Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Film, Video and Broadcasting Department: Policy and Information Files, 1950-1997
Reference: ACGB/54
Extent: 209 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 Film, Video and Broadcasting Department, such as the minutes and papers of the various Advisory Panels and Committees serviced by the department, general financial information, policy files, papers relating to dealings with other Arts Councildepartments and cross-departmental initiatives.

Secondly it contains reports and papers relating to conferences, enquiries, publications and research on film and other arts affairs. Finally it contains miscellaneous material, such as correspondence and printed ephemera, that was kept for informational purposes.

Until 1986 the Council's activities in film were managed by the Visual Arts Department and when responsibility for film was transfered to the newFilm, Video and Broadcasting Department not all the early papers relating to film were handed over. Therefore papers relating to film can still be found amongst the Visual Arts Department's papers. See ACGB/32 for such papers relating to policy and information.

The items in this series are arranged chronologically.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/54/166 Record of tour catalogues
2 transfer cases
1950-1980
ACGB/54/126 Press Cuttings: Festivals
1 box
1951-1988
ACGB/54/124 Art Films General
1 box
1956-1971
ACGB/54/130 Film Scripts
1 file
ca. 1958-1962
ACGB/54/73 BFI Monthly Film Bulletin
2 boxes
1958-1984
ACGB/54/132 Art Films Miscellaneous
1 box
1966-1984
ACGB/54/128 Miscellaneous Printed Ephemera
1 box
1966-1985
ACGB/54/102 General correspondence and enquiries
5 boxes
1966-1993
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/54/54 Advisory Committee on Arts Films: Agendas, minutes and papers
13 boxes
1967-1985
The Advisory Committee on Art Films was previously known as theArt Film Committee and the Arts Films Committee.
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/54/53 Advisory Committee on Arts Films: Correspondence
2 boxes
1967-1986
The Advisory Committee on Art Films was previously known as theArt Film Committee and the Arts Films Committee.
ACGB/54/94 Film enquiries
1 bundle
1968-1972
ACGB/54/11 Report on the basement cinema
1 file
1968-1973
Note on file: This file belongs to Mr Hugh Evans -Art Film Officer.
ACGB/54/167 Budgets
2 transfer cases
1968-1995
ACGB/54/111 Art Film General
1 file
1969-1970
ACGB/54/96 General but organisations mostly
1 bundle
1969-1972
ACGB/54/4 List of people to whom invitations should be sent plus their addresses
1 file
1969-1972
ACGB/54/85 Press releases
1 file
1969-1972
This item contains press releases from the British Film Institute.
ACGB/54/79 Sight and Sound
1 bundle
1969-1982
ACGB/54/82 Film Incorporated catalogues
1 bundle
1970s
ACGB/54/184 Artists' films
1 transfer case
1970-1973
ACGB/54/95 General internal correspondence
1 bundle
1970-1974
ACGB/54/74 Miscellaneous printed ephemera
2 boxes
1970-1989
This item includes film catalogues and film equipment suppliers literature.
ACGB/54/78 Screen Digest
1 bundle
Nov 1971 - Dec 1972
ACGB/54/3 Press releases
1 file
1971-1972
This item includes prss releases from the Central Office of Information and the Slade School of Fine Art.
ACGB/54/75 Creative Camera
1 bundle
May 1971 - Dec 1973
ACGB/54/90 Video cassettes
1 bundle
1971-1973
ACGB/54/9 Broadcasting
1 file
1971-1980
This item contains press cuttings.
ACGB/54/13 General (inc. internal)
1 bundle
1972
ACGB/54/81 Visual Education
1 bundle
Mar 1972 - Nov 1973
ACGB/54/80 Audio Visual
1 bundle
Apr 1972 - Nov 1973
ACGB/54/2 Press releases 1973
1 file
1972-1974
This item includes press releases from the British Film Institute, the Slade Film Unit, the National Panel for Film Festivals, the US Embassy and others.
ACGB/54/144 National Selection Panel for Film Festivals
1 bundle
1972-1982
ACGB/54/60 Artists' Film and Video Committee: Agendas, minutes and papers
11 boxes
1972-1987
The Artists' Film and Video Committee was previously known as: theArtists' Films Committee, the Artists' Films Sub-Committee, and the Artists' Film and Video Sub-Committee.
There are some gaps in this series, including the papers of the 50th, 51st and 57th meetings.
