From issue 112
Churches can often be a focal point for rural arts activity says Terry Miller. Rural arts activity in the UK is on the increase, yet there is a common assumption that most art happens in towns and...
From issue 111
A report into the spending patterns of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and key arts, sport and heritage bodies has criticised a lack of co-ordination leading to significant...
From issue 111
The first national development programme for youth dance in England is being supported by a £635,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE). The award is the largest of ACEs National Activities...
From issue 111
Mark Ball, the Director of Fierce Earth Ltd, the production company behind Birminghams Fierce! Festival, has been named Young Director of the Year in the Institute of Directors annual awards...
From issue 111
The profile of contemporary crafts has grown exponentially in recent years, yet the sector has not traditionally had the infrastructure to support this growth.
From issue 111
A new development organisation for craft has been established to support Northern Irelands estimated 400 craft businesses. With the principal task of raising the profile of craft among the general...
From issue 111
The Crafts Council is currently working with engage, to raise the profile of craft within museums and galleries across the UK. Jo Saunders reports. As part of a major three-year regional programme...
From issue 111
With over five million participants in the UK and celebrity advocates including Kate Moss and Catherine Zeta-Jones, knitting is taking the world by storm. Whitney Goulstone looks at an artform that...
From issue 111
Just when you thought it was safe to leave your website in the hands of the marketing department, a whole new approach to building an online presence is about to emerge. Bill Thompson explains. Web 2...
From issue 111
Public consultation will help determine priorities for Lottery funding from 2009. The Government has launched a major public consultation on the way in which Lottery funding should be divided...
From issue 111
The Charities Bill passed from the House of Lords to the Commons on 9 November, when it received its first reading there. The version of the Bill handed down to the Commons has many important...
From issue 111
While the venue is closed for a £5m refurbishment, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds pantomime will this year be presented in a specially prepared Big Top in a nearby park. Robinson Crusoe  A...
From issue 111
There is an assumption that becoming a charity is a given for an arts organisation  because everyone else is. However, this is not always essential and it is not necessarily desirable. Jackie...
From issue 111
The potential for new technologies to change the face of arts marketing is, as the latest MORI survey reveals (p3), starting to become crystal clear to those who work in the sector. And this issue of...
From issue 111
As letterboxes fill up with direct mail and concerns grow about the consumption of natural resources and the destruction of the rainforests, questions are being asked about how to make marketing...
From issue 111
English National Opera has announced that Seán Doran, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, is leaving the organisation. With immediate effect Loretta Tomasi, Executive Director, has become Chief...
From issue 111
Community-based festivals have a responsibility to assess their environmental footprint. Suzi Dent looks at one festival that is making efforts to engage with the environment. The importance of arts...
From issue 111
A major survey into cultural marketing practices in the UK has found a widespread mismatch between marketers perceptions of the value and potential of e-marketing and their own expertise at using...
From issue 111
Jim OShaughnessy profiles a project where the arts are being used to help reconnect society with nature. Arts activity, when focused within a natural setting, helps create a spiritual or...
From issue 111
Collaboration between Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT), Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Met) and regional development agency Yorkshire Forward, has led to plans for a tour of China and will see...
From issue 111
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AND MANAGING WEBSITES By Roger Tomlinson and Vicki Allpress (Arts Council England, 2004 ISBN 0728710234 £10 [£14.90 inc p...
From issue 111
The first set of announcements from Northern Irelands Review of Public Administration (RPA) (AP issue 110, 21 November) have avoided offering specific proposals for culture funding, whilst...
From issue 111
ARTS SERVICES EMPLOYMENT POLICIES Paul Zealander specialises in reviewing, updating and implementing employment policies, helping organisations to manage and motivate employees simply and...
From issue 111
Irish arts organisations have received a boost with news that the Arts Council of Ireland will see an 18.5% increase in annual funding from the Government next year, to reach a total of e72.3m. The...
From issue 111
Kieran Cooper recommends that arts organisations should step into the customers shoes to assess the effectiveness of their websites. Theres an interesting customer service technique doing the...

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