From issue 87
Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth is to close in January, following an announcement by the Watersmeet Trust that the venue is not viable without a guaranteed revenue subsidy. The Watersmeet Trust...
From issue 87
Edinburgh?s eleven festivals have formed a lobbying body to present the case for sustained support in the face of a perceived threat from emerging festivals in Britain and internationally. The...
From issue 87
Scooter Marketing ? comprising illuminated billboard trailers towed by Vespa Granturismo scooters ? is set to take to the streets of London in a new initiative by print distribution company London...
From issue 87
A not-for-profit initiative by Arts Corp International aims to promote online trading and access to international markets for artists, by enabling them to sell work without any overheads or...
From issue 86
English Pocket Opera Company has appointed Kirsty Harris as General Manager following Tracey Low?s appointment as Associate Producer at Chichester Festival Theatre. Audiences Northern Ireland has...
From issue 86
Recent exemptions to VAT legislation could have a big impact on arts organisations but issues of compliance mean that assessing that impact is not easy. Simon Baxter sheds some light on these...
From issue 86
A £200,000 rescue package has been put together by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Welsh Language Board to bail out the Welsh National Eisteddfod, and work is ongoing to attempt to secure its...
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Collaborations between the arts and science are becoming commonplace. Evelyn Wilson looks at one scheme that pairs artists and scientists with often illuminating results. Last year saw the start...
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A new study by The Artists Information Company (a-n) has led to proposals for a fresh approach to calculating the daily rate paid to freelance visual artists. The research, which involved...
From issue 86
In 1976 the dance conservatoire, Laban, developed and established Britain?s first BA Dance Theatre degree. In 1980, came its first MA Dance Studies degree and in 2002 Europe?s first MSc Dance...
From issue 86
The Charity Commission is undertaking a full strategic review to assess its role and practice in the light of the forthcoming Charity Act. The review includes a stakeholder survey, though which 100 ?...
From issue 86
Ingenious is a new, free online resource, which is home to over 30,000 objects and images from the Science Museum, the National Museum of Photography, Film...
From issue 86
Film clubs, community groups and mobile film exhibitors across the UK are to receive grants of up to of £5,000 from the Digital Fund for Non-Theatrical Exhibition, to help them buy high quality DVD-...
From issue 86
Peter Fisk considers some lessons in marketing and innovation that the arts can learn from the business world. Here?s an idea. Choose a location in England?s most northerly county, invite some of...
From issue 86
Recent research into arts organisations in the North West of England has identified a significant shortfall between the finance that is available to cultural industries and what is needed. 80% of the...
From issue 86
A survey of 75 arts attractions from across Britain has found major gaps in the provision of facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people. The survey, carried out by campaigning charity RNID,...
From issue 86
In a bid to cut costs, the Big Lottery Fund has announced plans to streamline the organisation?s structure. The new structure, which will increase the role played by regional offices, will also move...
From issue 86
The National Association of Youth Theatres, in collaboration with Arts Council England and the Department for Education and Skills is conducting a mapping exercise, cataloguing details of all youth...
From issue 86
An increasingly technologically-minded audience is not a threat to the arts but an opportunity. Hannah Rudman explains. The mobile phone could be forgiven for feeling unwanted in the arts sector. It...
From issue 86
The Prestongrange mobile phone tour originally began with a concept for an audio tour for the site ? a remnant of the Industrial Revolution in Prestonpans, East Lothian. At the end of 2002, East...
From issue 86
The use of mobile phone technology in arts marketing is not a new concept, claim Gareth Pugh and Adrian Phillips. However, as with Internet ticketing a few years ago, it seems that many organisations...
From issue 86
Arts Services Creative Futures website ? promote your organisation, advertise your vacancies, work placements and projects free. CV?s and portfolios of students and graduates from CADISE partner...
From issue 86
A provocative and detailed submission by the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) to the Scottish Cultural Commission has ignited the debate on Scotland?s cultural future. The submission, which coincides...
From issue 86
From Gordon Glass, Head of Marketing, The Junction, Cambridge I was interested by your article on Camden Council?s clampdown on flyposting (ArtsProfessional issue 85, November 1) and the high cost to...
From issue 86
Celebrations have been taking place across the country to mark the 10th anniversary of the National Lottery. Since it was established in November 1994, £1.86bn of Lottery generated income has been...

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