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The decibel visual arts platform has focused attention towards Black and Asian artists working in England today. As artist Raimi Gbadamosi explains, the platform has uncovered a minefield of issues...
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Three Lottery-funded London venues are set to open within the next month, though all three have faced set-backs in their development. Hackney Empire re-opens on January 28 following a £15m...
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Freedom of speech, freedom to imagine the intimate, freedom to configure space and freedom to build equity are all issues that Black and Asian visual artists face in the reality of their practice....
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Presenting independent films in a competitive marketplace presents challenges to cinemas and their funders. Kathleen Bondar suggests that funding bodies could do more to support exhibitors. Across...
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Running a cinema with a programme based on the quality of the films rather than their McDonald?s tie-ins is at times a perilous pursuit, writes Frances Longley. Three years ago mac, a diverse and...
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The challenges facing the exhibition and education of independent cinema are similar to those before any non-mainstream/commercial arts organisation, be it theatre, music or contemporary dance,...
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100 years Established June 9 1904 e: kcardy@lso.co.uk How it all began? A group of London?s finest orchestral players decided to ?do it for themselves? and formed the LSO, the UK?s first self-...
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With many of Britain?s cultural institutions appointing overseas directors and a widely reported crisis in cultural leadership, a new scheme is setting out to develop the next generation of cultural...
From issue 41
The Board of the Worcester Swan Theatre is to close the theatre permanently after Worcester City Council confirmed that it will not be able to sustain the levels of funding support it has provided...
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Trefor Clwyd reviews theatrical activity addressing issues of human rights. Once upon a time, drama was about entertainment, much like bear-baiting and public hanging, but now it?s more about...
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A grant of almost £1m over three years has been made by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to music north plus, the education and community team at Sage Gateshead. Its proposed project, ?Unlocking the...
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ARTS SERVICES Arts Marketing Hampshire ? developing audiences in Southern England. Research, project monitoring...
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Heather Newill is right (p11). Arts and cultural organisations are hugely susceptible to a wide range of continuing external influences: economic, political, demographic and cultural. As Munira Mirza...
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The East Midlands has a long history of welcoming and integrating immigrant communities, giving the region a diverse multi-cultural population. With the Home Office?s current Dispersal Programme the...
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Former Chief Executive of Southern Arts, Robert Hutchison, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Inspires, the consortium behind the city?s bid to become European Capital of...
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Heather Newill describes the sequence of events, actions and internal momentum that have to combine to create the ultimately successful change initiative. Change ? When being right is no longer...
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A £18m funding uplift for the arts has been secured by Northern Ireland?s Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, less than a month after Professor Brian Walker, Chairman of the Arts Council of...
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Title Director Organisation UK Arts International How long in post? Nearly 11 years ? founded the company t: 01905 26424 e: janryan@ukarts.com What does your organisation do? We tour,...
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A final report has been published by the task force established by the Clore Duffield Foundation in January last year, to consider ways of improving the standards of cultural leadership in the UK....
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A forthcoming conference debating The Changing Face of Venues will be taking place in Cheltenham next month. As media sponsor for the conference, ArtsProfessional has invited a number of the speakers...
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The London Development Agency has established a Creative Industries Commission to consider ways of increasing the competitiveness of London?s creative sector. It will comprise fifteen key industry...
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Goole Town Council has published a report detailing the findings of its innovative action research youth arts development programme. The programme, known as ?Latch-on?, included a diverse range of...
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The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has announced a range of initiatives in support of the European Year of Disabled People. A series of seminars will take place across Scotland on the themes of audience...
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BBC Learning Zone is to screen a series of programmes about Working in the Arts starting January 13 from 5am to 6am on BBC2. Using interviews with people working in the arts the series provides...
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As a freelance marketing and publicity manager I rely on the box office to convert my efforts into sales. But my recent experience at two regional venues suggests that the box office is capable of...

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