Phyllida Shaw is a researcher and consultant for the arts and cultural sectors.
Over the past five years, the words Turning Point have been read, heard, written and spoken with increasing frequency by people in the visual arts in England, but for many individual arts practitioners, in particular, the origins and activities of Turning Point remain a bit opaque. This briefing paper is for them and for anyone interested in understanding more about what Turning Point is and does.
In her report on Turning Point, Phyllida Shaw unwraps the ‘what’s what and who’s who’ of this major strategy for England, to support discussions on greater participation by, and development for, artists within it.
Select committee reports are an acquired taste, but anyone with access to the internet and half a day to spare will find the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s recent report, Funding of the Arts and Heritage, and the evidence that informed it, an illuminating read. Published just two days before English arts organisations received results of their applications for Arts Council funding from 2012, it attracted a quick flash of publicity for some of its bolder conclusions and recommendations.
Phyllida Shaw explores the role of grant making trusts, foundations and charities.
Officers of the English arts funding system had something other than the Jubilee celebrations to think about over the June long Bank Holiday weekend. The week before, all had been issued with the long-awaited outline of the proposed new structure. […]