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Issue 161: Focus on Circus , Issue 161: Aspects of Learning

  • Focus on Circus, Aspects of Learning

    14 Jan 2008

    The original Father Christmas – also known as Sire Christemas – used to carry not only gifts for those of us who had been good, but a switch to beat the naughty children. This aspect of the festive season has long disappeared in the UK, but the issues of judgement and decision-making, and subsequent reward or punishment, are still the hot topics for the Arts Councils in England and Wales. Increasing, decreasing or cutting grants must be the most thankless task for our arts bureaucrats. Even... more

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    Hannah Rudman reports on AmbITion, an emerging initative she is leading to help the cultural sector develop digitally.

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    ?Interactive Theatre?: so what?s that all about? Justine de Mierre explains.

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    Facing the loss of their funding following Arts Council England?s shock announcement to Regularly Funded Organisations last month, some arts organisations are now considering legal action against what they consider to be an unjust decision-making process. Sean Egan and Selman Ansari offer guidance about the process of Judicial Review and suggest that a Freedom of Information request may offer a life-line.

  • 14 Jan 2008

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    Arts Council England has failed to adhere to its own policy giving step by step guidance as to how it should treat RFOs facing possible disinvestment. Sean Egan believes this gives many organisations good grounds on which to challenge ACE?s decision to cut their funding.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Sean Egan warns against impulsive action on requests by the National Newspaper Licensing Association to pay for copying rights.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Chloë Reddaway of the National Campaign for the Arts gives an update on the changes to the immigration system and how they will affect the arts sector.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Hannah Standen shares the benefits of integrated theoretical and practical study.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Neil Rathmell explores the professional development of artists working with the education sector.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Chenine Bhathena and Leila Jancovich are experienced arts managers who have led a professional development programme for circus artists since 1999. With contemporary circus firmly back on the agenda with audiences, producers and funders, they discuss the impact and importance of professional development opportunities on artistic and sector development.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Harriet Wailling explains how she made the move from university to a job in the arts via a series of voluntary internships.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    How do arts professionals find their place in the world? How do they build their skills, knowledge and experience? How do they find the support they need, whether theorectical, practical or personal? Four views follow, covering personal development, professional development, the academic route and voluntary internships. First, Gemskii charts her escape into a better future through working with Clean Break.

  • 14 Jan 2008

    Rachel Clare of Circus Front tells Anna Goodman about her views on audience development in contemporary circus and its potential place as an artform in the UK.