BBC Performing Arts Fund Announces Two New Funding Schemes
The Clore Duffield Foundation has launched a new £1 million programme to fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people across the UK. The programme is due to run from 2011 to 2015 with two funding rounds a year. The programme is open to arts/cultural organisations as well as community groups, schools and libraries. Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to support participatory learning projects and programmes focused on literature, poetry and
Women Make Music Opens for Applications (UK)
The PRS for Music Foundation has announced that its Women Make Music grant scheme is now open for applications. The second year of Women Make Music comes after a successful pilot programme in 2011. Through the programme, financial support of up to £5000 is available to women musicians; and new music in any genre is welcome, from classical, jazz and experimental, to acoustic, electronica and pop.
The above are some of the reasons that are coming across from festival organisers as to why they are successful, or indeed why they are failing. In the current economic climate it would be easy just to blame that situation. But is it perhaps the festival scene is far too big, have we become overwhelmed with alternatives? Can we see the same artists at 10 different festivals each year? How do our customers choose which one to go to? Is it the way we manage the festivals, should we never have started on those dates, in that place? Why do we start them?
Following the success of the 2012 Event Production Awards, its new hosts Mash Media, are looking forward to hosting and celebrating the very best in the world of events.
Whether you supply to outdoor or indoor events, large or small, or if you are a sole supplier or part of a national company, the Event Production Awards want to know why you should be hailed as the event industry’s top supplier in your category.
For those who might still not yet be aware, a cost recovery scheme known as Fee For Intervention (FFI) will came into effect on 1stOctober 2012.
These are fees which can be charged by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the principal enforcement body for matters relating to health and safety in the workplace in the UK (under that general heading of law).
Star Events Group (SEG) and OneBigStar (OBS) are teaming up for this
year’s Showmans Show, Newbury Showground, October 17th and 18th, to
create a unique turnkey solution, for event organisers, at the outdoor
event industry’s premier showcase.
Leading creative event production company OBS and the UK’s most recognised staging supplier SEG will be co-hosting The Star Bar, stand 194, avenue C.