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Following a 12 month review of the UK's 72 National Training Organisations (NTOs), the Government has announced that NTOs are to be abolished and replaced by a smaller, more powerful set of...
From issue 15
As you prepare to approach local authorities, an Arts Council, Regional Arts Board, trusts or foundations for a grant to support your arts projects, one of your early tasks will be to get to grips...
From issue 15
x.trax, Manchester's annual showcase of street theatre, live art, visual theatre and music, has been forced to cancel its plans for a 2002 festival following Manchester City Council 's indecision...
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ARTS SERVICES St Helens Creative Industries Initiative : http://www.creative-in-sthelens.org Database of artists and creative industries; Commercial and domestic commissions; Arts in education;...
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Scottish Arts Council (SAC) Director, Tessa Jackson, has resigned, and left her post last week. No interviews are being granted in relation to her sudden departure, but speculation about her long-...
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Review by Brian Whitehead (Jossey-Bass, 2000, ISBN 0 7879 5241 9, $19.95) Never judge a book by its cover! If you do in this case, you'll arrive at two simultaneous conclusions: firstly, that the...
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The Audit Committee of the Welsh National Assembly is to demand further explanations from the Arts Council of Wales (ACW)about its handling of the Lottery bid for Cardiff 's Centre for Visual Arts (...
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Title: Membership Secretary Name of Organisation: Friends of Northampton Theatres Length of service: Approximately 8 years Phone: 01604 626496 What does your organisation do? Works to encourage...
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The first Russian arts management magazine was launched last month, aimed at encouraging the professionalism of cultural management in Russian speaking areas. An English overview of the magazine's...
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Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, on the isle of North Uist, has been named as the winner of the BURA Charitable Trust's 2001 award for Best Practice in Community Regeneration. North Uist...
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Sara Selwood's defence of the Policy Studies Institute's 'The UK Cultural Sector' (ArtsProfessional, issue 12, October 22) made interesting reading. At the risk of sounding like Railtrack complaining...
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Friends schemes are a source of both pleasure and pain for many arts managers. Comprising an organisation's most staunch supporters, they can create a pool of fiercely loyal advocates as well as...
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The Friends of English National Opera (ENO) was set up to support the ENO company, which is dedicated to providing high quality, low cost opera in the language of our audience, says Samantha Cantrell...
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Nowadays most museums and galleries have a loyal group of supporters and the University of Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery is no exception, says Rosemary Marsh. What is unusual is that the...
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Touring organisations have a particular need for friends, says Caroline Anderson, as it's hard to ensure a good turn out when you visit a place once a year or less. Beyond this, friends schemes have...
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As the following three case studies illustrate, local authorities across the UK are very diverse. They may serve communities which are located in inner cities, tourist destinations, university towns...
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Flagship arts centre of the north and recent recipient of a £6.5m Lottery capital investment, Arc in Stockton-on-Tees has closed after failing to attract a rescue package from the Arts Council of...
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With the exception of the City Museum, Plymouth City Council does not directly run any arts services, explains Paul Kelly. They are all contracted out, and always have been. At the heart of arts...
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Bill Starling has missed the point. (ArtsProfessional issue 13, November 5). Youth Music?s Instrument Swap Scheme will help mend all those damaged instruments cocooned in school cupboards. We?ve been...
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Sheffield?s Cultural Industries Quarter (CIQ) is a 30 hectare area on the edge of the city centre zoned in 1988 for businesses in cultural production, explains Simon Evans. In a city better known...
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In the 2001 Arts...
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The real forces that make ?creative clusters? work and thrive are not necessarily always understood, says Robert Sakula. The essential power comes from the individuals who have been drawn together...
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A multimedia CD-ROM on public art, aimed at primary schools, has scooped the title of ?Interactive Media Project of the Year? at the national AV Industry Awards. ?Black Country Route Sculptures?...
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ARTS SERVICES St Helens Creative Industries Initiative : http://www.creative-in-sthelens.org Database of artists and creative industries; Commercial and domestic commissions; Arts in education;...
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Birmingham Hippodrome, which closed for re-development in February 2000, has re-opened to the public. The £29m development project has enabled the venue to make significant improvements to...

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