Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Dance Department: Policy and Information Files, 1966-1996
Reference: ACGB/26
Extent: 105 items

Scope and content

This series contains papers relating to a number of different subjects. Firstly it contains those relating to the administration and policy of the Dance Department, such as the minutes and papers of the various Advisory Panels and Committees serviced by the Department, files on budgeting and general financial information, policy files, papers relating to dealings with other Arts Council departments and cross-departmental initiatives such as Art Education in a Multi-Cultural Society and Women in the Arts.

Secondly it contains reports and papers relating to conferences, publications and research on dance and other arts affairs. Finally it contains miscellaneous material, such as correspondence, printed ephemera and four promotional videos, kept for informational purposes.

For information about the Dance Department's relationship with and funding of the regions see ACGB/25. For information relating to client funding see ACGB/27 and ACGB/28. Finally, see ACGB/125-128 for records which were deposited with the National Resource Centre for Dance at the University of Surrey.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/26/86 Dance Perspectives
1 bundle
1966-1969
ACGB/26/40 Greater London Arts Association Survey of Theatres in the London Boroughs 1969
ACGB/26/1 Dancers' Pension Scheme and Dancers' Resettlement Fund and Trust
5 boxes
1973-1993
ACGB/26/87 Printed Ephemera
1 bundle
1974-1987
ACGB/26/23 The Future of Ballet for All: A report commissioned by the Royal Opera House 1977
ACGB/26/70 Dance Officer's Meetings papers
1 file
1978-1988
ACGB/26/46 Miscellaneous filing 1979-1994
ACGB/26/93 Indian Classical Dance
1 video tape (PAL)
ca. 1980s
ACGB/26/95 Mantis Dance Company Promotional Video
1 video tape (PAL)
ca. 1980s
ACGB/26/30 National Dance House
3 boxes
1981-1994
ACGB/26/35 Audience statistics and research
2 transfer cases
1981-1995
ACGB/26/92 Extemporary Dance Theatre Promotional Tape
1 video tape (PAL)
Nov 1983
ACGB/26/12 Glory [of the Garden]
1 file
1983-1989
ACGB/26/91 Dance Umbrella Import/Export Talk
3 audio tapes
10 Nov 1984
ACGB/26/75 Combined Arts Committee
1 file
1984-1986
ACGB/26/42 Historical Dance 1984-1989
ACGB/26/84 Archives 1984-1991
ACGB/26/54 Dance Schools - General 1984-1991
ACGB/26/94 Ludus Dance Company: Scenes from Cut to Ribbons
1 video tape (PAL)
1985
ACGB/26/50 Training: Black British Classical Dancers
1 file
1985-1986
ACGB/26/63 Youth Dance - General
1 file
1985-1991
ACGB/26/77 Advisory Panel on Dance and Mime minutes 1986
ACGB/26/10 Indian Dance in Education Sharing Weekend: A Report and Recommendations by Naseem Khan 1986
ACGB/26/15 Arts Council Allocation Grants
1 file
1986-1994
ACGB/26/53 Dance in Higher Education - General & Miscellaneous 1986-1994
ACGB/26/5 Indian Dance in Education Research Project Aug 1987
ACGB/26/7 African People's Dance: The State of the Art: Research Findings Sept 1987
ACGB/26/8 The Arts of Ethnic Minorities: Dance and Mime Department 3-Year Development Policy Dec 1987
ACGB/26/11 Marketing: South Asian Dance - a summary ca. 1987
ACGB/26/76 Advisory Panel on Dance and Mime minutes 1987
Includes minutes of the Dance and Mime Projects and Awards Committeeand the Dance and Mime Education and Outreach Committee.
ACGB/26/28 Arts Education in a Multi-Cultural Society (AEMS)
1 file
1987-1991
ACGB/26/74 Training Department - General
1 file
1987-1991
ACGB/26/62 Dancepack: The Arts Council guide to dance in education
2 transfer cases
1987-1992
ACGB/26/6 Survey of Asian, African and Caribbean European Arts Attenders: Report 1988
ACGB/26/43 1992 - Conference on 1992 and the Arts [Arts Without Frontiers Conference] 1988-1989
ACGB/26/22 Dance Department Three Year Plan
1 file
1988-1989
ACGB/26/100 Cultural Diversity - miscellaneous
1 file
1988-1990
ACGB/26/64 Education Miscellaneous 1988-1990
ACGB/26/33 RDA [Regional Dance Agencies] Research
2 boxes
See also: National Dance Agencies (ACGB/26/34) and individual Dance Agency files in ACGB/28.
1988-1990
ACGB/26/47 The Wilding Report
2 files
1988-1990
ACGB/26/49 Education Reform Act 1988-1991
ACGB/26/79 Film,Video and Broadcasting Department
1 file
1988-1991
ACGB/26/72 Training Committee ( Advisory Committee on Training)
1 file
1988-1991
