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Using ?cool? information technology to teach ?boring? poetry inspired one group of young people in a Nottingham school. Photographer Andrew Robinson explains how the project worked. In the spring...
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The Affordable Art Fair, taking place in London?s Battersea Park from 20 to 23 October, will be donating the money raised from admissions to its private view to the Koestler Trust, the prison arts...
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More and more writers are finding opportunities as writers in residence, yet planning and preparation are vital to make residencies work. Emma Hewett offers a guide to setting out a writer?s...
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A new MORI survey exploring key marketing issues and business trends that will affect arts marketers over the coming year has been announced by the marketing services agency London Calling Arts, in...
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Producing and curating visual art in non-traditional gallery spaces presents a number of particular challenges and rewards. Claire Doherty looks at how work outside the gallery can offer a new...
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Alex Hodby suggests that art in the open air offers a new way of looking at the landscape around us, as well as the art itself. To discuss the presentation of visual arts outside the more...
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Only Connect: Arts Touring and Rural Comunities by Francois Matarasso with additional research by Phyllida Shaw, Helen Denniston, Anselma Gallinat and Emma Martin (A Comedia report for the National...
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Consultation underway on programme to address skills development for cultural leaders. A two-year initiative designed to ?establish a culture of excellence? in the arts has been launched by Arts...
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Workshops offer participants an opportunity to approach problems and learn new skills in a way that engages them. Ann Chivers suggests an approach to designing, commissioning and leading effective...
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Podcasts are set to become the latest audience development tool for the arts with a new initiative from Hatstand Opera Company (pictured). The company has launched a series of regular monthly opera...
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Paul Bourne describes the way Menagerie has woven corporate workshops into its core artistic programme. I can?t remember if it was the tactical discussion with the Four Star General, the face-off...
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There has been a problem with leadership in the arts for some years ? a problem brought into sharp focus by the turmoil at The Abbey (p3). It is a problem that the widely-praised Clore Leadership...
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Priti Paintal discusses her experiences of planning and running music workshops with ShivaNova. Though schools have been quick to pick up on African and Latin Music, they have been slower to pick up...
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Anthony Freud, (pictured) General Director of Welsh National Opera (WNO) for the past 11 years, is leaving to take up the position of General Director at Houston Grand Opera in Texas, USA. He will...
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ArtsProfessional finds out how the sector?s managers and directors made it to where they are today! Executive Director, Live Music Now! (2001 to date) As the UK?s largest music outreach...
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From Jonathan Brown, Secretary, Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) The ticketing industry often gets a bad press, but the piece about the Ticket Pricing Help Note, issued by the Committee...
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Philippa Jognston, Director of literature training, draws up her shortlist of the best on the Net. 1. http://www.writersservices.com This is a site that I use a lot in my work with...
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Plans for a dedicated home for Black theatre are in jeopardy now that Arts Council England (ACE) has withdrawn its funding offer for the project. The theatre venue, planned by Talawa Theatre Company...
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Arts Services Cultural Network - A membership scheme for the arts and creative industries in the Eastern region, offering access to facilities, training, space to meet and networking opportunities...
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Government plans to implement the European Union Directive on artists? resale rights is to be investigated by the London Assembly. The Directive, known as ?Droit de Suite?, secures a percentage of...
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Care, Diligence and Skill: A corporate governance handbook for arts organisations Scottish Arts Council, 2002, ISBN 1 85119 105 4 [Free - available from SAC, e: help.desk@scottisharts.org.uk] Now...
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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) is finalising its response to plans to streamline public sector activities in Northern Ireland. The Review of Public Administration in Northern Ireland (...
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Susan Ashmore is concerned about the impact of the Olympics on small arts organisations dealing with the socially excluded. Congratulations to all those involved in the winning London Olympic bid...
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has failed in its latest attempt to have its ticket income treated as VAT exempt. The decision, which is likely to entrench HM Revenue...
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Kieran Cooper says that when it comes to IT, proper planning can prevent disasters and, crucially, save money. The dreaded words ?IT strategy? evoke a mixture of emotions in those that hear them...

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