New high profile museums and galleries have opened across the UK, but how can they best contribute to the local arts and culture, asks Emily Speed.
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Organisations around the UK facing cuts or closure.
This month’s bites.
What do festivals add to a city?
Report from the recent conference held in London.
A new report reveals that a disproportionate number of artists’ membership and development agencies and practice-based organisations lost core funding, despite ACE’s aim of creating a “balanced portfolio”.
The photographs of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen and Amber’s films have been inscribed in the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register as an archive of national cultural significance.
In this issue we continue to get a glimpse of how the visual and applied arts are developing new approaches in a harsher climate.
BECTU and other members of the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) plus Connect and PCS held an event in June to launch the Lost Arts Campaign and website www.Lost-Arts.org.
New evidence exposing, quantifying and discussing the likely impact on the visual arts of Arts Council England’s decisions on fifteen previously Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs) visual arts organisations unsuccessful in their NPO application. PDF file [200kbs]
Funding for the arts has never been an easy sell – not with governments or the public. April Britski, Executive Director of CARFAC reports from Canada.
Editorial published in Artists Newsletter in June 1991.
When the economic recession hit, it impacted on everything. But how in particular did it affect the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities, and what is the longer-term impact? [PDF version 153 kb]
Explores the affect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities and raises concerns about how artists’ practice is likely to fare in this period of arts austerity. [HTML format]
AHM (Sam Ainsley, David Harding and Sandy Moffat) presented the second of three one-day symposiums across Scotland in April.
In March, artists got together to discuss and share their strategies for surviving the cuts without compromising practice, ethics or professionalism.
a-n’s analysis of ACE’s new National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) for funding 2012-15.
Short sector commentary on Arts Council Wales review of revenue-funded clients in December 2010. Included as an early effect of the 2008 “credit crunch” and the resulting “austerity” programme which resulted in significant changes to cultural policy and cuts to arts funding across the UK.
Artists’ survival and growth is dependent on networking and professional interchange.
The majority of RFOs across art form have an annual income of less than
Given the voracious and swift nature of the cuts brought in by the current government, it is unsurprising that artists are already feeling the effects.
Arts Council heavily criticised and arts community accused of ‘scaremongering’ during heated inquiry into funding of arts and heritage by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
On 2 September, the BBC posted a news story on its website claiming that “Two-thirds of people agree with the government’s stance on cutting arts funding and increasing reliance on private cash, a survey has suggested.”
Alongside AIR’s campaigns and work looking at the issues affecting artists, a group of AIR activists (myself included) have volunteered to play a more active role; raising awareness of the value of artists. These are early days in what will hopefully prove to be long-term and ever-widening effort, but conversation has begun and some activists already have events planned.
Thoughts from artists and arts professionals about how cuts in public spending will affect their future working pattern. Plus April Britski gives an account of how recent governmental decisions to cut arts funding have affected Canadian artists.