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Survey: Recession Impacts

AQ’s 4th Recession Impacts Survey: now live
11th August – 19th September 2011

Following the publication of its three reports on the impacts of the recession on the cultural sector in 2009 and 2010, Arts Quarter is repeating its online survey a year on from conducting its third such survey in order to continue to plot the ongoing affects of the current economic climate on the arts.

Some 500 organisations took part in our last such survey and we hope that many more will do so this time in order to send a clear message to key decision makers about the current state of the sector, the implications of two waves of cuts in subsidy, falls in Local Authority support and the ongoing affects of the slow progression out of the economic downturn of the last three years.

Above all, this Survey seeks to provide an opportunity for arts organisations throughout the UK to benchmark their fundraising and wider income generation performance against their peers within their artforms and regions.

This year’s survey will also seek to gather reactions to the range of initiatives announced by DCMS, ACE and HLF to boost philanthropy, following on from AQ’s Philanthropy in the Arts Consultation conducted and published in March.

The findings of this Survey will be published free of charge in October 2011.

Arts organisations may take part in this research project by clicking here

Copies of the 2010 Report may be requested by clicking here

http://www.artsquarter.co.uk/recession4.html

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Project / Open Call: Twin Towers Go Global

Open Call
Where Would You Rebuild the Twin Towers?

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Twin Towers Go Global is issuing an international open call for responses to the question “Where would you choose to rebuild the Twin Towers? Why?” In collecting and archiving voices from across the globe, TTGG hopes to create a memorial expressive of the Towers’ significance to a wide array of individuals and cultures, as well as their continuing unifying power.

Responses can be as simple or complex as you like, and you can enter as many times as you want. They can take the form of image, essay/text, sound, video, or a mixture of these (you can even handwrite your response and take a picture of it!) Images should come in jpeg, mov, mp3, or pdf format, or type text directly into an email. Submissions will be accepted beginning July 30 and ending September 2, 2011, and all responses will be posted on an ongoing basis on our submissions gallery. Ten finalists will be selected to be highlighted on the Twin Towers Go Global website. Five will be selected by popular vote. The other five will be selected by a jury we are currently composing. On our list of possible jurors are artists, architects, scholars, celebrities, and 9/11 family members. If you would like to nominate someone for the jury, please send us their name, contact information, and why you think they would be appropriate.

The ten finalists will be posted after Tuesday, September 6, and all participants will be notified by email when finalists have been posted. Finalists will receive a special mention during the public reception of a 10th anniversary exhibition organized by TTGG resident artist Pedro Lasch at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York City on September 7, 6-9pm. They will also receive a dedicated page on the TTGG website, and will be included in the 2nd Anniversary Report published by Pedro Lasch and Twin Towers Go Global on September 11, 2011 for inclusion in the international exhibition Documenta 13, through their AND AND AND platform.

If you would like to vote on your favorite idea, visit this page after September 3, and send an email with the title of your selection in the subject line of an empty email to: vote@twintowersgoglobal.org

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Open Call Rules

Submit responses to:
Jessye McDowell
open.call@twintowersgoglobal.org

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Link: application of State aid rules to measures taken in the context of the current global financial crisis

Financial sector: application of State aid rules to measures taken in the context of the current global financial crisis

See: Broadcasting

Communication from the Commission on the application of State aid rules to public service broadcasting as adopted by the Commission on 2 July 2009

http://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/specific_rules.html#broadcasting

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Article/Link: The Road to Copenhagen

The Road to Copenhagen

nature.com, 2009

“In December this year, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will descend on Copenhagen to wrangle over the details of a new global climate deal — a potential successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

As the world moves along the road to Copenhagen, Nature will be covering every aspect of the science and politics of climate change in articles that will be collected here.”

Link includes articles, research, audio/video:
http://www.nature.com/news/specials/roadtocopenhagen/index.html

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Link: Paul Jorion’s Blog

Paul Jorion’s blog
Human Complex Systems – Economy – Anthropology – Arts – Fun

http://www.pauljorion.com/blog_en/

“Paul Jorion is Doctor in the Social Sciences from the Free University Brussels. He holds MAs in sociology and social anthropology. He’s lectured at the universities of Brussels, Cambridge, Paris VIII and at the University of California at Irvine. He was also a United Nations Officer (FAO), working on development projects in Africa.

For the most recent ten years Paul Jorion has been working in the American finance world as a pricing specialist. Prior to this he was at one time a trader on the futures markets in a French investment bank. He wrote a book on the consequences for the stock market of the bankruptcy of Enron: Investing in a Post-Enron World (McGraw-Hill: 2003). More recently he has published Vers la crise du capitalisme américain? (La Découverte: 2007) and L’implosion. La finance contre l’économie: ce que révèle et annonce “la crise des subprimes” (Fayard: 2008).

Paul Jorion is a Visiting Scholar at the Human Complex Systems Interdepartmental Program of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).”

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Link: The Recess Ends

Stories of recession in the US. Video documentary/blog.

“Filmmakers Brian and Austin Chu of San Francisco began a three month journey across the continental United States in search of personal stories about greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression. Their new documentary film project entitled “The Recess Ends” will focus on individual narratives from all classes of society that highlight core American values.”

http://therecessends.com

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Link: Architecture + the Recession

Articles on how the recession is affecting architects: including stories, survival guides and stats.

http://www.architecturalrecord.construction.com/news/economy/default.asp

Recession Stories:
http://www.architecturalrecord.construction.com/news/economy/survivalguide/0903recessionstories/1.asp

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