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/54/63 Artists' Film and Video Committee: Miscellaneous agendas, minutes and papers
3 boxes
1972-1988
The Artists' Film and Video Committee was previously known as: theArtists' Films Committee, the Artists' Films Sub-Committee, and the Artists' Film and Video Sub-Committee.
ACGB/54/105 "Artists Video" but looks like General Video
1 bundle
1973-1975
ACGB/54/131 Video Equipment Borrowing
1 bundle
1973-1975
ACGB/54/104 Video General
1 bundle
1973-1976
ACGB/54/125 Press Cuttings: Art Films
6 boxes
ca. 1973 - ca. 1989
ACGB/54/142 Community Film and Video
1 bundle
1974-1975
ACGB/54/43 Archive material original material 16mm/35mm negatives
1 bundle
1974-1991
This file relates to the storage and preservation of Arts Councilfilm material.
ACGB/54/103 Films General
2 boxes
1975-1981
ACGB/54/127 Film Festival and Film Distributors Catalogues
4 boxes
ca. 1975 - ca. 1986
ACGB/54/56 Advisory Committee on Arts Films: Miscellaneous agendas, minutes and papers
1 bundle
1975-1984
The Advisory Committee on Art Films was previously known as theArt Film Committee and the Arts Films Committee.
ACGB/54/200 Print purchase animation
1 transfer case
1976-1978
ACGB/54/88 Equipment and servicing
1 box
1976-1981
ACGB/54/64 Artists' Film and Video Committee: Policy meeting agendas, minutes and papers
1 box
1976-1984
The Artists' Film and Video Committee was previously known as: theArtists' Films Committee, the Artists' Films Sub-Committee, and the Artists' Film and Video Sub-Committee.
ACGB/54/6 Annan Report and Broadcasting White Paper 1978
1 file
1977
This item contains press cuttings.
ACGB/54/83 Miscellaneous press cuttings
1 box
1977-1986
ACGB/54/57 Internal correspondence and circulars
8 boxes, 1 transfer case
1977-1993
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/54/194 Concord film Education - bookings, returns and sales, income and expenditure
1 box and 1 transfer case
1978-1986
ACGB/54/84 Day Files
6 boxes
Sept 1978 - Apr 1993
There is a gap between Mar 1987 - Oct 1988.
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/54/174 Non-theatric correspondence - worldwide
2 transfer cases
1978-1994
ACGB/54/100 American/Canadian trip
1 file
1979
ACGB/54/112 Miscellaneous/For Information Letters in French
1 file
ca. 1979
ACGB/54/62 Artists' Film and Video Committee: Correspondence
1 box
1979-1983
The Artists' Film and Video Committee was previously known as: theArtists' Films Committee, the Artists' Films Sub-Committee, and the Artists' Film and Video Sub-Committee.
ACGB/54/7 Awards and honours
1 file
1979-1984
This item contains press cuttings.
ACGB/54/98 Mary Barlow: MIFED '80
1 file
1980
ACGB/54/106 VIDCOM '80
1 file
1980
ACGB/54/76 Films and Filming
1 bundle
Jan 1980 - Feb 1983
ACGB/54/77 Films on Screen and Video
1 bundle
Dec 1980 - Apr 1985
ACGB/54/201 Film library catalogue
2 transfer cases
1980-1988
ACGB/54/116 Miscellaneous papers
3 boxes
1980-1988
ACGB/54/45 Ethnic Minority Arts
1 box
1980-1989
ACGB/54/19 Select Committee on Science and the Arts/World at One
1 audio cassette
06 Apr 1981 - 04 Dec 1981
This cassette contains the Royal Shakespeare Company's andNational Theatre's evidence to the Select Committee on Science and the Arts on side A. On side B is a recording of the ACGB Chairman speaking about the grant announcement on the World at One on Radio Four.
ACGB/54/99 MIFED '81
1 file
1981
ACGB/54/108 VIDCOM '81
1 file
1981
ACGB/54/109 American Trip 1982
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/54/97 MIFED '82
1 file
1982
ACGB/54/107 VIDCOM '82
1 file
1982
ACGB/54/8 MIP-TV '83
1 file
1982-1983
ACGB/54/5 Broadcasting and the arts
1 file
1982-1984
This item contains press cuttings.
