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The increasingly harsh realities of the UK arts funding climate are leading a growing number of organisations to look at raising investment funds to support their activity. Neil Adleman explores the...
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Manifesto calls for music education hubs as a solution to the problems of primary music provision. The call for an end to the postcode lottery of music education is at the heart of a series of...
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In the first of a series of features about pay levels in the arts sector, ArtsProfessional reveals some initial findings from its 2006 salary survey and asks the fundamental question... It is almost...
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A £3m arts centre has been given the go-ahead in Wakefield, and will provide inclusive art studio facilities including artists workshops, living accommodation and display space. The scheme has been...
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With the Equal Pay Act having come into force in 1970, and every subsidised arts organisation in the UK being required to declare its equal opportunities policy when it applies for public funding,...
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It is rare to meet people who feel they are well paid for their work  or to find people who will admit to it, anyway. It is a particular rarity in the arts sector, and the AP salary survey (pp10-12...
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ArtsProfessional reveals the career paths of the sectors senior managers. Brendan Keaney 1996-present day Director of Greenwich Dance Agency (gDA) I can hardly believe Ive been at gDA for ten...
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BBC Wales has appointed theatre and opera director and film-maker, Ceri Sherlock, as its first Commissioning Executive, Arts. He joins from S4C where he was Commissioning Editor, Music. Salford...
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Susan Ashmore argues that, in the rush to engage with public agendas, we must be wary of losing what distinguishes the arts from other participatory activities. I have been reading with interest...
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The major re-organisation of Arts Council Englands (ACE) national office comes into effect on 1 November, though many key posts in the new structure remain un-filled, and ACE is making a range of ...
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Budget negotiations between senior management and boards can often be a tricky business. Rick Bond has some tips for managers wanting their boards to approve their budgets. The autumn season is...
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A bus stop poster campaign, designed in response to a survey which found that 33% of young people felt out of place in a gallery, museum or theatre, has been launched by the Arts Council of...
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A proposal to develop a national arts and cultural initiative for trade unions is being established by the TUC (North West) in association with Littoral Arts and Arts Council England. The project,...
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A foyer performance space accommodating up to 650 people has been opened in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Londons South Bank Centre (SBC). Known as The Front Room, the new space has been created by...
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A two-year, Euro2m action research programme examining the touring issues facing all artforms has been launched by Irelands Arts Council, in an attempt to establish the most effective way of...
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Fresh thinking about management structures in the arts is shaping business practice. Clare Cooper and Roanne Dods explain how the Mission, Models, Money programme is supporting arts organisations...
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Bristols Watershed was an awkward beast from the off, writes Dick Penny. The original 1982 vision  Britains first Media and Communications Centre  was designed to straddle arts and commercial...
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Manchester Cameratas change project involves the development and implementation of a unique strategic alliance with Royal Northern College of Music (RNCN). Currently without a fit-for-purpose...
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Ofsted investigation calls for wider roll-out of Creative Partnerships scheme. An investigation by the Governments schools inspectorate has recommended that the scope of the Creative Partnerships...
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Audiences Yorkshire is a strategic regional agency supporting the cultural sector across Yorkshire and the Humber through a co-ordinated network of cultural organisations and the delivery of a...
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An analysis of business investment in cultural organisations has ranked Birmingham as the number one city in the UK for corporate support. The Business Investment in Culture league table (BIC) is...
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Technology is essential for effective arts administration and marketing and to be successful, all arts organisations need to adopt best practices in acquiring and managing IT systems. Trevor Lea-Cox...
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Arts professionals can come across as being somewhat evangelical when they extol the virtues of the arts. Many of us believe the arts have the power to change lives, empower communities and stimulate...
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Appraisals are the most commonly used, and probably the most commonly dreaded, performance management tool around. However, used properly, they can be an effective way of improving staff...

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