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Arts Council England

Arts Council England is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Digital, Culture and Sport. It was formed in 1994 when the Arts Council of Great Britain was divided into three separate bodies for England and Wales; the arts funding system in England underwent considerable reorganisation in 2002 when all of the regional arts boards were subsumed into Arts Council England and became regional offices of the national organisation. Arts Council England is a government-funded body dedicated to promoting the performing and literary arts in England. Since 1994, Arts Council England has been responsible for distributing lottery funding; this investment has helped to transform the building stock of arts organisations and to create lots of additional high quality arts activity. Since October 2011, Arts Council England has been responsible for supporting and developing museums, a function it inherited from the now defunct Museums and Archives Council; the Arts Council of England was created in 1946 as the Arts Council of Great Britain, divided to form the Arts Council of England, the Scottish Arts Council, the Arts Council of Wales in 1994.

At the same time, the National Lottery was established and the Arts Council of England became one of the distribution bodies. This increased responsibility saw the Arts Council of England grow back in size to the point where it was larger than before the 1987 restructure. In 2001 Chairman Gerry Robinson announced a further restructuring in which the Arts Council of England would be merged with the ten regional arts boards to form a single organisation: Arts Council England. Arts Council England has a national council including the Chair; the national council meets ten times a year and is made up of representatives of the arts community with five of the members representing the area councils. Each area council has a board of 15 members made up of representatives of their arts community and local government. There are five area councils: The Chief Executive of the Arts Council England is appointed by the Department of Culture and Sport. Alan Davey was Chief Executive from 2008 to 2014, he was succeeded by Darren Henley.

Each area council has an Executive Director and each art form has a specialist advisor. The Arts Council England divides its funding into the following headings: Sir Gerrard Robinson and executive Sir Christopher Frayling:, she developed over 40 permanent artistic commissions integrated into the Olympic Park Arts Council England is a distributor of National Lottery funding. From 1994 it oversaw a national capital fund with grants for new buildings, public art and the renovation of existing arts buildings; the story of the Capital programme is told by Prue Skene who chaired the Lottery Panel, in Capital Gains: how the national lottery transformed England's arts. Arts Council England supports a limited number of museums as Major Partnership Museums: 16 single museums or consortia were supported 2012–2015, a further five were added for 2015–2018, bringing the total to 21. Arts Council England supports other museums via "Strategic Funds." The Council attracted criticism from the Parliamentary select committee responsible for its oversight for supporting a lottery-funded programme to subsidise UK film production that resulted in a series of films that failed to find distribution.

There was a series of costly capital projects such as the Royal Opera House and the Lowry Centre that required additional funding. In the case of the Royal Opera House the select committee found the Arts Council had broken its own procedures. In 2005 it was announced that the Arts Council England's budget was capped resulting in an effective £30m reduction in its budget; the Arts Council of England funds a controversial cultural festival, the Festival of Muslim Cultures. In March 2006, the Arts Council announced a review of its National Office that would "enhance efficiency and delivery while continuing to provide respected and focused arts leadership and drive", while proposing to lose 42 posts arts specialists, so that the organisation will no longer have dedicated national leads for areas including contemporary music, interdisciplinary art, moving image, broadcasting, social inclusion, disability. Arts Council England's music policy was controversial within the jazz world. Chris Hodgkins, in his 1998 paper Jazz in the UK, pointed out that more than 90% of its music budget went on opera while jazz, with an equivalent audience size, received less than 1%.

The funding landscape has improved since with funding for NWJazzworks and Manchester Jazz Festival 2012. Among other areas funding has diversified into youth music such as National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, National Youth Jazz Collective and South Asian Music Youth Orchestra etc. More it was raised in the House of Lords by Lord Colwyn on 11 May 2006 as documented in the Lords Hansard Columns. In May 2015, funding by Arts Council England of The Siege, a Palestinian play about how armed fighters hid out in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity for 39 days in 2002 had angered the British Jewish community. Creative Partnerships Community art Artsmark Audiences London State planning Arts Council England consultation website Arts Council England Artists taking the lead Arts energy Arts jobs Own art Take it away

The Morning View Sessions

Released on May 28, 2002, this DVD chronicles The Morning View Sessions concert that the band Incubus gave in New York City. The concert took place on the day their album Morning. "Program Start" "Pardon Me" "Stellar" "Glass" "Circles" "The Warmth" "Mexico" "Drive" "Warning" "New Skin" "Just a Phase" "Nice to Know You" "Wish You Were Here" "End Credits" "Wish You Were Here" The Making of "Wish You Were Here" Living on Morning ViewIntroducing The House Early Jamming On 11 A. M. Jose in "Where's My Shorts?" Picking Rooms Sunset Timelapse Incubus Goes Bananas Wish You Were Here Circles Jam Red Room Trip Dirk's Zen Cribs Pool Blood on the Ground Storytelling Practice Drive Warning Kid Kilmore & The Milkman Spinning

Marietta-Alderwood, Washington

Marietta-Alderwood is a census-designated place in Whatcom County, United States. The population was 3,906 at the 2010 census. Parts of Marietta-Alderwood became part of Bellingham in 2019 through the process of annexation Marietta-Alderwood is located at 48°46′51″N 122°32′38″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.4 square miles, of which, 6.0 square miles of it is land and 1.5 square miles of it is water. This region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Marietta-Alderwood has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,594 people, 1,517 households, 929 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 601.6 people per square mile. There were 1,606 housing units at an average density of 268.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.20% White, 1.11% African American, 3.84% Native American, 5.04% Asian, 0.39% Pacific Islander, 2.84% from other races, 2.59% from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% of the population. There were 1,517 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.7% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90. In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 23.0% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,902, the median income for a family was $43,194. Males had a median income of $35,875 versus $27,167 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $21,322.

About 11.3% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over