Street Arts

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Street Arts Articles
  • Recipe for best Learning Tonic, by Liz Pugh Recipe for best Learning Tonic, by Liz PughHowfa! Abuja Reflections on training Creative Producers in Nigeria, as part of the British Council’s #UKNG Creative Cities 2015 Recipe for best Learning Tonic, by Liz Pugh, Walk the Plank Recipe for #UKNG Peppered Learning Tonic: Take fifty cultural practitioners from Nigeria, add three creative professionals from the UK who have never set foot in Africa, and mix them ...
  • Outdoor Arts attract a wide-ranging and diverse audience This article is from the ISAN website http://www.isanuk.org/makingthecase/facts-figures/ We post it here because its great information! Key Facts & Figures Over the past two years of Audience Finder (2013-2014), it has become a consistent and demonstrable fact that OA events attract a wide-ranging and diverse audience that is representative of the total population. The headlines from this year’s report are as ...
  • Low barriers to access key to support for outdoor arts Low barriers to access key to support for outdoor arts Arts Professional posted http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/low-barriers-access-key-support-outdoor-arts?utm_source=Weekly-News&utm_medium=email&u Low barriers to access key to support for outdoor arts New research confirms that outdoor arts events draw wide support among local audiences from diverse economic and social backgrounds. Photo: Heart of America Shakespeare by AJ Leon, CC By 2.0 It is a “consistent and demonstrable fact” that outdoor arts (OA) attract a more diverse, representative and ...
  • Streetwise theatre: the joy of shows in the great outdoors Article in the Guardian 17th June 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jun/17/outdoor-theatre-danny-boyle-london-olympics-greenwich-docklands-festival
  • Archive Project – sign-up now Archive Project – sign-up now with your support or if you have materials for an Archive. Thanks! Please have a look at all the details – below this form – before you sign up Any questions: email us now NASA UK (National Association of Street Artists) in partnership with Winchester University & Exeter University want to create a permanent ...
  • Busking Project Survey of Buskers experiences in the UK Keeping free art on the streets! Dear busker,We are conducting a large-scale study into the way street performance affects the way people experience city life, and the effect that local government policies have on encouraging/discouraging a good busking culture. We would like you to help us by responding to a few questions. Survey here  http://goo.gl/ELEWFx These questions concern the ...
  • Keep Streets Live vs Camden Council – “Negative outcome for Buskers” Keep Streets Live vs Camden Council “Negative outcome for Buskers” A judge has declared that “policy introducing fines of up to £1,000 for busking without a licence is ‘necessary and proportionate'”. That’s right, it’s now illegal to busk in Camden (a borough famous for its lively art scene) without a license. This article sums it up. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/11/high-court-upholds-camden-busking-restrictions
  • NASA UK Newsletter January 2014 NASA UK Newsletter January 2014 Hello members! Welcome to our Newsletter First of all, we would like to wish you a very happy new year! We have got lots in the pipeline for NASA in 2014, building on our achievements over the past 12 months. In 2013 we increased our membership to 74 members. We can only grow as an organisation if our members ...
  • Lording it up for the rights of us down at street level… Lording it up for the rights of us down at street level… On Monday the 6th of January George Monbiot reported in the Gaurdian about draconian new powers in which ‘Street life will be reduced to a trance-world of consumerism in which nothing unpredictable or disconcerting happens.’ http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/06/law-to-stop-eveyone-everything Thankfully the House of Lords put a stop to the bill ...
  • Distressed Town Centres – Nick Broad Name Nick Broad Email nick@thebuskingproject.com Subject Distressed Town Centres Message I’m sure you’ve heard about the High Street Taskforce looking to rejuvenate our town centres: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25147673 I thought now might be the perfect time to show a united front on behalf of parties interested in beautifying our city and town centres: NASA, Association of Street Artists and Performers, the Musicians Union and ...
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3 comments on “Street Arts
  1. Jules says:

    Action on the streets of Camden to support Busking!

    Thursday October 24th: ably supported by the Citizen’s Kazoo Orchestra, Bill Bailey does his finest impression of Billy Bragg in support of Keep Streets Live in Camden!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1_uEbGJtnY

  2. Dear colleagues,

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
    SAVE THE DATE!

    We would like to invite you to a networking meeting for all people working in or interested in the outdoor arts sector from across the region and beyond. This is an opportunity for artists, promoters, producers and any other interested parties to share information about events, shows, projects and collaborations as well as exploring how we can respond to opportunities and challenges. Everyone attending the meeting will have the opportunity to speak if desired, and we hope to have representatives from a number of event organisers from across the region, so feel free to bring promotional information about your work to this event.

    Venue
    We will be at The Yard Theatre (M15 5RF) from 6pm – 9pm
    Light refreshments (tea, coffee and wine) will be provided at this free event so, to be sure we have enough glasses, can let us know you plan to come by emailing alonso@xtrax.org.uk (title the email “Networking event”).

    Directions
    The Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley St, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5RF [Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/LptCF%5D
    The venue is located within easy walking distance (15min) of Oxford Road Train Station and Piccadilly Station. Also 86 bus route stops at Old Birdley Street’s Garden Center, opposite the venue.
    Free on-street parking is available

    We’ll be in touch in January to let you know about our invited speakers, who will be sharing their perspectives on what is happening in the outdoor sector and updating us on developments relevant to our work. If you want to forward this to friends and colleagues please do so.

    Meantime, have a happy holiday. See you in January!

    Best Wishes,

    The XTRAX Team

  3. Lording it up for the rights of us down at street level…

    On Monday the 6th of January George Monbiot reported in the Gaurdian about draconian new powers in which
    ‘Street life will be reduced to a trance-world of consumerism in which nothing unpredictable or disconcerting happens.’
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/06/law-to-stop-eveyone-everything

    Thankfully the House of Lords put a stop to the bill on the 9th of January… as can be seen here in this article… including the full 4hour debate! (for anyone with a bath full of popcorn…)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25648019

    Back in November in Camden, the council passed the UK’s most restrictive busking licence check to date, with votes coming in at 26 for, 17 against, and 1 abstaining. This Labour council is known to be made up of a particular bunch of small ‘c’ conservatives.

    Licensing passed 11th November, to be implemented in February 2014. More reads in this article…
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24910924

    Camden Town buskers have reciprocated by launching legal action over the licences…
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25024505

    NASA represents the sector including in its providing ongoing advocacy and campaigning. We are keeping our ear to the ground regarding these ongoing legislative changes and will endeavour to report back to membership as and when more information becomes available.

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