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Sent: 11 January 2008 15:22
Subject: SEFAN 2008-01-11_03 GLEANINGS from Artsnews and VAE e-digests

ARTSNEWS Digest for Wednesday, January 09, 2008.

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Subject: Tell Mailout about your arts events!

From: "Anonymous" <artsnews_at_listmail_dot_artsfb_dot_org_dot_uk>

Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 14:28:22 -0000

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Do you have any major arts events or conferences on the horizon for 2008?

Mailout wants to hear about them!

Established in 1987 as the only national magazine to cover all art forms, MAiLOUT 

aims to report on a wide variety of subjects including: arts development, 

disability arts, community arts, arts with young people, rural arts, arts and 

health, arts and regeneration, arts and education, arts training and culturally 

diverse arts. 

I am compiling a list of key events in the arts sector for 2008 and welcome 

information from arts organisations, individuals or events companies.

If you would like to be added to the database please email 

mailto:ruth_at_e-mailout_dot_org with events in the subject box.

We also can offer magazines free of charge to events and conferences for 


The deadline for advertising in the Feb/March issue is aprox 19th, January 

 however this can change depending on schedule of magazine so please contact 

the office for further information.

The magazine is a great way of reaching over 5000 arts professionals with 

adverts for events and conferences, job vacancies and information.

To receive information on booking an advert which also includes web 

advertising please email Ruth_at_e-mailout_dot_org

Ruth Coe

Ruth Coe



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Subject: The Business of The Performing Arts (new course in London)
From: "Anonymous" <artsnews_at_listmail_dot_artsfb_dot_org_dot_uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:06:56 -0000
X-Message-Number: 9

This intensive five week evening course will provide a comprehensive overview of
setting up and running a successful and sustainable performing arts company
putting in place systems and strategies to thrive not just survive.  Covering
planning and management, fundraising and income generation, and venues,
touring and marketing, as well as creating an achievable vision for your company,
this programme will ensure you're on the road to success.

The course is suitable for individuals or groups who are considering setting
up their own performing arts company (theatre, dance and street arts/circus)
or those in the early stages of trading.

The programme will be run by creative business consultant Sinead Mac Manus
who has worked for a wide range of arts organisations, including Mimbre, Frantic
Assembly, Tall Stories and movingeast.  Sinead is currently CPD Leader at
University of Greenwich and a freelance arts consultant, producer and trainer
working in the theatre, dance and street arts/circus sectors.  She
specialises in organisational development, training and 1-2-1 support for
performing arts companies and has devised and run training events for CIDA,
PANDA and CIBAS.  In partnership with Forbidden Theatre Company, she has been
running the New Company's Survival Guide course since 2006 and it the author of
'Volve Graduate Handbook: a practical guide to producing performance'
commissioned by Brunel University.  Prior to her arts management career,
Sinead had a successful career as an Urban Planner in the corporate and local
government sectors.  She currently sits on the Board of Theatre Venture and
the Steering Committee of and was a dance assessor of the
Arts Council for many years.

Times: 6.30pm - 9pm
Dates: Thursdays, 31st January to 28th February 2008
Location:  University of Greenwich, Park Row, London, SE8 9LS
Fee: £120

For further information and bookings:

Phone: Sinead Mac Manus on 020 8331 8979
Email: mailto:upstart_at_gre_dot_ac_dot_uk
Or download a booking form from


Subject: Introduction to Creative Event Management (new course in London)
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:07:55 -0000
X-Message-Number: 10

Event management is a rapidly growing and exciting profession in Britain, with
London at its epicentre.  This intensive five week evening course will provide
students with an introduction to event management and production and will cover
event planning, design, funding and sponsorship, marketing, risk management,
production and evaluation.

From festivals and exhibitions through to commercial and charity events, this
intensive programme looks at all the aspects of management needed for a
successful event.

The programme will be run by international event manager Sandi Goodwin.
Sandi has a strong background in event management and artistic production and
has worked as an Event Manager, theatre, dance and festival producer in Britain
and New Zealand for the past eight years.  She has lectured in event management
around the world and also works as a trainer. Sandi holds a Diploma in Event
Management from AUT (Auckland, New Zealand) and a Diploma in Arts Management
from Birkbeck in London.

Times: 6.30pm - 9pm
Dates: Thursdays, 31st January to 28th February 2008
Location:  University of Greenwich, Park Row, London, SE8 9LS
Fee: £120

For further information and bookings:

Phone: Sinead Mac Manus on 020 8331 8979
Or download a booking form from

FROM VAE E-digest 

Week ending Friday 11 January 2008

Industry leaders pass ‘vote of no confidence’ in Arts Council England

Arts Council England has been delivered a ‘vote of no confidence’ at an emergency meeting organised by trade union Equity and attended by leading figures from the UK theatre industry including Ian McKellen, Peter Hall and Kevin Spacey. The meeting, which was held at the Young Vic and attended by ACE chief executive Peter Hewitt, was called in the wake of the arts council’s latest spending review, in which almost 200 organisations face the threat of total cuts to their funding.

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