ACGB/54/123 General Enquiries
1 bundle
1982-1985
ACGB/54/87 Video duplicating
1 bundle
1982-1985
ACGB/54/117 Magazines, British Council, Projects, Visitors, Co-op: General correspondence
1 box
1982-1989
ACGB/54/202 Miscellaneous publications
1 box
1982-1993
ACGB/54/193 Photographs for catalogue and written material
1 transfer case
1983
ACGB/54/18 Subsidising the Arts - Barry Jackson, LBC
1 audio cassette
08 Aug 1983
ACGB/54/17 Luke Rittner on LBC Arts Week
1 audio cassette
14 Aug 1983
ACGB/54/16 Luke Rittner on the John Dunn Show
1 audio cassette
15 Aug 1983
ACGB/54/27 Roy Shaw on arts budget cuts
1 audio cassette
11 Nov 1983
ACGB/54/12 MIP[-TV] '83
1 file
1983
Note on file: file to go.
ACGB/54/120 Arts Council Reference Collection of Artists' Film and Video
1 bundle
1983-1984
ACGB/54/89 Arts Development Strategy
1 box
1983-1984
ACGB/54/92 Professional Organisations
1 box
1983-1984
ACGB/54/86 External events and conferences
1 bundle
1983-1985
ACGB/54/198 Film workshops
1 bundle
1983-1985
ACGB/54/46 Rodney Wilson's External Commitments
1 bundle
1983-1987
ACGB/54/115 Liaison with individuals: General correspondence
1 box
1983-1988
ACGB/54/118 Equipment Loan Scheme
1 box, 1 transfer case
1983-1992
ACGB/54/25 Metropolitan counties - Arts in peril conference
1 audio cassette
20 Jan 1984
ACGB/54/24 Kaleidoscope/World Tonight
1 audio cassette
30 Mar 1984
ACGB/54/23 Richard Pulford speaks on an LBC phone-in
1 audio cassette
01 Apr 1984
ACGB/54/22 Luke Rittner speaks on the 1985/6 grant on LBC.
1 audio cassette
18 Dec 1984
ACGB/54/20 Luke Rittner speaks on the London orchestras/Grant-in-Aid on Kaleidoscope
1 audio cassette
20 Dec 1984
ACGB/54/101 London Market
1 file
ca. 1984
ACGB/54/10 AC Arts Council] Internal Info
1 file
1984-1985
ACGB/54/187 Catalogue requests
1 bundle
1984-1985
ACGB/54/192 Film promotions
1 file
1984-1985
ACGB/54/14 Professional associations - correspondence and printed ephemera
1 bundle
1984-1985
ACGB/54/190 Back catalogues
1 file
1984-1988
ACGB/54/203 Video access libraries
2 transfer cases
1984-1989
ACGB/54/199 Cable, satellite and video
1 bundle
1984-1992
ACGB/54/33 Chairman on Kaleidoscope
1 audio cassette
01 Apr 1985
ACGB/54/26 Lutes at the Wigmore on Radio Four
1 audio cassette
05 July 1985
ACGB/54/21 David Pratley speaks on the abolition of the metropolitan counties on LBC
1 audio cassette
22 Aug 1985
ACGB/54/32 Derek Parker: Regional Arts IV, BBC Radio Four
1 audio cassette
24 Aug 1985
ACGB/54/31 Regional Arts, BBC Radio Four
1 audio cassette
07 Sept 1985
ACGB/54/30 Regional Arts, BBC Radio Four
1 audio cassette
14 Sept 1985
ACGB/54/38 Regional Arts, BBC Radio Four
1 audio cassette
23 Sept 1985
ACGB/54/39 Tim Souster -Electronic Music Now/ Luke Rittner, LBC
1 audio cassette
10 Oct 1985 - 23 Oct 1985
ACGB/54/37 Rod Fisher interview on 'Guideline', BBC Radio London
1 audio cassette
07 Dec 1985
ACGB/54/121 New Film and Video Artists' Prizes
1 bundle
1985
ACGB/54/15 Organisational Review
1 bundle
1985
ACGB/54/110 Working Party on Project/Award Funding
1 bundle
1985
ACGB/54/122 Advisory Commitee on Arts Films: Miscellaneous minutes and papers
1 bundle
1985-1986
The Advisory Committee on Art Films was previously known as theArt Film Committee and the Arts Films Committee.
ACGB/54/91 Ethnic Minority Arts Action Plan: Papers
1 bundle
1985-1986
ACGB/54/36 Ethnic Minority Arts Action Plan: Anthony Everitt: BBC Radio London
1 audio cassette
07 Feb 1986
ACGB/54/34 Music Weekly
1 audio cassette
09 Mar 1986
ACGB/54/55 Advisory Committee on Arts Films: Agendas, minutes and papers
1 bundle
21 Mar 1986
The Advisory Committee on Art Films was previously known as theArt Film Committee and the Arts Films Committee.
