Summary of Document
This file contains correspondence between the Calouste Gulbenkian foundation and the IBA. The documents are dated between June 1979 and April 1988. There are also two large reports in the file.
The reports, “The Five Universities Research Project”, dated 25 February 1966, and the undated “Leeds and the University Experiments” by Derek Holroyde, explored the possibilities of using modern communications in the university environment. The Five Universities report especially emphasized the use of closed-circuit television to transmit lectures and hold meetings. The initial project mentioned in the Five Universities report was funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s head office is in Lisbon. The Foundation sponsored initiatives concerning the Arts and Education. The focus of the documents here indicated that the Foundation was helping explore ways in which broadcasting and communication technology could assist in these efforts. The 1979 documents concerned another initiative sponsored by the Gulbenkian Foundation on creative musicians in Britain. Included with these documents was a detailed report on expenditure on the arts and music for the years 1978 to 1979. There was an additional report on “Dance Education and Training in Britain”, produced in 1980, and a further study on the Arts in Schools in 1982. In 1985, correspondence between the Authority and the Gulbenkian Foundation indicated the Authority was trying to secure funding through the Gulbenkian Foundation to assist with co-ordinating ethnic minority content on Independent Local Radio stations.
Press Release, dated 24 May 1979, from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, “Creative Musicians Today – A Gulbenkian Enquiry”
Letted dated 20 August 1984, from David Browne to Eric Midwinter
Letter dated 2 September 1985, from Susan Elliott to Paul Curno, Ethnic Co-ordinator/s for ILR