The 2002 National Children?s Art Day will take place on June 20, with further events over the following weekend. For galleries wishing to organise events to celebrate the day, grants of up to £500 each are being awarded by the Clore Duffield Foundation through engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. Contact Holly Garrett e: email@example.com
Manchester?s lesbian and gay arts festival, queerupnorth, is marking its tenth year with a change of direction. The festival model of intensive activity over a relatively short period of time has become less marketable as more lesbian and gay performance has moved to mainstream stages and screens, so from 2002 the organisation will be rolling out an annual programme of artistic activity instead.
British Standards have launched an online resource centre which incorporates information and provides help and advice on all aspects of setting up and running a business, including finance, employment law, IT disaster prevention, marketing, tax and using the Internet. w: http://www.mysmallbiz.co.uk
An essay by Josie Appleton, together with responses by leading figures from the galleries and museums sector, has been published by the Academy of Ideas, exploring a range of topical issues facing museums. It addresses questions about the primary role of museums, and argues that museums have been degraded in an attempt to fulfil New Labour's demands for accessibility, relevance, social inclusion and value for money. t: 020 7269 9220
Sheffield?s Millennium Galleries have exceeded visitor targets set for the first year, with over 160,000 people having attended during the six months since they opened.
A new annual festival is being born out of the fusion of The National Review of Live Art (NRLA), the UK?s most established festival of performance and time-based arts, and New Moves, Scotland?s annual festival of contemporary choreography. The new festival, entitled ?New Territories?, will take place at key venues across Glasgow in February and March. t: 0141 564 5552; e: firstname.lastname@example.org; w: http://www.newterritories.co.uk
Neil Bennison, currently Marketing Officer for Lakeside Arts Centre at the University of Nottingham, has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for the best overall performance on the Advanced Certificate in Arts Marketing. He studied for the course in preparation for the opening of the Djangoly Theatre and Weston Gallery in the University?s new DH Lawrence Pavilion.
The Institute of Entertainment and Arts Management has awarded its annual Waterford Crystal Award to Dame Thora Hird, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry.
The Theatre Royal Norwich has announced that it achieved a surplus of £33,060 on a turnover of £3.4m in the financial year to April 2001.This is the third consecutive year it has reported a surplus, and the cash is to be spent on the maintenance and improvement of its facilities.
A book documenting the impact of community theatre on people?s lives has been published by South West Arts. ?Turing Points? by Neil Beddow of ACTA Community Theatre, records the setting up of community plays on four council estates around Bristol and the impact they had on the estates and on the individuals who took part. e: email@example.com
Grants of up to £1,000 are available for artists and organisations in Northamptonshire to undertake an artist residency. The pARTicipate scheme, provides grants to schools, community groups and businesses, aiming to help bring professional artists into new environments. Contact Sadie Green t: 01604 631403 e: firstname.lastname@example.org