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Editorial – 2011 July

In this issue we continue to get a glimpse of how the visual and applied arts are developing new approaches in a harsher climate.

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International relations

Supporting the international activities of artists and arts organisations is a key function for many national arts funding agencies. In order to investigate this area of arts policy and identify key issues affecting the programs and priorities of such agencies, the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) conducted a worldwide survey in English, French and Spanish, the results of which have been analysed and supplemented by other research and presented in a report.

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ACE Wednesday

a-n’s analysis of ACE’s new National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) for funding 2012-15.

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A new landscape for Wales

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.

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New directions for the arts

Speaking at the Culture Change conference in January, Arts Minister Ed Vaizey called on arts organisations to embrace new technology as a resource to engage and develop audiences.

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Midwest

Midwest was an artist’s development programme that ran from 2003 to 2008 in the West Midlands. Here we share pdf reports on Midwest’s activity that provide valuable insights into possibilities within artist-led culture.

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Tracking AIR activism

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.

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What do senior artists need?

A programme of research into the lifestyle and artistic needs of senior artists in Canada with reference to international case-studies will inform developments by AIR – Artists Interaction and Representation.

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Turning Point update

Launched in 2006,Turning Point is a national ten-year strategy for the visual arts. A network of regional Turning Point groups has since been emerging, each charged with “strengthening the visual arts infrastructure”.

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Asking rhetorical questions

In March The National Campaign for the Arts staged the ‘This country can no longer afford to subsidise the arts’ debate.

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Culture shock

Joint Demos and CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence Programme) fellowship essay examining evidence in relation to public participation in culture and sport. Addresses the question: why should the state get involved in culture, and if it should, how?

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Creating an impact: Liverpool’s experience as European Capital of Culture

Impacts 08 was a joint research initiative of the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which from 2005-2010 evaluated the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects of Liverpool’s hosting the European Capital of Culture title in 2008.

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Artists in Ireland

Artists’ employment status and livelihoods were the hot topics at a meeting that took place in August between Visual Arts Ireland’s Chief Executive, Noel Kelly and AIR advisers Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Sally Sheinman and Caroline Wright.

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Employment status

Last month, as part of gathering evidence to support future art and design courses and government job creation programmes, we asked AIR members to respond to a survey about their employment status. As a result, we now have firm statistics to take back to HE and Government.

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What now for arts sponsorship?

In January, Arts & Business (A&B) published research showing that arts sponsorship budgets are relatively safe in the short term, but in the longer term the picture is troubling. It also indicated where the cultural sector should turn to secure, […]

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