Issue 78, Winter 2007
Theme(s) / Primary Articles:Music Education Music Enterprise Music Life Make Your Own Music
Contributors:Margaret Hodge Diane Abbott Nicholas Kenyon Jim Tough
As the nights draw in, we look to Scotland where new Cultural Champions are planned and the march towards the delivery of Creative Scotland gathers pace. In England, Business Secretary, Peter Mandleson is persisting with Government plans for illegal downloader disconnection and supporters of live performance turn out in Parliament Square to protest against the Licensing Act while politicians debate the same subject in Westminster Hall. Finally, following much debate and a recent interview in the Times, we once again congratulate, support, and eagerly anticipate former NCA board member, Will Gompertz’s new role as the new Arts Editor for BBC News.
Issue 85, Summer 2009
Theme(s) / Primary Articles:Education
Contributors:David Anderson Anne gallacher Grainne Powell Sir John Tusa
This week, the Government announced plans to create up to 10,000 jobs for young people in the creative industries while also accepting contemporary dancers and orchestral musicians as shortage occupations; the Arts Council of Wales published information on an Investment Review of their revenue funded clients; and the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee published a report on their inquiry of the Licensing Act.
This week, the NCA launched the Arts Manifesto at our Future Britain conference and would like to thank all of you who attended; the government published the final Digital Britain report; Liberal Democrat Lord Clement-Jones announced plans to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to address live music licensing legislation; and the NCA responded to two Arts Council England consultations.
This week the NCA expresses concerns over DCMS budgeting; the Government publishes a formal response to an inquiry into the Licensing Act 2003; Lord Clement-Jones’ Live Music Bill has its first reading; and a new guide helping local authorities to plan cultural developments is published, as is a guide for investing in the creative industries.