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Towards a New Arts Funding Model

The report Conversations Towards Change: How dialogue with the arts community is informing the new funding model synthesizes the main themes of these conversations and dialogues, which are actively informing the development of the new funding model.

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Europe’s Creative Hubs – Who they are, what they do

This research – based on 100+ survey responses, 12 depth interviews, and analysis of nearly 200 other Hubs – provides the starting point for understanding Europe’s Creative Hubs. It sets out who they are, what they do, and what support they need. more >

Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies

Policy Handbook on Artists' Residencies analyses the value of artists’ residencies and includes examples of good practices from across the EU. It also looks at recent trends, benefits and success factors to inform policymakers and practitioners of the best ways to support and develop residency programmes in the 21st century. more >

2014 ENCATC Annual Conference report “New Challenges for the Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?”

2014 ENCATC Annual Conference report “New Challenges for the Arts and Culture: Is it just about money?” which has been produced to offer to ENCATC members and followers stimulating material produced during this major international event held from 17-19 September 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic. The report includes a summary of the conference’s activities and articles contributions from a keynote speaker, researchers from the ENCATC Award and the 5th ENCATC Annual Research Session, and a cultural operator.  I hope that this report will offer some exciting teaching material for programmes on cultural management and cultural policy in Europe and beyond and can advance the reflection on innovative thinking about all aspects of arts that impact our society: social, aesthetic and economic ones.    This publication was possible thanks to the Media partnership set up by ENCATC with the Arts Management Network. This collaborative work proves that inspiring projects are not “only about money” but could result from strategic partnerships with key stakeholders from inside or outside the cultural sector.

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Arts Council’s RAISE pilot reports increase in private funding

Irish arts organisations are generating more money from private investment, the Arts Council said today. Preliminary figures from the second year of the Arts Council's three-year RAISE fundraising pilot project show a year-on-year growth of 18 percent over 2013 and 52 percent growth over 2012 amongst the 10 participating arts organisations. more >

Getting Cultural Heritage to Work for Europe. Report of the Horizon 2020 Expert Group on Cultural Heritage

The report Getting Cultural Heritage to Work for Europe argues that the European Union should vigorously promote the innovative use of cultural heritage for growth and employment, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Cultural heritage is increasingly regarded as a positive contributor to the European GDP. more >

Beyond the Building: Performing Arts & Transforming Place

A white paper based on the "Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place" convening which was held by the National Endowment for the Arts with support from ArtPlace America in November 2014. The convening focused on developing a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, use the term creative placemaking and transform places through their artistic practices. more >

Recommendations for a Sustainable Nordic and Baltic Dance Field

Inadequate funding schemes, short-term solutions, short-lived productions – how should the dance sector be developed? Experts from the cultural field in the Nordic and Baltic countries formed a think tank in order to discuss and debate better operating models for the dance field in the region. The notion of sustainability proved to be a useful tool in finding solutions. more >

Launch of Industry Statistics for Music and Literature

The Arts Council launched the report on the Music industry statistics in numbers and Literature in numbers, reporting on the total turnover in the Norwegian music and literature industry. more >

The economic contribution of Australia’s copyright industries 2002-2014

Despite pressures caused by digitisation (which have challenged the delivery of traditional business models in a number of copyright industries, particularly in a high dollar environment — e.g. music, movies, games, software, books, newspapers, television, etc) and resultant piracy, copyright remains a key piece of infrastructure that supports the industries which comprise a modern economy. more >

Longitudinal Evaluation of the Creative Industries Innovation Fund

This report presents the findings from a survey of individual businesses that were in receipt of funding from the Creative Industries Innovation Fund 2008- 11 (CIIF 1). The report was commissioned by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI). The CIIF 1 was set up with the twin objectives of supporting business development and innovation in the creative industries. more >

Cultural Routes management: from theory to practice (2015)

This first ever step-by-step guide to the design and management of Council of Europe Cultural Routes will be an essential reference for route managers, project developers, students and researchers in cultural tourism and related subjects. It addresses aspects ranging from the Council of Europe’s conventions to co-creation, fund-raising and governance. more >

Art Workers – Material Conditions and Labour Struggles in Contemporary Art Practice

The book presents case studies from the local art contexts of Estonia, Finland and Sweden, collects artist-testimonies, discusses activist practices and reflects on contemporary and historical forms of art workers’ organising within the international art contexts. more >

Expanding the Arts: A Guidebook for Working with Artists who are Deaf or have Disabilities

This document is a resource for organizations working with people who are Deaf or who have disabilities. This guidebook was developed by the Canada Council for the Arts to support the implementation of its Expanding the Arts: Deaf and DisabilityArts, Access and Equality Strategy. more >

Policy Handbook on Artists’ Residencies

The OMC Working Group’s mandate was to identify the success factors in preparing, carrying out and following-up artists’ residencies, with a specific focus on building capacity and with the goal of reducing imbalances in incoming/outgoing residencies. The good practice identified should help to build capacity, both inside the EU and when developing residencies in third countries, as well as to facilitate networking at EU level. more >