Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Policy and Planning Unit: Combined Arts, Community Arts and Art Centres, 1970-1986
Reference: ACGB/113
Extent: 75 items

Context

Responsibility for Combined Arts, Community Arts and Arts Centres originally lay with the Regional Development Department established in around 1972/73. When this department was disbanded a few years later, the newly formed Regional Department took over this aspect of the Council's work until a new Combined Arts Unit was established within the Arts Division in 1985/86. The files in this series span the period when both the Regional Development Department and its successor, the Regional Department, were operating.

There are also many files relating to Combined Arts, Community Arts and Arts Centres to be found in the Regional Development Department series, ACGB/103. It is unclear why the files in series ACGB/103 and ACGB/113, which were in use through the hand-over period, were sometimes marked as Regional Development and sometimes not. However, in the interests of original order no attempt was made to merge the records into one series.

Scope and content

The records in this series mainly relate to the Arts Council's liaison and funding of individual arts groups, centres and projects. In addition to these there are also some general administration files relating to this work. The files seem to have been mainly created and maintained by John Buston, Regional Arts Officer.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/113/40 Hull Community Arts
1 box
1970-1982
ACGB/113/70 Arts Centres Working Group
3 files
1973-1976
ACGB/113/44 Festivals
2 files
1973-1977
ACGB/113/74 Miscellaneous papers
7 boxes
1973-1983
ACGB/113/16 Community Arts projects - Greater London Arts Association
3 boxes
1974-1976
ACGB/113/43 Community Arts projects - Northern Arts Association
1 bundle
1974-1976
ACGB/113/46 Community Arts projects - North Western Arts Association
1 file
1974-1976
ACGB/113/51 Community Arts Association - Southern Arts Association
1 bundle
1974-1976
ACGB/113/14 Community Arts projects - South Western Arts Association
2 transfer cases
1974-1976
ACGB/113/34 Community Arts projects - Yorkshire Arts Association
1 transfer case
1974-1976
ACGB/113/29 Community Arts projects - Merseyside Arts Association
1 box and 1 transfer case
1974-1979
ACGB/113/33 Community Arts projects - West Midlands Arts Association
1 box and 1 transfer case
1974-1979
ACGB/113/23 Community Arts and Video
1 box
1974-1981
ACGB/113/2 Covent Garden
1 box
1975
ACGB/113/45 Community Arts projects - Southern Arts Association
1 file
1975-1976
ACGB/113/19 Day file
1 file
1975-1976
ACGB/113/7 Community Arts Evaluation Working Group
3 files
1975-1977
ACGB/113/64 Rejected applications
1 bundle
1975-1977
ACGB/113/68 General correspondence and letters of complaint
1 box
1975-1978
ACGB/113/59 Jobs creation programme
1 bundle
1975-1981
ACGB/113/15 Association of Community Artists
1 box
1975-1982
ACGB/113/71 Community Arts Committee
1 bundle
1975-1982
ACGB/113/72 Community Arts Working Group
1 box
1975-1982
ACGB/113/3 Training of Community Arts workers
1 transfer case
1975-1982
ACGB/113/38 Miscellaneous Arts Centres
3 boxes
1975-1983
Overlap with Community Arts. See ACGB/113/39.
ACGB/113/36 Community Arts applications
5 boxes
1975-1985
ACGB/113/39 Miscellaneous Community Arts
32 boxes and 14 transfer cases
1975-1985
Overlap with Arts Centres. See also ACGB/113/38.
ACGB/113/12 Community Arts projects - West Midlands Arts Association
1 transfer case
1976-1979
ACGB/113/42 Special Applications Committee
1 transfer case
1976-1979
ACGB/113/67 Special Applications guard files
1 box
1976-1981
This item has been removed for conservation treatment.
ACGB/113/41 Manpower Services Commission and Urban Aid
1 box
1976-1982
ACGB/113/63 Regional
1 bundle
1976-1982
ACGB/113/57 Committee membership
1 file
1977
ACGB/113/56 Buckinghamshire Arts Federation
1 file
1977-1979
ACGB/113/10 Community Arts projects - Merseyside Arts Association
1 transfer case
1977-1979
ACGB/113/5 Community Arts projects - Northern Arts Association
1 bundle
1977-1979
ACGB/113/6 Community Arts projects - North West Arts Association
1 bundle
1977-1979
ACGB/113/25 Research and reports
2 transfer cases
1977-1979
ACGB/113/61 Overseas
1 file
1977-1980
ACGB/113/60 Research
1 file
1977-1980
ACGB/113/24 Community Arts Committee - miscellaneous papers
1 transfer case
1978
ACGB/113/8 Original documents
2 bundles
1978
ACGB/113/13 Day file
1 box
1978-1979
ACGB/113/11 Lambeth Inner City Partnership
1 transfer case
1978-1979
ACGB/113/66 New Metropole, Folkestone
1 file
1978-1979
ACGB/113/65 The Playhouse, Harlow
1 file
1978-1979
ACGB/113/75 Arts Centres Sub-Committee
1 transfer case
1978-1980
ACGB/113/9 Block allocations and bids
1 bundle
1978-1980
ACGB/113/52 Housing the Arts
1 file
1978-1980
ACGB/113/48 Standing bodies/Community Arts
2 boxes
1978-1980
ACGB/113/21 Training Committee papers
1 transfer case
1978-1982
ACGB/113/54 Ethnic Minority papers
1 bundle
1978-1983
ACGB/113/55 Advisory Committee
1 file
1979
ACGB/113/62 International Year of the Child
1 file
1979
ACGB/113/20 Original documents
1 bundle
1979
ACGB/113/58 Association of Community Artists
1 file
1979-1981
ACGB/113/47 Cannon Hill
2 files
1979-1981
ACGB/113/35 Miscellaneous Arts Centres
1 box and 3 transfer cases
1979-1981
ACGB/113/27 Finance
3 files
1979-1982
ACGB/113/37 Great George's Community project
2 transfer cases
1979-1982
ACGB/113/26 Merseyside Arts Association becoming a trust
1 file
1980
ACGB/113/49 Riverside Studios
2 files
1980-1981
ACGB/113/50 Round house
1 file
1980-1981
ACGB/113/18 Community Arts Sub-Committee papers
1 box
1980-1982
ACGB/113/22 Ethnic Minority Arts
1 box
1980-1982
ACGB/113/53 South Hill Park
3 files
1980-1982
ACGB/113/32 Institute of Contemporary Arts
1 transfer case
1981
ACGB/113/30 Roundhouse Arts Centre
1 file
1981
ACGB/113/31 South Hill Park Arts Centre
1 file
1981
ACGB/113/28 Brochures for Institute of Contemporary Art, Riverside Studios, RoundhouseCannon Hill
1 box
1982
ACGB/113/69 Regional
1 transfer case
1982
ACGB/113/17 Combined Arts Officers' meetings
1 box
1982-1983
ACGB/113/73 Combined Arts Sub-Committee
1 transfer case
1982-1983
ACGB/113/1 Carnival
1 box
1982-1986
ACGB/113/4 Devoluting clients
1 box
1983-1986