Today is the important day for subsidised art organisations in England.
Art Council England (ACE) announced 2008/2010 Regular funding for organisations list.
This fund is very important for these organisations because most of them rely on this fund as their budget. If they lose this opportunity, it means they should reduce their scale or close the organisation.
I went some organisations and met artists or art managers in Oxford for last semester.
Of course, this meeting is continue for this semester.
Are they success to get fund?
Referenced from Arts Council England regular funding decisions for 2008-2011 (Arts Council England)
The winners... (Introduction by ACE)
Modern Art Oxford www.modernartoxford.org.uk
A major visual arts exhibition space with an established international reputation. Its focus is on one person, group and touring shows of contemporary artists from Britain and around the world.
I think Modern Art Oxford is the biggest art gallery in Oxford. (If I am wrong, Please comment to me ASPA) This gallery is success to get fund and able to manage stability. The interesting point is 2010/11 funding amount is less that 2009/2010 funding.
Anyway... Didn't OVADA (www.ovada.org.uk) apply it or ... ?
Oxford Contemporary Music www.ocmevents.org
Oxford Contemporary Music is one of the region’s leading promoters and commissioners of new music, presenting innovative, inspiring and surprising events in a wide range of settings. It programmes a wide diversity of music from within the UK and worldwide and its education and outreach programme takes its work into education and community contexts.
This company's office is located my university's Art department building, where I go every Tuesday 1PM. (It means this organisation has good relationship with my university) They organised interested concerts and education programmes. Also, 2010/11 founding amount is less than 2009/2010. (What will happen at 2011?)
Oxford Playhouse www.oxfordplayhouse.com
A mid-scale presenting theatre with some producing in-house that includes commissioning and co-productions. The organisation has begun presenting in their studio and delivers an extensive outreach programme.
One of the biggest theatre at Oxford. (Another theatre is Oxford New Theatre, which is belong to livenation(www.livenation.co.uk)) Ah... I miss the greatest play "Aladdin (Panto)"!! (Am I an Arts Management & Administration student?)
Pegasus Theatre www.pegasustheatre.org.uk
Pegasus is a centre of excellence for its participatory performing arts work with young people and also presents a programme of professional contemporary dance and theatre.
Pegasus... Pegasus... Pegasus...
They've got the fund again and can keep going their new theatre building plan. When I think this theatre, I just think their new theatre plan. Managers are proud doing this plan and think important. Also, I learn lots of things from them. I hope this budget help their new plan. Anyway... Their funding amount is more than Oxford Playhouse. Um...
Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company www.ottc.org.uk
OTTC is a producing theatre company that tours to rural communities throughout the region, particularly Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Unfortunately... I will go this company for this semester so I do not have any idea about this company.
Also... The ART organisation in Oxford, which are success to get fund from ACE and I don't know.
Modern Poetry in Translation www.mptmagazine.com
Region: South East
Constituency: Oxford West and Abingdon
The international magazine for the translation of poetry into English.
Artform: Visual Arts
Region: South East
Constituency: Oxford East
A creative company working with artists to support new thinking and practice for the built environment and public space across the South East region.
Anjali Dance Company www.anjali.co.uk
This company cannot receive the fund for two years from ACE. I am shocked this news because I don't understand why they lose funding.
This dance company is slightly different from other contemporary dance company because it organised by learning disability dancers. Their performance quality is high and has some education programme for learning disability children. I think these activity is enough for achieving the funding from ACE... However, today, they face very strong challenge. I hope they will deal with this problems.
Ok... It's done... However, I think most of art organisations are not happy with the amount of funding. (Yes... The problem might be Olympic but I do not know...) Maybe... they are happy just to get fund from ACE because lots of organisations lose.
Okay... How about my country?
Also, they are hungry for doing art...
Cheer up, British and Korean artists and art managers!
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