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#copyrightgreyareas

Maša Kepic reports on the recent #copyrightgreyareas Twitter debate hosted by @an_magazine

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‘Ladders organisation’ VIVID to close

Contemporary media arts organisation VIVID, one of the previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) in Dany Louise’s ’Ladders for development’ report, announces that it is set to cease trading this spring.

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Stop Public Entertainment Licence changes
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Stop Public Entertainment Licence changes

Following a public meeting held in Edinburgh last night, Richard Taylor reports back on how we need to act to stop a paid for Public Entertainment License coming into place in Scotland.

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Countdown to State of the arts

The national conference for the arts and culture sector ‘State of the Arts: Artists Shaping the World’ takes place tomorrow (14 February). Here are some useful links and programme highlights for those attending, and for those following via live stream and twitter.

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Call to artists to contribute to copyright consultation

Technology has transformed the way we live – and ways in which artists make work – since the UK’s copyright rules were last amended. The Government has developed proposals “intended to make copyright rules more flexible, and better suited to today’s needs.”

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A still from the film Stay the Same - 3 September
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Artist’s fee misrepresented in media furore

A project by filmmaker Sam Firth is causing a stir following reports in The Telegraph and Scottish editions of The Daily Mail and The Sun that the artist is being paid £160 an hour of public funding for standing still next to a loch.

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Lanternhouse to close

Ulverston-based Lanternhouse has announced it will close on 31 March 2012 in order for the charity to consider future possibilities and options. The organisation failed to secure future funding in April last year during Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) awards announcements.

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Sustainable resurgence

There’s been a flurry of media excitement about the upsurge in artist’s activity in northern cities driven by opportunities arising out of the economic downturn, most recently with Radio 4’s PM visiting Sheffield. We talked to artist Matthew Conduit, who raised concerns about the sustainability of this activity on PM, about the reality of the situation for artists

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