From issue 101 Opinion
The forced closure of ‘Behzti’ last year have sent shock waves through the theatre industry and raised timely questions about censorship, freedom of speech and the importance of religion and drama in a multicultural society. Jonathan Church looks at the aftermath of the controversy.
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Earlier this year, Stephen Green, National Director of religious campaign group Christian Voice, sent a letter to many regional receiving theatres on the subject of ?Jerry Springer ? The Opera?....
From issue 101 News
Scotland’s arts community responds to exhaustive report by Cultural Commission. A total of 124 recommendations for the future of the arts in Scotland have been included in a report by the Scottish Cultural Commission on the cultural landscape of Scotland.
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Ginny Brink explores the role of the voluntary arts in an international arena. What do obesity, heart disease, breast cancer, teenage pregnancy, drug use, teen crime rates, community cohesion,...
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Artists, storytellers, actors and musicians took over the London Eye on midsummer?s day to promote fair trade and heighten awareness of trade issues in Africa in advance of the G8 summit. Nearly 2,...
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When the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) meets for its annual conference in July, the theme of the conference will be ?Diversity?, reflecting its interest in promoting culturally diverse...
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St Andrews Day 2003, and a bold address from Scotland?s First Minister Jack McConnell declares that culture will be put to work in ?building a new and more confident Scotland?. Nearly two years and a...
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Gillian Bates muses on the potential impact of performance related pay. It?s always been pretty clear to me that most of us working in the arts and cultural sector place the love of it ahead of...
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Arts and galleries consultant, David Alston will be the Arts Council of Wales? first Arts Director. He was Keeper of Art at the National Museums and Galleries of Wales in Cardiff in the 1990s and...
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As society evolves, the arts will have an increasingly important role to play in developing social cohesion, argues Andrew Curry. Britain, like much of the developed world, is facing a challenge...
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The new Creative Industries Minister, James Purnell MP, has detailed a number of proposals designed to improve Britain?s standing as a global centre of creativity and to boost the economic output of...
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A new site has been identified for Ireland?s troubled National Theatre, the Abbey, just a few hundred yards from the current building. The announcement, which brings to an end a five-year search for...
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Arts Council England (ACE) has published a new international policy in an attempt to ?put ?international? at the heart of what [they] do?. The international policy is an attempt to provide a...
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Manchester?s Urban Moves festival, a new bi-annual dance festival, features open-air dance performances at unusual locations across the city from 15 ? 17 July. With workshops and showcases for...
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The National Theatre of Scotland (NtoS) has unveiled ambitious plans to tour four productions internationally each year, as well as two major national tours and a raft of mid- and small-scale...
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A newly-published summary of the activities of Arts Council England?s Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) for the years 2002/03 reveal mixed fortunes for different artforms. Overall, the number of...
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A Public Art Handbook for Northern Ireland, which provides a guide to commissioning works of art for public spaces, has been published by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI). It contains a...
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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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Historically, certain expressions of artistic freedom have given rise to accusations of blasphemy and offence but in recent months this clash has appeared to heighten. Dr Sarita Malik investigates...
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Having now progressed from its second reading to the committee stage, the Bill to combat racial and religious hatred will no doubt continue its bumpy ride. The stated aim: to protect people from...
From issue 100
An innovative scheme, which brings together science teachers and artists, is breaking down the division between science and the arts teaching. Kathy Pimlott explains how the project works. ?PAL?s...
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Museums need to do more to get their collections on display and to improve access to the public, according to a new report, ?Collections for the Future?, which argues that museums need to share...
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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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A round-up of contemporary research and thinking on the use of cultural indicators has been published by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA). The report...
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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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