The Philharmonia Orchestra Community & Education Department is investigating ways of making concerts and classical music more engaging for teenagers. The research includes a series of discussion groups involving young people in London, Bedford and Leicester. To share information on the subject contact Miranda Cook t: 020 7242 5001
A dance project entitled ?Physical Justice? is being launched by East London Dance in partnership with the Youth Offending Teams in the London Boroughs of Havering, Barking and Dagenham. It aims to train dance artists to work with young people within the youth justice system. A model of new practice for dance will be developed through the process.
London Electricity?s continued financial support for new audiences at the London Jazz Festival, now in its 10th year, has been targeted at audience development, enabling some tickets to be priced at just £2 for the most sought-after concerts of the Festival. PizzaExpress has again supported the FreeStage events, through a series of free performances in the South Bank?s ballroom.
Visiting Arts is in discussion with the Department for Employment regarding the plans to introduce charges for work permit applications in 2003, and would like to hear from anyone who took part in the consultation for this or has views on this issue. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK playwright Philip Goulding?s play Strange Lands has won the International Playwrights? Forum of the International Theatre Institute International Playwriting Competition 2001/2002. The award attracted seventy entries, all full length plays written in French or English.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Frontpage Design have won a Design Effectiveness Award for Corporate/ Brand Identity. The brief was to create a corporate ID that would capture the ?organised chaos that is the Spirit of the Fringe?. The new design centred around the use of the word ?fringe?, with the letter ?i? being replaced with characters chosen to reflect the different faces of the Festival (pictured).
The Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Sheffield Hallam University has announced a call for papers for the 12th annual conference of the International Festival and Event Association, to be held in Vienna next year. Amongst the conference themes are the management, economic evaluation and planning of festivals and events; and cultural festivals as tools for regeneration. Contact David Picard e: email@example.com
Following their sponsorship of a contemporary art exhibition at Manchester?s Cornerhouse, IDP Education Australia is to fund a postgraduate scholarship for a British student to study film and media at a university of choice in Australia. The scholarship is being launched through ?Exposures?, the student film festival being held at Cornerhouse on December 3-4. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new scheme to nurture talent is offering awards of £500 to £5,000 to artists and theatre companies based in the Eastern region for the creation and commissioning of new work, and for research, development and training. Chosen artists and theatre companies will also receive advice, support and performance opportunities at Junction CDC in Cambridge. Contact Carrie
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