Links to other organisations

The AMA provides professional development support for arts professionals at the interface between people and the arts. This may include educators, marketers, programmers, box office staff, general managers and artistic directors.

54 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1HS
T: +44 (0)20 7388 2227 F: +44 (0)20 7388 2653 Minicom: +44 (0)20 7388 2227
London's comprehensive disability access information service

Arts Council England
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery.

Arts Networks
Support organisations in the creative and cultural industries

British Council
Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN
T: +44 (0)20 7389 3194
F: +44 (0)20 7389 3199

Career Development Loans
Kim Pullman
01928 794795

Circus Arts Forum Advocacy support and development of circus arts; supports circus in all its form, classic and contemporary

Conference of Drama Schools (CDS)
The Executive Secretary, CDS Ltd, P O Box 34252, London NW5 1XJ The Conference of Drama Schools comprises Britain's 21 leading Drama Schools. CDS exists in order to strengthen the voice of the member schools, to set and maintain the highest standards of training within the vocational drama sector, and to make it easier for prospective students to understand the range of courses on offer and the application process.

Council for Dance and Education Training
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS
T: 0207 247 4030, F: 020 7247 3404
The body of advocacy for dance education and training communities, it offers a free and comprehensive information service.

Dance UK
Looks towards developing good practice for dance through conferences and seminars on aspects of training.

Louise Grainger
020 7670 0214
Equity is the only Trade Union to represent artists from across the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment.

The Fawcett Society
Fawcett is the UK's leading organisation campaigning for equality between women and men, in the home, at work and in public life. They campaign for changes that will lead to improvements in women's lives.

Foundation for Community Dance
Cathedral Chambers, 2 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PX
Tel: +44 (0)116 251 0516, F: +44 (0)116 251 0517
The national development agency for community dance in the UK.

Fiona Cameron
ITC is the UK management association for the performing arts providing management & legal advice, arts management training and networking opportunities.

Live Art Development Agency
Tel +44 (0)20 7033 0275
Fax +44 (0)20 7033 0276
The Live Art Development Agency offers a portfolio of Professional Development Schemes, Projects and Initiatives, and Resources for the support and development of Live Art.

The Magdalena Project
A dynamic cross-cultural network of women's theatre and performance, facilitating critical discussion, support and training. It is a nexus for diverse performance groups and individuals whose common interest lies in a commitment to ensuring the visibility of women's artistic endeavour. The network was founded in 1986 and currently spans more than 50 countries, with autonomous national groups organising festivals, gatherings and events on a regular basis.

National Association of Youth Theatres (NAYT)
Arts Centre, Vane Terrace, Darlington DA3 7AX
T: +44 (0)1325 363330 F: +44 (0) 1325 363313
Supports the development of youth theatre activity through training, advocacy and participation programmes

National Council for Drama Training (NCDT)
Adele Bailey (Executive Secretary)
1-7 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JJ
T: 020 7387 3650
F: 020 7387 3860
The purpose of the NCDT is to promote, enhance and maintain the highest possible standards of vocational training and education for the professional actor and stage manager/technician and to provide a forum within which the various sides of the profession can discuss matters of common interest in relation to training. It is particularly concerned to promote the possible links between those engaged in training and those working in the profession.

The Puppet Centre Trust
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
T: +44 (0)20 7228 5335
A development agency to advocate, support and advance England's puppetry and related theatre forms. Works to raise the profile of puppetry in the UK, to support practitioners and to encourage new work that includes puppet and object animation in a variety of performance contexts. Publish Animations, a quarterly online journal.

Sound Sense
7 Tavern Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1PJ
T: +44 (0)1449 673990 F: +44 (0)1449 673994
Sound Sense is the UK development agency for community music. It promotes the significance and value of community music, and assists the professional development of people practising and participating in it

The Women's Art Library
The resource began as an artist-led slide library and was developed in order to enhance public knowledge of the practice, impact and achievement of women in visual culture. The library contains published and unpublished materials much of it donated by female artists, as well as early feminist journals and a complete run of the MAKE serial publication titled The Women Artists' Slide Library Newsletter, The Women Artists' Slide Library Journal, Women's Art Magazine and Make, the magazine of women's art.

The Women's Library
The Womens Library has an array of resources either about, for or written by women of all disciplines and from many periods.