ACGB/26/99 Cultural Diversity Matrical Team and Task Force
1 file
1988-1993
ACGB/26/20 French Dance
1 file
1988-1994
ACGB/26/2 Responses to 'Stepping Forward'
2 files
1989
ACGB/26/19 Dance Department Three Year Plan
1 file
1989-1990
ACGB/26/48 National Curriculum
1 file
1989-1991
ACGB/26/101 South Asian Dance General
1 file
1989-1991
ACGB/26/61 Young People Dancing
1 transfer case
1989-1991
ACGB/26/18 Financial Needs 1) Dance Funding Bids etc 2) Bid to OAL for 95/96
1 file
1989-1992
ACGB/26/21 American Dance
1 file
1989-1994
ACGB/26/29 Cultural Diversity
2 boxes
1989-1994
ACGB/26/66 Dance Education and Outreach Committee papers
3 boxes
Includes agendas, application forms, correspondence and minutes.
1989-1994
ACGB/26/36 Finance - General
2 transfer cases
1989-1994
ACGB/26/97 African People's Dance General
1 file
1989-1995
ACGB/26/34 National Dance Agencies
3 boxes
See also: Regional Dance Agencies (ACGB/26/33) and individual Dance Agency files in ACGB/28.
1989-1995
ACGB/26/3 South Asian Dance in Education 1988/1989: An Examination of Current Practice Feb 1990
ACGB/26/4 Attitudes among Britain's Black Community towards attendance at Arts, Cultural and Entertainment Events: A Qualitative Research Study July 1990
ACGB/26/98 Black Dance Development Scheme
1 bundle
1990
ACGB/26/57 Dorset Dance Development January-June 1990 Evaluation & Resource Books 1990
ACGB/26/52 Careers in Dance 1990 and Vocational Training
1 file
1990-1991
ACGB/26/16 Dance in Scotland 1990-1991
ACGB/26/82 Education Officers Meetings 1990-1991
ACGB/26/14 Re-allocation of Roundhouse Funds
1 file
1990-1991
ACGB/26/32 National Arts and Media Strategy
2 transfer cases
1990-1992
ACGB/26/78 Combined Arts Unit 1989
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/26/85 Miscellaneous press cuttings
1 bundle
1990-1994
ACGB/26/9 National Campaign for the Arts
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/26/31 Women in the Arts
2 transfer cases
1990-1994
ACGB/26/38 Images of American Dance: Documenting and Preserving a Cultural Heritage 1991
ACGB/26/39 Pricing in the Arts Report 1990 1991
ACGB/26/60 Education for Administrators Seminar 1991-1992
ACGB/26/59 Training Miscellaneous 1991-1992
ACGB/26/27 Arts 2000
2 files
1991-1993
ACGB/26/58 Dance and Mime Animateurs Research 1991-1993
ACGB/26/73 Dance Company Education Officers' Meetings
1 file
1991-1993
ACGB/26/26 Miscellaneous statistics - eg Audience figures, Client surveys
1 file
1991-1993
ACGB/26/17 Planning in the new system - RAB corporate plans, ACGB corporate plan
1 file
1991-1993
ACGB/26/81 Artistic Directors' Forum 1991-1995
ACGB/26/80 Film Video and Broadcasting [Department]
1 file
1991-1995
ACGB/26/67 Joint Officer Group (Dance) papers
2 files
1991-1995
ACGB/26/90 Creative Dance Residency Glasgow 1992 Music Presentations
1 audio tape
4 Jan 1992
ACGB/26/89 Creative Dance Residency Glasgow 1992 Music Presentations Tape A
1 audio tape
7 Jan 1992
ACGB/26/88 Creative Dance Residency Glasgow 1992 Music Presentations
1 audio tape
8 Jan 1992
ACGB/26/13 European Community Affairs Update
1 file
1992
ACGB/26/24 Performance Assessors 1992
ACGB/26/45 Pricing Policy Survey 1992-1993
ACGB/26/55 Stepping Out - A Celebration of Dance in Britain 1992-1993
ACGB/26/51 Vocational Schools Surveys 1992/93 1992-1993
ACGB/26/37 Bookers Guide to Dance
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/26/56 Dance in Schools 1992-1994
ACGB/26/41 National Audit of Dance Spaces 1992-1994
ACGB/26/65 Other ACE Departments and Schemes
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/26/71 Policy and Planning Unit papers
1 file
Includes Arts Policy Group papers.
1992-1994
ACGB/26/83 Training Task Force and General Training
1 file
1992-1994
ACGB/26/102 Dance For The Camera scheme
2 bundles
1992-1995
ACGB/26/103 Advancing Black Dancing - report
1 file
1993
ACGB/26/25 Price Waterhouse Consultancy
1 file
1993
ACGB/26/105 What is Black Dance in Britain? - a meeting for practitioners
1 file
1993
ACGB/26/44 Developing Dance Performances for Young Audiences 1993-1994
ACGB/26/68 Touring Advisory Board papers
1 file
Jan 1994 - Dec 1994
ACGB/26/69 Arts Council of Great Britain papers
1 file
Includes agendas and minutes. Covers the period of change from the Arts Council of Great Britain to the Arts Council of England.
Mar 1994 - May 1994
ACGB/26/104 Black Dance
1 file
1994-1995
ACGB/26/96 Africa '95 - season of the Arts
1 file
1995-1996