arts Council England, 2002, ISBN 0-7287-0873-6, £10.00* or free at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk) Whether you...
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There are interesting times ahead for the Lottery (p1), which since its launch in 1994 has arguably been instrumental in some of the most glorious arts achievements (as well as some of the most...
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Dance Umbrella is the UK?s most adventurous dance promoter, and this year celebrates its 25th annual festival of contemporary dance from around the world, writes Carole Britten. It has never...
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Sune Nordgren, Director of the Baltic for the past six years, is to become founding director of the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design in Norway. Arts...

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