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Expression of interest: Compilation and publication of a book on Southern African and Contemporary African Dance forms

Request for Expression of interest from Universities / organisations / individuals that specialise in and have knowledge of Southern African and Contemporary African Dance to submit quotations for the compilation and publication of a book on Southern African and Contemporary African Dance forms. more >

Report published on the future of music services in Wales

An independent report seeking to maintain and ensure the provision of high quality music services in Wales is being published today by the Welsh Government. The report was produced by the Music Services Task and Finish Group that was commissioned by the Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis AM, to examine how music services provision in Wales could be secured. The group was chaired by Karl Napieralla OBE. more >

Mapping access to culture and mapping participatory governance

The European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) followed-up its papers on access to culture and participatory governance with two new publications mapping practices in the EU Member States. As a follow-up to the EENC's paper by Niels Righolt "Promoting access to culture via digital means" (March 2015) "Mapping of practices in the EU Member States on promoting access to culture via digital means" aims to analyse the challenges and future possibilities for European cultural organisations in the current environment of fast technological change, global competition, and tight budgets. It also identifies examples of practices that appear to be the most efficient or mostly used to support audience development via digital means, in a broad spectrum of sectors. more >

Arts Council publishes revised version of A Practical Guide for Board Members of Arts Organisations

The publication, originally published in 2006 by the Arts Council, incorporates recent and current changes in legislation, particularly through the Companies Act 2014 and establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority under the 2009 Charities Act.  more >

Connecting Arts & Business: Realising the Potential for Creative Partnerships

Arts & Business organisations throughout Europe have always been the focal point of meeting between the arts sector and the business sector. more >

Arts, health, and well-being Volume: 14 Issue: 3

In this issue: A focus on the connections between the arts, health, and well-being, including a report on art and the health of Aboriginal Peoples, a presentation on the arts and well-being, a summary of international research into the long-term connections between the arts and health, as well as a study of the neurochemical impacts of music. more >

European project results demonstrate cultural heritage does count for Europe’s sustainable development

ENCATC and the partners of the EU-funded project 'Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe' (CHCFE) have published the main findings and strategic recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential by providing compelling evidence of the value of cultural heritage and its impact on Europe’s economy, culture, society and the environment. more >

New Zealanders and the Arts 2014

Attitudes, attendance and participation in 2014. This three-yearly research began in 2005 and was repeated in 2008, 2011 and 2014. It delivers on-going information to the arts sector about New Zealanders’ level of involvement in, and attitudes towards, the arts. more >

New IETM publication: Mapping of Types of Impact Research

IETM, international network for contemporary performing arts, launches a new Mapping of Types of Impact Research in the Performing Arts. This publication builds on 150 existing case studies worldwide and represents the first text of this kind made publicly available for free download. more >

The Secrets of Culture

The Secrets of Culture by Dr. Paul Schafer.
Humanity’s future depends on the adoption of culture as the central organizing principle of society.            
Decades of investigation, reflection and research have led cultural scholar Paul Schafer to this conclusion. Originally trained as an economist, Schafer came to realize that, despite all its benefits, the current “economic age” must soon give way to a new “age of culture” that places the highest priority on people and the natural environment, rather than materialism and the marketplace. more >

"I am Culture": Annual Report of Symbola and Unioncamere

I AM CULTURE - Italy quality and beauty defies crisis. A report that analyzes and highlights the weight that the cultural and creative industries and all related activities have in the economy and Italian society. more >

New Data Demonstrates the Economic Importance of Arts and Culture in Ontario

Statistics Canada’s release today of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010 report is providing insight into the economic importance of arts and culture in Ontario and across Canada. more >

Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth.

The 2015 Report by the Warvick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value. more >

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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Auditor-General's report published, Effectiveness of governance in the arts, culture, and heritage sector

The Auditor-General’s report, Effectiveness of governance in the arts, culture, and heritage sector, was presented to the House of Representatives. In this report, the effectiveness of governance arrangements in six public entities in the arts, culture, and heritage sectora are viewed.  more >

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