COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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United Kingdom/ 9. Sources and Links  

9.2 Key organisations and portals

Cultural policy making bodies

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
http://www.culture.gov.uk

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (Northern Ireland)
http://www.dcalni.gov.uk

National Assembly for Wales - Directorate for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport
http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/cultureandsport/?lang=en

Scottish Government
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Arts-Culture

Professional associations

Arts & Business, UK
http://www.aandb.org.uk

Arts Marketing Association
http://www.a-m-a.org.uk/

Association of British Orchestras
http://www.abo.org.uk/

Business Support for the Cultural Industries in Wales
(includes links to many other related websites)
http://www.cultural-enterprise.com

Independent Theatre Council
http://www.itc-arts.org/

Museums Association
http://www.museumsassociation.org/

National Campaign for the Arts
http://www.artscampaign.org.uk/

Theatrical Management Association / SOLT (Society of London Theatres)
http://www.tmauk.org/

Voluntary Arts Network
http://www.voluntaryarts.org/

Grant-giving bodies

Arts Council England (also taking over many functions of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council during 2011)
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
http://www.artscouncil-ni.org

Arts Council of Wales
http://www.artswales.org.uk/

British Council
http://www.britishcouncil.org

British Film Institute (taking over functions including grants from the UK Film Council in 2011)
http://www.bfi.org.uk

Crafts Council
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk

Craft Scotland
http://www.craftscotland.org

Creative Scotland
http://www.creativescotland.com/

English Heritage 
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

Heritage Lottery Fund
http://www.hlf.org.uk

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (being abolished in 2012)
http://www.mla.gov.uk

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
http://www.nesta.org.uk

Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission
http://www.niftc.co.uk

Scottish Arts Council (See also its successor, Creative Scotland)
http://www.scottisharts.org.uk

Scottish Screen (See also its successor, Creative Scotland)
http://www.scottishscreen.com

UK Film Council (being abolished in April 2011)
http://www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk

Visiting Arts (UK Cultural Contact Point)
http://www.visitingarts.org.uk/

Welsh Books Council
http://www.cllc.org.uk

Welsh Language Board
http://www.bwrdd-yr-iaith.org.uk

Cultural research, advice and statistics

(The) Artists Information Company
http://www.a-n.co.uk/

Arts and Humanities Research Council
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Arts Research Digest
http://www.arts-research-digest.com/

CASE Database of research on culture and sport engagement (lists more than 5 000 studies)
http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/webdatabases/Intro.aspx?ID=19

CIFPA
http://www.cipfastats.net/

Produces annual Archive Services Statistics and Public Library Statistics etc

Cultural Trends
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09548963.asp

Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow
(includes Impact, the database for social and economic impact of culture and major events)
http://www.culturalpolicy.arts.gla.ac.uk/

Charity Trends - Charities Aid Foundation annual statistical digest
http://www.cafonline.org/default.aspx?page=6915

DCMS Evidence Toolkit (DET)
http://www.culture.gov.uk/4822.aspx#2

DCMS Lottery Database
http://www.lottery.culture.gov.uk/Information.aspx

English Heritage, Heritage Counts, annual compilation of data/evidence
http://hc.english-heritage.org.uk/

International Intelligence on Culture (compiler of UK entry for the Compendium)
http://www.rodfisher.org or http://www.internationalintelligenceonculture.org

International Journal of Cultural Policy
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10286632.html

LISU research and information centre for library and information services, at Loughborough University, analyses statistical information on the UK library domain on behalf of the MLA.
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/dils/lisu/

Culture / arts portals

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk

Architecture and Design Scotland
http://www.ads.org.uk

Artquest
http://www.artquest.org.uk/

AXIS online resource for contemporary arts
http://www.axisweb.org/

Bòrd Na Gàidhlig
http://www.bord-na-gaidhlig.org.uk

British Library
http://www.bl.uk/

British Museum
http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Creative & Cultural Skills (Sector Skills Council)
http://www.ssda.org.uk/

Creativity Culture & Education
http://www.creativitycultureeducation.org

Culture.info
http://www.culture.info/uk

Culture Northern Ireland
http://www.culturenorthernireland.org

UK EU Cultural Contact Point
http://www.culturefund.eu/

The Lighthouse: Scotland's centre for architecture, design and the city
http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk

National Galleries of Scotland
http://www.natgalscot.ac.uk

National Library of Scotland
http://www.nls.uk

National Library of Wales
http://www.llgc.org.uk

National Museums of Scotland
http://www.nms.ac.uk

National Trust
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/

The National Virtual Museum
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/

Parliamentary Select Committee - Culture, Media and Sport
http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/culture__media_and_sport.cfm

Public Lending Rights
http://www.plr.uk.com

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
http://www.rcahms.gov.uk

SCAN (Scottish Archive Network) online catalogue of over 50 archives
http://www.scan.org.uk

Scotland's Culture - Cultural Portal
http://www.scotlandsculture.org

SLIC (Scottish Library and Information Council)
http://www.slainte.org.uk

SMC (Scottish Museums Council)
http://www.scottishmuseums.org.uk

SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network) access to online learning material including over 300.000 images taken from Scotland's museums, archives and galleries
http://www.scran.ac.uk

Scotland's virtual architecture centre
http://www.Scottisharchitecture.com

24 Hour (Virtual) Museum
http://www.culture24.org.uk/home

The UK Arts Sponsorship Database
http://www.uksponsorship.com/arts1.htm
Chapter published: 15-04-2011

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