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A comparison of new British community radio stations with established Australian community radio stations

A community radio pilot scheme was run in the UK during 2002 and the pilot stations have been allowed to continue operating pending the first full licensing process, which took place in 2005 and 2006. This paper examines a sample of new UK community radio...

Beyond the creative industries: mapping the creative economy in the United Kingdom - NESTA presentation

This report is a presentation to the UK National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts' Measuring the Creative Industries workshop. This PDF contains a range of slides covering the data collected in this project. The objectives of the project were: ? To better inform...

On the right track

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council provides funding for students undertaking Masters degrees and doctoral research in the arts and humanities. Approximately 40 per cent of their funding is spent in support of postgraduate research and training. In 2005/06 this amounted to just over...

McMaster review: supporting excellence in the arts - from measurement to judgement

Sir Brian McMaster, former Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Culture, to undertake a review to report on: ? How the system of public sector support for the arts can encourage excellence, risk-taking and innovation ? How...

Call it a tenner: the role of pricing in the arts

Pricing, once barely researched or mentioned in the arts, is increasingly recognised as a critical marketing and financial tool. In terms of maximising revenue, the growing adoption and adaptation of yield management techniques suggest that a new, more dynamic approach to pricing is emerging. Call...

Red - the new black: China-UK publishing

Arts Council England is currently exploring the Chinese publishing sector and its existing export links, particularly in relation to the UK and to supporting cultural exchange via literary translation, through their Grants for the arts programme. As part of this work, the Arts Council commissioned...

Publicly-funded culture and the creative industries

Ever since the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport's Creative Industries Taskforce formulated the concept of the creative industries in 1998, creativity in general, and the industries in particular, have generated significant interest in academia, business, the media and in policymaking. This paper explores...

Airborne: mapping of youth circus activity in the UK

This research captures a snapshot of current youth circus activity and provision and makes recommendations to support the development and co-ordination of Youth Circus in the UK and its relationship to the Young People's Participatory Theatre project aims and objectives. It provides a focused study...

The elephant in the room

This report was commissioned by Arts Council England, West Midlands in order to map the opportunities and barriers facing the region's African, Caribbean and Asian visual arts sector, which includes artforms such as crafts, photography, digital media, film and fine art.

Taking the high ground: the struggle for ideas in UK broadcasting policy

In 2006, consideration of UK broadcasting policy focused on the BBC and, in particular, on four issues: governance, accountability, pluralism and the definition of public service broadcasting. The extensive and intensive debate about these institutions and issues was shaped both by technological change, affecting the...