From issue 119
From Ivor Hosgood, Chairman-Secretary, The Norfolk Youth Music Trust I was very interested to read your news item entitled Youth Windfall (AP issue 118, 27 March, p3) as I suggested a similar...
From issue 119
Eight arts projects are to receive a total of £8.6m from the Treasurys Invest to Save Budget, which encourages joined-up working by funding innovative projects that bring together organisations in...
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The Governments ongoing survey to assess levels of participation and attendance in cultural and sporting activity has been overhauled to include a more extensive list of eligible arts activities....
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New figures show that attendance at museums which scrapped admission fees in 2001 has risen dramatically, although possibly at the expense of those museums which have never charged for admission. The...
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Welsh Culture Minister, Alun Pugh, has come in for continued criticism from politicians and the arts community over his handling of the review into the role of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW). At a...
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Two artists have been commissioned to make first use of the newly opened Creative Archive of material from the BBC, the BFI, Channel 4 and the Open University. The artists, Vicki Bennet (whose work...
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A new fundraising initiative to support Welsh National Operas (WNO) future work will see visitors to the WNO website taking part in an online auction for items ranging from bundles of vintage...
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In a special feature marking the recent Pride of Place Festival, Ivan Cutting looks back on 25 years of rural touring and reflects on some of the challenges facing the sector. My first memory of...
From issue 117
Administrators have been called in at the community arts organisation The Public, following revelations that its flagship new building in the centre of West Bromwich in the West Midlands is unlikely...
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Sixty per cent of staff working in museums, galleries and other venues have cited the appeal to new audiences as the main reason for programming touring exhibitions. The sectoral belief in the...
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Welsh National Opera (WNO) has become the first European opera company to create music downloads and video streaming from its own live performances. From 5 March to 15 April extracts from The...
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A clear emphasis on access is at the heart of the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) recently announced spending plans for 2006/07. An additional £1m has been earmarked to support the Arts Outside Cardiff...
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A leaflet setting out the ways in which local authorities can benefit from the promotion of leisure and cultural activity has been distributed to councillors across England by the Department for...
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The London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 has won this years Best London Festival Award in the Music Category of the Time Out Live Awards. In 2005, the Festival reached over 60,000...
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If you think Gift Aid is only for the likes of Oxfam, worth a few bob at most, too much hassle...
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Lindsay Boswell sees Payroll Giving as offering a potentially rich new seam of income for arts organisations. It is a well-known fact in the fundraising sector that, when it comes to acquiring...
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Although the world of advertising and pop culture would have us reaching for botox, ageing is a process we cannot deny. But is getting older really as grey as its purported to be? Ginny Brink...
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Compared with many artforms and music genres, jazz faces a challenging environment; yet it is still managing to thrive. Ivor Widdison and Chris Hodgkins consider some of the key issues facing many...
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Five-year funding promises for Scotlands distinctive arts organisations. The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has announced a major shake-up of its support to regularly funded clients (RFOs), removing...
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Dr Tony Whyton celebrates the links between education, professional practice and research that prepare graduates at Leeds College of Music for a career in jazz. Jazz has changed. Even those who...
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There is a certain irony to the fact that in the same week the DCMS published Working Together, a document designed to encourage local authorities to utilise the arts as a tool for social...
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Creativity is a given in the arts world, yet many who work in it experience creative frustration. Sibyl Ruth asks whether we are fortunate to be working in the arts. A few years ago, when I was...
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Jonathan Mills (pictured), one of Australias most experienced festival directors, will be taking on the role of Director of the Edinburgh International Festival in October 2006. His previous...
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Sean Egan explores the implications of the surprise victory of campaigners against key elements of the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. The incidents surrounding the productions of Behzti and ...

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