Lords propose charity reforms

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13 Apr 2017

Measures for improving governance, social investment and services commissioning by public bodies have been put forward in a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities.

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.

Job ladder – Franck Bordese

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23 Mar 2017

The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

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.

Juggling and jigsaws

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02 Mar 2017

As a small company with no permanent dancers, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance productions are tricky to coordinate but ultimately rewarding. Amanda Skoog explains how they manage it.

Call for evidence on business support for the arts

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24 Feb 2017

Evidence around business support will contribute to a review of provision and a resource for creative and cultural organisations.

Job ladder – Rebecca Dawson

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20 Feb 2017

As she joins Punchdrunk as Executive Director, Rebecca Dawson looks back on her career so far. 

Are your trustees on board?

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16 Feb 2017

The Charity Commission’s new fundraising guide has transformed the role of trustees. Samir Savant considers whether it is a change for the better.  

My Gurus – Julie Aldridge

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02 Feb 2017

What should you look for in a guru? As she leaves the Arts Marketing Association, Julie Aldridge reveals who has helped and guided her career – and how.

Business models for everyone

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14 Dec 2016

Why are there so many common misconceptions surrounding business models? José Rodríguez explains their real purpose and value in the arts.

Back on the radar

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27 Oct 2016

When he arrived at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, the board labelled him a maverick. A year on, Douglas Rintoul reflects on the changes he has made. 

Artistic differences end new artistic vision at The Globe

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25 Oct 2016

Recently appointed Artistic Director Emma Rice is to end her tenure in 2018, as board and management reject her use of contemporary sound and lighting technology.

Project to explore challenges facing carers working in the arts

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07 Oct 2016

An action research programme aims to find more and better solutions to the problem of juggling family commitments with a career in the performing arts.

Better business models

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06 Oct 2016

Research into business model development in the arts often neglects smaller organisations, but a new project is changing that. Stephanie Dieckvoss introduces the Creative Lenses project.

Metrics to measure arts quality? The sector speaks out

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22 Sep 2016

Following AP’s coverage of Arts Council England’s plans to impose a standardised system for measuring artistic quality on its National Portfolio Organisations, hundreds of artists, academics, arts professionals and other commentators across the world have taken to Twitter to share their views. The overwhelming majority are not impressed, as shown in this small but representative selection of comments…

Arts Council to impose quantitative measures of arts quality

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16 Sep 2016

Arts Council England is forging ahead with plans to impose a standardised system for measuring artistic quality on its NPOs, despite a lukewarm sector response and warnings that this will require a “quantum change” in organisational attitudes to data. 

Organisations with staying power

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01 Sep 2016

A positive internal culture is key to building resilience in arts organisations, says Michelle Wright. She shares her tips for creating one.

Wales sets out quality principles for participatory work

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26 Aug 2016

A new online resource aims to help arts practitioners develop a better understanding of the measures that improve the experience of participants.

Job Ladder – Robert O’Dowd

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16 Jun 2016

From Topshop to Rose Theatre Kingston, Chief Executive Robert O’Dowd takes us through the steps of his career. 

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