A steady look at costs

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30 Mar 2017

Cost cutting is as essential as fundraising, but it’s not often given equal consideration. Michelle Wright shares tips for arts organisations looking to reduce costs without compromising quality or long-term growth.

Introducing AP Europe

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29 Mar 2017

As the UK triggers Article 50 to start the process of leaving the European Union, AP embarks on the process of extending its coverage to embrace readers and contributors from across the whole of Europe. Liz Hill issues a call to action.

Protecting creative efforts

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22 Mar 2017

How can we make sure that authors are paid fairly in times of technological change? Luke Alcott discusses the steps that are being taken to protect their rights.

Marketing a sensitive and brutal history

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20 Mar 2017

The rise of the selfie has created new problems for those managing ‘dark tourism’ sites, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Félicie Kertudo examines how they can promote themselves ethically. 

Marginal gains make more money

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16 Mar 2017

Even small adjustments in pricing can boost ticket sales and increase revenues, explains Tim Baker.

Navigating change

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16 Mar 2017

Business support provides a lifeline that can help cultural organisations attract new partners, funders, lenders and investors. Sarah Thirtle previews a new programme designed to do just that.

Our horrible histories

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15 Mar 2017

Should museums shy away from talking about torture, sexuality and death with children? Sacha Coward explains why he thinks no topic should be off limits. 

Time for changes

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14 Mar 2017

The concert-going experience is the same as it was over a century ago – it’s time to make some changes. David Taylor shares five suggestions.

Beware the corporate sponsors

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14 Mar 2017

Can corporate sponsorship have a negative effect on a cultural organisation’s artistic value? Yuliya Shymko and Thomas Roulet share what they have learned studying the Russian theatre sector.

Fairer access to the arts

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09 Mar 2017

What factors prevent disabled or marginalised adults from participating in the arts? Susan Potter shares Creative Future’s research findings and the impact they have had. 

Where there’s a will

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09 Mar 2017

Turtle Key Arts has been involved in arts projects with disabled people in many countries. Alison King reflects on the attitudes and approaches of the people she has met.

How to… evaluate a PR campaign

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08 Mar 2017

PR is about so much more than column inches, but how do you measure a campaign’s success? Amy Finlayson guides us through her straightforward approach.

Breaking barriers

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06 Mar 2017

Live screenings and event cinema are diversifying audiences by making art accessible and available to everyone, argues Daniel Fountain.

How to… get young people interested in the arts

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06 Mar 2017

Forget talk about millenials and generation Y – what does a teenager think is the best way to engage young people in the arts? Tia Duff offers her advice.

Audiences for classical music

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02 Mar 2017

Catherine Bradley reveals five things you might not know about classical music audiences, discovered through Audience Finder data. 

A question of resources

02 Mar 2017

Many arts organisations are striving to diversify their fundraising income, but there are dangers in this approach, warns Michelle Wright.

Sharing fundraising stories

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02 Mar 2017

Fundraising may be different for small arts organisations but it doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you share experiences and learn from others, says Kathryn Welch.

Spreading like bushfire

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27 Feb 2017

Damning research has woken Australia up to the situation for indigenous artists in the country. It’s time for their voices to be heard, says Jacob Boehme

How not to be sold a pup

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23 Feb 2017

With new technologies offering potential answers to a myriad of problems facing arts organisations, how can you sift out the ones that offer cost-effective solutions? Andrew Thomas makes some suggestions.

A new dawn of dance

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23 Feb 2017

What’s behind the current rise in interest in dance for older people? Hannah Osmond has been finding out.

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