ACGB/54/28 Chairman on Partnership, Kaleidoscope, Radio Four
1 audio cassette
05 Sept 1986
ACGB/54/35 Chairman on Partnership Launch, BBC Radio Four Today programme
1 audio cassette
08 Sept 1986
ACGB/54/29 Arts Minister and Secretary-General on the grant, Radio Four and LBC
1 audio cassette
17 Nov 1986
ACGB/54/48 Student Film & Video Art Prizes 1986
1 bundle
1986
ACGB/54/70 Policy and Finance Committee: Agendas, minutes and papers
1 bundle
1986-1987
ACGB/54/204 Publicity material
1 bundle
1986-1987
ACGB/54/58 Directorate and Arts Co-ordination: Agendas, minutes and papers
2 boxes
1986-1988
This item contains papers from the Arts, Joint, Management and Regional Directorates.
ACGB/54/44 Financial records
1 bundle
1986-1988
ACGB/54/71 Other panels and committees
1 box
1986-1988
ACGB/54/51 Professional associations
1 file
1986-1988
ACGB/54/47 Video and the Arts: applications and conference organisation
1 bundle
1986-1989
ACGB/54/68 Advisory Panel on Film, Video and Broadcasting: Correspondence
1 box
1986-1992
ACGB/54/59 Arts Council of Great Britain: Miscellaneous agendas, minutes and papers
5 boxes
1986-1992
ACGB/54/67 Advisory Panel on Film, Video and Broadcasting: Agendas, minutes and papers
4 boxes
1986-1993
There are some gaps in this series, including the papers of the 6th, 11th, 13th-14th and 18th meetings. There are also some miscellaneous papers (1986-1990).
ACGB/54/65 Arts Films Production Committee: Agendas, minutes and papers
4 boxes
1986-1993
There are some gaps in this series, including the papers of the 9th, 10th and 13th meetings.
Note: When ordering this item, please give details of any specific dates that are required.
ACGB/54/162 Canada [Miscellaneous Correspondence]
1 bundle
1986-1994
ACGB/54/141 Anglophone Arts Councils Meeting
1 bundle
1987
ACGB/54/114 Arts Council of Great Britain: Miscellaneous papers
1 bundle
1987
ACGB/54/119 Arts Films Production Committee: Correspondence
1 bundle
1987-1988
ACGB/54/49 Cultural Relations
1 bundle
1987-1988
ACGB/54/161 INTL Conference
1 bundle
1987-1988
ACGB/54/66 Arts Films Production Committee: Miscellaneous papers
2 boxes
1987-1991
ACGB/54/41 Arts Council Television
3 boxes
1987-1991
ACGB/54/140 Office of Arts and Libraries
1 bundle
1987-1991
ACGB/54/113 Artists' Film and Video Questionnaire
1 bundle
1988
This questionnaire concerned the production and distribution of work.
ACGB/54/145 Arts Council/ IBA Consultancy on Arts Programmes
1 bundle
1988
ACGB/54/176 Trainee film-maker applications
1 transfer cases
1988
ACGB/54/50 Rodney Wilson's External Commitments
1 bundle
1988-1989
ACGB/54/183 Cultural Diversity
1 bundle
1988-1992
ACGB/54/186 Film publications
1 bundle
1988-1992
ACGB/54/207 Miscellaneous reports
1 transfer case
1988-1992
ACGB/54/1 Radio policy
1 file
1988-1992
ACGB/54/172 Video and the Arts research and seminar papers
3 transfer cases
1988-1993
ACGB/54/147 Louvre
2 files
1988-1994
ACGB/54/149 1992 [Single European Market]
1 file
1989
ACGB/54/173 Arts Council Television - business plans
1 transfer case
1989
ACGB/54/165 Public library project
1 transfer case
1989
ACGB/54/40 Broadcasting legislation
1 box
1989-1990
This item contains information on the Broadcasting Bill '89 and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Bill '89.
ACGB/54/163 Banff
1 bundle
1989-1991
ACGB/54/179 Departmental 4 year plans
1 transfer case
1989-1991
ACGB/54/182 INSET (In Service Education and Training)
1 bundle
1989-1991
ACGB/54/148 Media 92/95
1 file
1989-1991
ACGB/54/69 Arts Films Production Committee: Correspondence
1 bundle
1989-1992
ACGB/54/196 Education and training enquiries
2 bundles
1989-1992
ACGB/54/61 Artists' Film and Video Committee: Agendas, minutes and papers
3 boxes
1989-1993
The Artists' Film and Video Committee was previously known as: theArtists' Films Committee, the Artists' Films Sub-Committee, and the Artists' Film and Video Sub-Committee.
