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From: Alan Corkett [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Subject: FW: 1st national survey of amateur arts by DCMS starts 1st February
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DCMS to launch arts survey

The DCMS is to launch its first national survey of amateur arts groups in
England on 1 February.
Groups of voluntary and amateur participants in music, dance, literature,
visual arts and theatre, are being encouraged to fill out the short
questionnaire by 29 February.
Culture minister Margaret Hodge said: "The arts are a really important part
of so many people's lives. Taking part in local voluntary arts groups is
rewarding, fascinating and fun and this survey is the first step to connect
with those involved.
"Over 70 per cent of people in England take part in artistic activities in
all their many and varied forms, but for too long, local arts groups have
not been fully recognised as an important part of our thriving arts scene.
"This survey will try to map voluntary and amateur arts group and look at
how they are supported and how more people could be encouraged to get
The results will be published in the summer.

Sarah Knight
Artlife Coordinator
Tel:  01643 704661
sarah <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

Artlife, The Exmoor Business Centre,
Tregonwell Road, Minehead
Somerset  TA24 5DU.


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