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When approaching fundraising for specific developments, it is possible to leave a legacy of donors and investors prepared to contribute to an organisation?s future. Alice Devitt explains. When...
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Nearly one third of all secondary schools have now been awarded an Artsmark, the Arts Council England benchmark that acknowledges commitment to the arts and provision of high quality arts education...
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Gjenya Cambray describes the powerful impact of music projects on dementia patients. In a project run by Point Out (Eastleigh Borough Council?s arts team), residents at one Eastleigh care home have...
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Kris Manalien describes the healing effect of working as an artist with long-term depression, and the frustrations and discrimination he has faced. Art heals, that is a fact. When an artist engages...
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Survey reveals widespread dissatisfaction with customer service at Arts Council England. An index measuring organisational success in meeting customer requirements has found Arts Council England (...
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ArtsProfessional finds out how the sector?s managers and directors made it to where they are today! Creative Director, Urbis, Manchester (2003 to date) Working at Urbis has offered me the...
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It was something of a surprise to come across, unannounced, the findings of Arts Council England?s (ACE) customer service survey (p1) on its website. Presumably its open publication came as even more...
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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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Howard Barnes, currently Head of Arts and Theatres at Medway Council, will take up the new post of Head of Culture with Southwark Council in July. His remit will include responsibility for arts and...
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Kate Organ previews an international congress where delegates from all over the world will examine how the performing arts can change the lives of communities. When the International Society for the...
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Details have been released of the amendments to Lottery administration in the new National Lottery Bill. The proposed legislation bolsters Government control of Lottery administration while...
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Karl Wozny, Artistic Director of Bigfoot Theatre, names the five most inspirational figures in his professional life Andrew Evans Andrew is my oldest friend. I have known him since I was 12. We...
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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is to be assessed by the National Audit Office to see how it is measuring up to efficiency targets. The investigation will focus on procurement and...
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Boards can run into problems when the relationship with management is not clearly defined. Rick Bond explains the difference between direction and management. This article addresses the ?...
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A new network of leading British conservatoires has been formed in an attempt to maintain and enhance the quality, range and accessibility of advanced professional training for musicians in the UK....
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The leader of Liverpool City Council, Councillor Mike Storey, and the Chief Executive of the Liverpool Culture Company, Sir David Henshaw, have agreed to a process of mediation following a row that...
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Leeds city centre was taken over for two weeks in May by a new arts festival. Situation Leeds, the first significant arts festival in the city for ten years, was an open, artist-led event run on a...
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A new arts marketing agency in Wales has been established through the merger of three separate Welsh agencies. Cardiff Arts Marketing, Valleys Arts Marketing and Marketing the Arts in Swansea and...
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The Watermill Theatre in Bagnor near Newbury is up for sale. The current owners, Artistic Director Jill Fraser and husband James Sargant, are retiring and looking for a buyer for the Grade II listed...
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Productions of Shakespeare?s plays continue to charm, excite and engage audiences across Britain. Maria Evans explains what all the fuss is about. What is it about Shakespeare? Four hundred years...
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Sarah Dustagheer looks at the methods employed at the Globe Theatre to teach Shakespeare directly through performance. A dusty old church hall, not a classroom, was where I learnt the most about...
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In schools, ensuring equality isn?t just the responsibility of the local authority, argues Steve Mannix. Here at Shape we?ve had lots of enquiries from individual artists and companies who work in...
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In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the value of the arts in the field of mental health. Lis Blake and Joanna Steele look at some of the ways in which the arts can be used to...
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The Charities Bill and the proposed law banning the incitement of religious hatred, both of which were dropped due to pressures on parliamentary time at the end of the last parliament, have been...
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ArtsProfessional finds out how the sector?s managers and directors made it to where they are today! Producer, Phoenix Dance Theatre (2002?to date) I had always had a strong interest in...

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