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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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ARTS SERVICES EMPLOYMENT POLICIES Paul Zealander specialises in reviewing, updating and implementing employment policies, helping organisations to manage and motivate employees simply and...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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The profile of contemporary crafts has grown exponentially in recent years, yet the sector has not traditionally had the infrastructure to support this growth.
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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 110
Nick Poole, Director of MDA (formerly the Museum Documentation Association), names the five most inspirational figures in his professional life. Julie Howell One of my earliest jobs was as a web...
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A major cultural programme has been announced as part of Glasgow?s bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games. As well as specific events, including comedy, opera, piping and jazz, the city will...
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ArtsProfessional reveals the career paths of the sector?s senior managers Artistic Director, International Workshop Festival, (from 2002) The Arts Council set the festival up 18 years ago to...
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Sporadic employment and low earnings are two of the main findings in a survey of theatre practitioners in Ireland carried out by the Irish Arts Council. The survey found that Ireland?s 900 freelance...
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A proposed cut of 35% in Italy?s performing arts and film budget has suddenly thrown Italian cultural policy into the spotlight. Christopher Gordon explains the political backdrop. Italy is heading...
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The official opening of the new Scottish Youth Theatre building has marked the establishment of the UK?s first purpose-built centre of excellence for theatre ?for and by? young people. The former...
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The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is looking for arts organisations to promote events in conjunction with Work Your Proper Hours Day 2006 On Friday 24 February the TUC is urging employees who do unpaid...
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Following negotiations with Her Majesty?s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), museums and heritage groups have agreed ways in which gift aid packages may be promoted to the public from April next year....
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A £6.2m promotional campaign has been launched to promote visitor attractions in London this winter. The campaign, launched by Visit London in conjunction with The Mayor of London, comes in the wake...
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SAM?s Books, the specialist supplier of books for arts management is changing its operations. Instead of carrying stock, it will in future be identifying and sourcing relevant publications which it...

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