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A comprehensive study of over 300 theatres across Britain has established that the theatre industry contributes £2.6bn annually to the UK economy. The survey, the first of its kind to be carried...
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Overstretched and undervalued, box offices are often seen as a reactive sales tool. However, Beth Aplin believes they can become a proactive force in arts organisations. Anne Roberts pointed out...
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Alice Devitt compares the approach to fundraising adopted by the arts and charity sectors, and suggests that the arts sector should modify its attitude to fundraising and adopt a multiplicity of...
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Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, the Welsh language touring theatre company, has launched its first national tour, Meic Povey?s Yn Debyg Iawn i Ti a Fi (Very Much Like You or Me), directed by the company...
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The Henley Festival was initially a three-day ?opera plus food? event, following the historic Henley Royal Regatta. With funding exclusively from the box office and sponsors, the Festival staggered...
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It is clear from initiatives such as the Laissez-passer membership scheme at the Pompidou Centre in Paris that we have much to learn from our European colleagues. One speaker at the recent Audiences...
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Later this year, thanks to the support and foresight of Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Youth Theatre (SYT) will get the keys to the first custom-built arts centre for young people and children in the...
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Aisling Bryce (pictured), previously Events and Exhibitions Co-ordinator with the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, has been appointed as Director of Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness. She...
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From Simon Kensdale, Wigan Creative Industries Officer Heather Newill?s rhetorical question ?Why can?t artists be more like businessmen?? (ArtsProfessional, issue 72, April 19, p7), reminds me of...
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Gillian Bates takes a look at the lighter side of life and work as a freelance in the arts. I came home from watching an excellent satirical play at the Nottingham Playhouse to a surreal situation...
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Local government spending on the arts in Scotland has helped maintain overall spending on culture there at a higher per capita level than in the rest of the UK, according to a new study. While arts...
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Name Susanne Barthelmes Title Festival Administrator Organisation Genius of the Violin e: admin@geniusoftheviolin.org How long in present post? Two and a half years What does your...
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The European Commission has set out a series of guidelines for future programmes that will replace six current Community programmes, including Culture 2000. The aim of the new programmes will be to...
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A research report has revealed that an additional £10m invested in educational programmes at regional museums and galleries by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has led to a significant...
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30th birthday established 1975 e: info@chifest.org.uk How it all began? The Festival started as a one-off event to mark the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Chichester?s Norman Cathedral...
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Websites are an important sales tool yet often don?t work as well as they should. Roger Tomlinson looks at some of the problems that customers face when using arts websites and suggests a few...
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The role of mentor can make all the difference between the sinking of an arts initiative and its survival and ultimate success. Tamara Malcolm outlines her personal experience as mentor to an...
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A widespread review of Scotland’s cultural activity is to “look again at [the country’s] cultural infrastructure and ask if it fit for purpose.” The review, heralded by Scotland’s First Minister, Jack McConnell in his St Andrew’s Day address in November 2003, will run for a year and investigate the current status of arts activity in Scotland.
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Never before have writing courses been so popular, writes Julia Forster. Writers can now be found teaching their craft to students of all ages ? from pupils in primary schools to postgraduates in...
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The wide appeal of street arts events has been revealed in new research by the Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN), with the top thirteen large outdoor events, including Streets of Brighton (...
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Cockpit Arts is a provider of workspace and business support to over 170 designer-makers at two centres in Holborn and Deptford in London. Its pioneering year-long Developing Professional Practice...
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That Scotland?s First Minister, Jack McConnell, cares about the arts is beyond question. In recent years, culture and the place of the arts in society have become highly contentious issues in the...
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Kieran Cooper and Sean Egan consider how organisations can protect themselves on the Internet. Giving staff access to the Internet is not without its problems. The key issue that organisations...
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Cindy Sughrue (pictured) has been appointed as Administrative Producer with Scottish Ballet. She is currently the Scottish Arts Council?s Head of Dance. Arts...

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