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Theatre Studies

 Key electronic resources

These resources will help you to find journal articles which will be useful when writing essays or preparing for seminars.

 Useful websites

Use this alphabetical list to access useful external websites for Theatre Studies. Please note: The University of Warwick has no control over these sites and is not responsible for their content.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science.
Online access to the Academy website

Artsadmin
Comprehensive management service to promote and develop theatre, dance, live art and music.

Arts Council England
The national funding body for the arts in England, includes information such as an overview of arts in the UK, news, etc.

Arts and Business (formerly ABSA)
Organisation that helps the arts and business sectors to develop constructive and creative relationships.

Arts Marketing Association
Supports professional development, especially for those at the start of arts marketing careers.

Audience Data UK
Joint initiative between the Arts Councils of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Axon Entertainment Music Industry
Gateway to record company websites and otherindustry links.

BAFTA: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Includes information on film, television etc.

BAFA: British Arts Festivals Association
An online directory of leading professional arts festivals in the UK.

BARB
Measuring service providing television audience data for the UK.

BBFC: The British Board of Film Classification
Includes a history of the BBFC, a guide, case comments, reports, a search facility etc.

BECTU: The Broadcasting Entertainment
Cinematography and Theatre Union
Includes a history and information about BECTU.

Booksellers Association
Representative body of 95% of UK and Irish booksellers.

British Actors Equity Association
Provides information on the union and its services. Also includes further links.

British Council
The Council promotes the arts, literature and design, among others, around the world.

British Film Institute
Includes general information about the BFI, film, education, production and research.

British Phonographic Institute
Industrial trade association which represents the interests of British record companies.

British Video Association
Trade body representing publishers' interests in the video industry.

Council of Europe
Available in various languages including English.

Cultural Industries Development Service
Economic development agency for cultural and creative enterprises in the Manchester area.

Cultural Policies in Europe
Up to date information on cultural policy in 23 countries.

Dance UK
Provides information, publications, networks and debate forums for dance.

Design Council
Promotes the effective use of design, education and government.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
UK governement department responsible for policy on the arts, sport and recreation etc.

ERICarts
Access to the European Institute for Comparative Cultural research.

Equity
Online access to information about the British actors' union.

Euclid
European and international information, news and analysis for the arts and cultural sector.

European Cultural Foundation
Access to information from an organisation that promotes cultural cooperation in Europe.

European Union
Access to official documents, publications and databases, available in various languages.

Future of Music Coalition
The FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers and the public about music issues.

IFPI
Organisation representing the international recording industry.

The Improv Page
Covering all aspects of improvisational theatre, including links to related sites.

International Federation of Film Archives
The site includes a news section, directories, and publications.

International Publishers Association
Group of 78 member organisations representing book and music publishers.

Independent Theatre Council
Provides a range of services that directly affect the theatre sector in the UK.

International Music Council
The IMC comprises of national music committees in seventy countries.

National reports on the film industries
Access to information for the audio
visual sector.

NESTA: National endowment for Science, Technology and Arts
NESTA supports creativity in the arts.

OFCOM
Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries.

Performing Right Society
The PRS collects licence fees for the public performance and broadcast of musical works.

Publishers Association
Information and discussions for all publishers based in the UK.

Recording Industry Association of America
Access to information and resources relating to the recording industry in America.

Royal Television Society
Covers information about the RTS and provides links to related resources.

Theatre History on the Web
Extensive index of resources designed to assist theatre historians.

TV Link : Film and Television Website Archive
Online resource that covers all aspects of film and television.

Webster's World of Cultural Democracy
A World Wide Web centre for information about the world of cultural democracy.

Webster's World of Cultural Policy
An online resource centre for the study of cultural policy.

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