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Over the last 20 to 25 years the disability rights movement has been gathering pace, with demands for better access to the arts, culture and opportunities for expression and independence still a...
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Jenny loves coming to work at the Rowan Foundation two days a week, says Steven Raven. She has an individual learning programme and we help her learn not only how to express herself in clay but also...
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In February 2001 OSJ (formerly Orchestra of St John?s) pioneered concerts for children with autism and their families by performing a pair of concerts in London under the banner ?Music for Autism?,...
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mind the?gap is one of the country?s leading professional theatre companies working with learning disabled artists, writes Sally Bailey. Formed in 1988 by its current Artistic Director Tim Wheeler,...
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The Arts Council of England (ACE) will shortly publish a new report, ?Arts in England: attendance, participation and attitudes in 2001?. It will contain the results of research carried out with over...
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Any successful athlete will tell you that investment in talented people early in their careers is vital if their full potential is to be realised; and it is quite clear that a country?s success in...
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The Circus Space, based in east London, is the powerhouse of British contemporary circus and one of the top three centres for the circus arts in Europe, writes Rob Hardy. We offer a diverse artistic...
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A draft Corporate Plan outlining the aims and objectives of the Scottish Arts Council over the next five years has been published by the Scottish Arts Council (SAC). The Plan is based on a series of...
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The 2,500 lantern images paraded through the stadium at the Closing Ceremony of Manchester?s Commonwealth Games and viewed by millions of people around the world, were provided by North West arts...
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The new regional arts council for the south and south east of England has voted to relocate the two current offices of Southern...
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Expressions of interest are being sought by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from cultural, educational and IT organisations wishing to deliver the next stage of Culture Online, the...
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Funding has been approved by the Scottish Arts Council for a new information website for Youthlink Scotland?s member organisations. The project, ?Get into the Arts?, will develop a web-based...
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The relationship between the professional, semi-professional and voluntary arts sectors is one of mutual inter-dependence, and it?s important that arts professionals recognise the value of their...
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Review by Jo Gillibrand, Director of SMART ? Marketing the Arts Around Surrey e: jo@smartonline.org.uk (Azure 2002, ISBN 1 902694 19 8, £7.99 [£10.56 inc. p...
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Review by Jo Gillibrand, Director of SMART ? Marketing the Arts Around Surrey e: jo@smartonline.org.uk (Piatkus 1999, ISBN 0 7499 1961 2, £12.99 [£16.48 inc. p...
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As many groups know, trying to get Arts Lottery funding can be a lottery in itself, writes Garry Churchill. But what happens to a voluntary group, with no paid staff, who strike lucky and find they...
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Ever thought your organisation was ruled by an accountant? Susan Royce explains why finance systems are much more than a necessary evil and gives advice on how they should be ? and should not be ?...
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Artsdepot, a new arts centre development in London?s North Finchley will be going ahead as planned despite publicly stated opposition to the project by the new Barnet Council, following the shift in...
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In an ideal world it would be desirable for artistic risk not to be compromised by financial risk, say Rick Bond and Stephen Aldridge. Many arts organisations aspire to generate a reputation for...
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Three leading arts institutions, the British Museum, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal National Theatre, have collaborated to present an evening of music and performance based on the legends...
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Depreciation is an area of accounting that most people have some difficulty getting their heads around, notes Ginny Brink. Put simply, it is about buying something for £x, expecting that it will last...
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The south and south east of England, as defined by the new regional government boundaries, is an area twice the size of Cyprus with a population about the same size as Austria. So the prospect of re-...
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"My organisation currently employs two full time and one part-time member of staff. We now need to recruit a third full-timer. Do any of the recent changes to disability discrimination legislation...
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Sarah Weir is to be the new Regional Executive Director for the London office of the Arts Council of England. She is currently Executive Director of the Almeida Theatre. The Director of Norden Farm...
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2.7m extra visits have been made to Government-sponsored national museums and galleries in England, compared with same period last year. The 62% increase has arisen in the first seven months since...

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