AIR Podcast September

Why cut the arts? Based on previous research, it can be estimated that the average artist achieves 15,000 direct visitors to their projects and exhibitions annually. If the reported 25% cuts are implemented, 16% of arts organisations believe they are facing closure in the next 12 months, with a further 29% anticipating the need to […]

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AIR Podcast August

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 […]

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AIR Podcast June: Arts Council implements £19m cuts

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 […]

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AIR partnership with DACS

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. […]

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Olympics challenge to artistic integrity

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 […]

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AIR Podcast April 2010

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 2010 […]

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iPad – the saviour of journalism?

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 […]

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