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Winning the designation to host the European Capital of Culture is a prestigious honour for any European city. It provides a city with the opportunity to celebrate its culture, to embrace other...
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People. If you wanted a one word answer as to why Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture, 2008, then ?people? would be it. Beyond what was on offer in the visual arts, museums and theatres...
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A new national initiative, joining schools with artists and focusing on creativity, is gathering momentum. Creative Partnerships is a creative education programme developed jointly by the...
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In 1997, Sir Ken Robinson was asked by the Government to chair a national task group on creativity, the economy and education. The National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education...
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UK folk festivals generate spending of over £82m a year, with the 350 folk festivals in the UK attracting over 350,000 attenders, spending an average of £226 per head. These figures form the basis of...
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Artswork, the national youth arts development agency, has launched a new package offering professional development information for organisations and individuals currently using, or looking to use,...
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Music tuition in schools has become a political commodity and, as such, has become a confusing field of claim and counter-claim. Neil Hoyle unpicks some of the myths. The intelligent lay person...
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Government has recently espoused the aim that every primary pupil should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. On the surface this seems an admirable aim but can this be achieved...
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The boom in credit card transactions has gone hand in hand with a rise in fraud. However, credit card companies are fighting back, as Steve Clough reports. Remote shopping is booming, both on the...
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Hannah Rudman director of Arts Magnet (www.arts-mag.net) tells where she likes to hang out online! 1. http://www.rohedpetergrimes.org.uk Imagine being given a piece of music homework that asks you...
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Direct expenditure by the Scottish Executive on arts and culture will increase by 85% to reach £43m by 2007/08, during which time the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) will see a 20% increase in its income...
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Lifelong learning came to prominence as a phrase following the launch of a government initiative of that name in 1998. The then Department for Education and Employment was looking to stimulate long...
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A special show, devised to give first time opera-goers a taster of some of the world?s most popular opera choruses, is being presented by Welsh National Opera (WNO) across the UK in collaboration...
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Over the past four years, The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has established itself as a centre of excellence in adult (post-16) learning, offering benefits and resources to thousands of arts...
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How many of you have completed the quiz about the responsibilities of board members in the last issue of ArtsProfessional? And how did you get on? The news of the Charity Commission?s rap on the...
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The Midi Music Company (MMC) delivers music, technology and media education and training programmes for children and young people, primarily aged five to thirty, writes Wozzy Brewster. It provides...
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Eddie Berg, Chief Executive and founder of FACT (the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) will be leaving the organisation in March 2005 to become Artistic Director of the National Centre for...
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The Arts Funding Guide by Susan Forrester and David Lloyd (DSC, 2002 ISBN 1 903991 10 2 £18.95 [£24.40 inc. p...
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The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) has launched a new funding initiative in an attempt to develop what its Chief Executive, Peter Tyndall, has described as ?a sustainable future for the arts in Wales.?...
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One ArtsProfessional reader questions the way that arts donors and Boards often take advantage of their perceived generosity, and asks what arts professionals can do to make Boards carry out their...
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The most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of attenders at West End theatre shows that the theatre remains a magnet for visitors to London, and is a major driver of the economy. Based on a survey...
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John Gilhooly, Executive Director of the Wigmore Hall in London, names the five most inspirational figures in his professional life. Veronica Dunne, renowned Irish soprano, was my singing teacher...
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The Charity Commission which, under the draft charity Bill, will be charged with assessing the public benefit provided by charities, has published a document explaining how it will carry out public...
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Gillian Bates makes an impassioned plea to arts organisations that fail to pay their bills on time. Last month, due to circumstances within my control, I was three days late paying my office rent...
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A Charity Commission inquiry into the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM) has raised concerns about the separation between the charitable and trading activities of the organisation....

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