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The Surplus

Last year, in April to be precise, Arts Council England (ACE) announced a new stream of funding entitled "Sustain". Totalling some £40Million this money was, ostensibly, to be used to support arts organisations through the ups and downs of the...

Published in Feature on November 9, 2010 11:31 AM

The 30% Cut

Article19's intrepid reader, one of the few who dare to argue with us, has returned from a long sabbatical in Nepal, where he partied on down with the Dalai Lama, just as the funding cuts announcement hits. This time his/her problem isn't with us, but with the big bad cuts and the big bad government.

Published in Feature on October 24, 2010 3:42 PM

The Poster

by Article19 The internet and social networks may be a big part of dance marketing these days, for better or worse, but one thing all dance companies still use is the printed poster and, its landfill little brother, the flyer....

Published in Feature on September 22, 2010 10:00 PM

The Phone Bill

by Michelle Lefevre The government has gone loopy and is threatening to cut everything in sight so we, here in TheLab™, though it might be a good idea to do a consumer advice piece for the struggling dancer/dance company...

Published in Feature on August 9, 2010 5:08 PM


Let's talk about swimming pools! We've touched on this subject, via TheImp, in a very general way but the more we started digging into the massive amounts of money being spent on the "greatest show on earth" that is The Olympics in London in 2012 the more fascinating and disturbing it all becomes.

Published in Feature on July 15, 2010 12:40 PM

A Convenient Truth

The United Kingdom may well be unique in the wide world of dance thanks to the, so-called, National Dance Network, a group of dozens of dance agencies located all over the country, mostly in England. We look beyond the hyperbole and seeks answers on dancers pay, health care and jobs.

Published in Feature on June 14, 2010 11:50 AM

Twitter for Tickets

If you're a Facebook or Twitter user and you have started following organisations (dance companies, agencies, etc) then you may have noticed a number of "status" updates pushing performances and box office contacts for particular shows. These updates are obviously intended to generate ticket sales but do they and can they achieve that particular goal for the companies that use them?

Published in Feature on January 19, 2010 4:53 PM

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