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A plea for the Government to release the arts from damaging levels of accountability was made by Peter Hewitt, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of England (ACE), in a major speech at the National Portrait Gallery last week.
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A new fund for museums, galleries and collections within the higher education sector is offering awards of up to £30,000. Managed by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the fund will cover the...
From issue 22
Following a multi-million pound redevelopment, funded in part by the Scottish Arts Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Tolbooth in Stirling has opened as a new arts venue and the new base for...
From issue 22
A fundamental challenge for educators and academics is how to deliver the effective training and education of cultural managers who will be required to deal creatively with radically new social,...
From issue 22
In 1997, Sound Sense employed two people, part-time, from a central base, and funding came largely from the Arts Council of England (ACE), explains Anita Holford. Five years on turnover has...
From issue 22
Job titles change with time and fashion, writes Ken Bennett-Hunter. Directors used to be producers; stage managers used to be stage directors; stage technicians used to be carpenters or electricians...
From issue 22
Seven visual arts spaces across Glasgow are collaborating for the first time in a major drive to build audiences for the visual arts. RAW, the Real Art Weekend, will promote Scotland?s diverse range...
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Throughout the years and around the world, actors, directors, writers, technicians and just about everyone else involved in the performing arts have been able to take advantage of established routes...
From issue 22
At the first possible opportunity, and even before the new transition arts funding body comes into being, Peter Hewitt has taken the opportunity (p1) to remind Government of the value of the arts to...
From issue 22
A scheme to encourage the inclusion of artists within architectural project design teams emphasises collaboration and an equal status for the artist among the architects and structural engineers....
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Tessa Rennie, previously General Manager of 7:84 Theatre Company, joins Imaginate as General Manager. She replaces Katie Stuart who leaves to become Development Manager of Scotland Yard Adventure...
From issue 22
There are few examples of true collaboration between art and architecture, notes Vivienne Francis. Attempts at marrying the two have not always been successful, with art often seen as the decorative...
From issue 22
The National Assembly for Wales has awarded its first ever grants directly to the performing arts with £150,000 to support a range of projects. The move has been condemned by the arts sector and...
From issue 22
Persistence Works provides studio space in Sheffield city centre for seventy-four of the artists of Yorkshire ArtSpace Society (YAS), writes Jacqueline Yallop. The development of purpose-built...
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The board of Metier, the National Training Organisation (NTO) for the arts and entertainments sector has voted to collaborate with the cultural heritage sector to create a new Sector Skills Council...
From issue 22
If you drive along the south coast road past Dymchurch and into the windswept Dungeness peninsula, you might catch a glimpse of one of Britain?s defunct inter-war acoustic defence experiments. Just...
From issue 22
12 pieces of work by disabled visual artists based in Wales have been reproduced on a series of postcards which are to be distributed through 100 galleries, museums, libraries and other centres...
From issue 22
Review by Jo Gillibrand, Director of Smart - Marketing the Arts around Surrey, the audience development agency for Surrey and borders e: jo@smartonline.org.uk (Comedia 2001 ISBN: 1 873667 18 3, £9...
From issue 21
Glasgay was founded by Cordelia Ditton in 1993, establishing Scotland?s first lesbian and gay arts festival as a biennial celebration of the best work internationally and locally across a range of...
From issue 21
The London Gay Symphony Orchestra was founded in May 1996 by a group of friends led by Robin Gordon-Powell, also its first conductor. The orchestra rapidly grew in size and in October 1996 we gave...
From issue 21
The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (LGLFF) has roots dating back to 1977, when the National Film Theatre?s Richard Dyer programmed ?Images of Homosexuality?, the first ever focused season of...
From issue 21
?Customer Care? means thinking about your customers and responding to their needs. But what exactly does this mean for the arts. Beth Aplin explores the key issues. In commercial organisations, the...
From issue 21
It is not by chance that the Cambridge Corn Exchange is the only concert hall in the country to have been awarded three consecutive Charter Marks in recognition of the quality of its customer...
From issue 21
Ticket cancellation has always been a contentious issue, says Graham Berg. Many venues adopt a no cancellation/no refund policy. Others, in an attempt to enhance their levels of customer care,...
From issue 21
In collaboration with the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) has become the first independent cinema in the UK, and the only venue in Scotland, to pilot the DTS (...

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