Visiting Arts has updated its publication ?Cutting Through the Red Tape?, a guide to the practical issues involved in bringing artists in from overseas, such as work permits, visas, Foreign Entertainers Tax, and insurance. It is available at
Six pieces of contemporary modern art by leading artists are being lent to six people living in Leeds city centre. Each person will live with each piece for a month and make a video diary of their experiences. The project aims to see how living with the pieces will promote better understanding of contemporary art; and the art and the videos will form a new exhibition at Leeds City Art Gallery next year.
Proposals for workshops, paper presentations, performance pieces and poster presentations are being invited for a forthcoming conference at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to explore opportunities for disabled people in the performing arts, with particular focus on education and employment. Contact Lisa Vingoe e: email@example.com
The Scottish Museums Council in collaboration with the Museums Documentation Association (mda) has produced an interactive CD which provides a step by step guide to documenting a museum collection to the basic standard
required for museum registration. Contact Rachel Hunter t: 0131 476 8463 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside is to change its name to National Museums Liverpool.
The Making Music website has been overhauled to introduce two new services. An online Music Exchange Scheme will enables societies to borrow music from other members free of charge; and a Repertoire Service will provides a searchable database of Making Music?s printed Orchestral, Vocal and Chamber catalogues. w: http://www.makingmusic.org.uk
The Heritage Lottery Fund has launched a programme entitled ?Young Roots?, to promote the involvement of young people with UK heritage. To be managed in partnership with the National Youth Agency, the scheme will make approximately £20m available to help youth organisations over the next four years. Application details are at w: http://www.hlf.org.uk and http://www.youthinformation.com
Children?s theatre company Unicorn has recruited volunteers from Barclays Media Centre in London?s Soho to take part in a new community project called ?Visual Stories?. The nine members of staff will lead storytelling sessions with 60 pupils from St Clement Danes Primary School, located in London?s Theatreland.
Original pieces of art donated by some of the country?s leading contemporary artists are to become prizes in a charity event, Art for Life, being held by Cancer Research in March. Guests will pay £175 for tickets, which will entitle them to entry in the lucky dip! t: 020 269 3412.
The Independent Theatre Council is seeking professional touring companies or venues working in the performing arts in London, the North West, Yorkshire, the East Midlands or the West Midlands, to act as hosts for participants on its Fast Track programme. The scheme aims to offer opportunities for Black or Asian people who want a career in arts management to gain knowledge and experience of the sector, and essential training. Contact ITC t: 020 7403 1727 e: email@example.com