All entries for July 2009

July 28, 2009

Use of digital technologies in the arts

Two reports commissioned by the Arts Council are now available.  The first is “Digital Content Snapshot”, a mapping document of the online presence of the ACE’s regularly-funded organizations:

The second is “Consuming digital arts”, produced by Synovate:

“The aim of this study was to assess understanding of, engagement with and aspirations for art in the digital space amongst the general public.”

July 17, 2009

The Arts Council: managed to death?

A provocative new report by Marc Sidwell from the right wing think tank New Culture Forum recommends that the Arts Council be abolished, and that arts organizations should be funded directly from the DCMS. This has already been disowned by the Conservative Party Shadow Arts Minister Ed Vaizey…

The report draws on Genista McIntosh’s 2008 review of the Arts Council.

Some comment has recently appeared on the NCF website.

Global financial crisis : impact on the arts

The International Federation of Arts Councils & Culture Agencies (IFACCA) has just published a report with the unsurprising conclusion that the international financial downturn will have a strongly negative effect on sponsorship, philanthropic giving and endowment income. Here's the brief description.

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