The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Funding culture and the arts

Wednesday, 2nd March 2011

Guest of Honour: Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive, Arts & Business

This seminar will look at the options for funding art and culture in the UK, with the Government announcing a cut of 15% to the national budget for frontline arts in the Spending Review.

Delegates will assess potential new sources of funding, including corporate and private philanthropy, ways organisations can innovate to deliver more for less and the possible impact of reduced public investment on British culture in the future.

We are delighted that Moira Sinclair, Executive Director, London, Arts Council England and Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive, Arts & Business will be delivering keynote addresses at this seminar. Other confirmed speakers include: Meg Abdy, Director, Legacy Foresight; Ian Brown, Artistic Director & Joint Chief Executive, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Dr Stephen Deuchar, Director, The Art Fund; Chi-chi Ekweozor, Director, Real Fresh TV; Tim Jones, Executive Director, motiroti; Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery; John Nicholls, Managing Partner, Arts Quarter; Julia Payne, Director and Co-founder, The Hub; Mark Robinson, Managing Director, Thinking Practice and Liz Thompson, Director of Communications, Royal Shakespeare Company.

Alison McGovern MP has kindly agreed to chair this event.

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