There are some gaps in this series.
ACGB/54/164 Education Working Group papers
1 box and 1 transfer case
1989-1993
ACGB/54/156 Holland and Belgium
1 file
1989-1994
ACGB/54/168 Broadcasting Act
1 box
1990
ACGB/54/158 International Relations
8 pieces
1990
ACGB/54/180 MIPTV (International Television Programme Market)
1 transfer case
1990
ACGB/54/52 Management information from Directors' meetings
1 file
1990-1991
ACGB/54/177 Taped videos in Dance Education
1 transfer case
1990-1991
ACGB/54/150 Birmingham Festival
1 file
1990-1992
ACGB/54/205 Library enquiries and general
1 bundle
1990-1992
ACGB/54/42 ACGB/BFI/RAB Joint Officers Group Meetings
1 bundle
1990-1993
This group was previosuly known as the ACGB/CORAA/BFI Joint Officers Group.
ACGB/54/129 Edinburgh International Film Festival
1 box
1990-1993
Rodney Wilson, Director of Film, Video and Broadcasting sat on the Board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
ACGB/54/189 Organisational reviews
1 transfer case
1990-1993
ACGB/54/139 Arts Co-ordination Meetings Papers
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/54/153 Conferences and Festivals: General
1 file
1990-1994
ACGB/54/93 Miscellaneous press coverage
1 box
1990-1995
ACGB/54/188 Experimenta and Syncro papers
1 transfer case
1990-1996
ACGB/54/146 Relations between the Arts Council and the British Film Institute
1 bundle
1990-1996
ACGB/54/178 National Arts and Media Strategy
2 transfer cases
1991-1993
ACGB/54/135 Advisory Panel on Film, Video and Broadcasting: Miscellaneous agendas, minutes and papers
1 bundle
1991-1994
ACGB/54/138 ACGB/BFI/RAB Joint Officers Group Meetings
2 files
1991-1994
ACGB/54/171 Black Arts Video Project
2 transfer cases
1991-1994
ACGB/54/151 Pompidou Centre (inc. 3rd Bienniale)
1 file
1991-1994
ACGB/54/197 London Film and Video Development Agency
1 file
1991-1996
ACGB/54/195 Markets
1 file
1992
ACGB/54/72 The Odd Couple: Arts and Broadcasting Conference
9 boxes
1992
This items includes: administrative files, thankyou letters and videos.
ACGB/54/160 The Odd Couple: Arts and Broadcasting Conference
1 bundle
1992
ACGB/54/169 The Odd Couple: Arts and Broadcasting Conference
4 boxes
1992
ACGB/54/154 Programme of arrangements for the visit of Mohamad Amin Bounni, Director-General Syrian TV Channel 2
7 pieces
1992
ACGB/54/137 Great Britain Touring Fund
1 bundle
1992-1993
ACGB/54/208 Synchro Project
1 bundle
1992-1993
ACGB/54/136 Arts Films Production Committee: Miscellaneous agaendas, minutes and papers
1 box
1992-1994
ACGB/54/175 Departmental 4 year plans
1 transfer case
1992-1994
ACGB/54/155 Europe [Miscellaneous Correspondence]
1 bundle
1992-1994
ACGB/54/191 Staff meetings
1 bundle
1992-1995
ACGB/54/170 Projects not funded
2 transfer cases
1992-1998
ACGB/54/133 Day File
1 bundle
May 1993 - Aug 1993
ACGB/54/209 Arts Council Corporate Plan
1 bundle
1993
ACGB/54/134 Advisory Panel on Film, Video and Broadcasting: Miscellaneous agendas, minutes and papers
1 file
1993-1994
ACGB/54/143 Internal Correspondence
1 box
1993-1994
ACGB/54/159 Prix Camera
1 bundle
1993-1994
ACGB/54/157 Slovakia
1 bundle
1993-1994
ACGB/54/152 Edinburgh International Film Festival
1 file
1993-1995
Rodney Wilson, Director of Film, Video and Broadcasting sat on the Board of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
ACGB/54/181 New technology
1 transfer case
1993-1997
ACGB/54/206 New Technology Conference: Seduced and Abandoned
1 bundle
1994
ACGB/54/185 Disability Arts Video Project
1 box
1994-1996