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Monday, 23 September, 2002, 16:40 GMT 17:40 UK
Performing arts target young surfers
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Newcastle Theatre Royal is among those involved in the scheme
An internet scheme, supported by all leading UK arts organisations, is aiming to attract young audiences to more live performance art.

Arts4schools is bringing together 150 member arts organisations across the UK, including the English National Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Exchange, Complicite and more.

The aim is to provide youngsters with an online resource to find out more about dance, theatre and music relevant to their education.

This could include everything from where a set text is being performed through to educational activities on offer throughout the UK.

The site also plans to feature interviews with those directly involved in the performing arts, and notes on specific plays and other productions.

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A number of organisations have already contributed interviews and educational content.
Siobahn Davies Dance Company
Siobahn Davies Dance Company is also involved

"What we've got online now is just the tip of the iceberg," Arts4schools' Artistic Director Maria Evans told BBC News Online.

"As more and more arts organisations recognise the potential of what they can do online, the site could become huge."

"For too long there has been an acceptance that a production dies on its last performance," said Ms Evans.

"Apart from the occasional video most things about a production disappear, including the creative highlights. Arts4schools can help change that."

The pilot site has already proved popular with drama, English, Music and performing arts teachers finding it more useful than other arts-related content offered online.

Member arts organisations throughout the UK are running events and activities to celebrate the formal launch of the site this week.

Organisers are currently planning a conference in January 2003, at which Sir David Puttnam will be a keynote speaker.

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