I Podcast on significant changes to the Coalition Government’s public bodies. The ‘bonfire of the quangos’ has begun, with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announcing that 16 of the 55 public bodies under the DCMS remit will be merged, streamlined or abolished. The changes will be significant for applied arts, with the Museums, Libraries and Archives […]Read more "AIR Podcast August"
Arts Council England today gave details of how it will implement the £19 million cut to its 2010/11 income from government, announced by the Department for Culture Media and Sport on 24 May. The £19 million cut is in addition to an earlier in-year reduction of £4 million announced in the April 2009 Budget, meaning […]Read more "AIR Podcast June: Arts Council implements £19m cuts"
AIR: Artists Interaction and Representation is an appointed company for collective licensing under our partnership arrangement with DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society). Last year DACS paid out almost £3 million to thousands of artists, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists and other visual creators through Payback. DACS pays these royalties to successful claimants in December each year. […]Read more "AIR partnership with DACS"
Women Making the London Olympics Museum of London Docklands 5 March – 2 May In March 2009 Jennette Arnold OBE, a member of the London Assembly was invited to the Olympic Park to meet some of the first women on site as part of the Women into Construction project. The sight of Jacqueline Shinkwin operating […]Read more "Olympics challenge to artistic integrity"
AIR reports on a crucial victory for photographers’ rights. Earlier this month, The Digital Economy Bill become law, but only after several key clauses were sacrificed. Crucially for artists clause 43, which relates to the copyright of images and orphan works, was removed. To listen to my audio report click here: AIR Podcast April 2010Read more "AIR Podcast April 2010"
Apple today launched the much hyped iPad in Yerba Buena. Resembling a large iPhone, the device carries a lot of hope on its shoulders, least not from publishers who envisage it as the future of news delivery. Here are its basic stats: – 0.5 inches thick – weighs 1.5 pounds (0.7kilos) – 9.7 inch multitouch […]Read more "iPad – the saviour of journalism?"
On 14th January I attended State of the Arts – The Conference for the Arts, hosted by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) and held at Park Plaza Riverbank, London. The conference examined the current and future challenges and opportunities around domestic arts policy, strategy and funding and […]Read more "State of the Arts Conference – A Twitter Account"