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.

Job ladder – Rebecca Dawson

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12 Jan 2017

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

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. 

A playful business tool

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26 May 2016

A visual business model tool is allowing arts organisations to take a playful and creative approach to planning, says Julie Aldridge.

Job ladder – Eleanor Lang

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15 Feb 2016

Eleanor Lang tells us about the twists and turns that have led her to become the new Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl.

Exploiting hidden assets

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11 Feb 2016

Are you sitting on a gold mine? Patrick Towell believes the arts sector is missing out by not exploiting its intangible assets. 

My Gurus – Caroline Miller

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04 Feb 2016

The winner of the top honour at last week’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards – Caroline Miller – reflects on the people who have inspired and guided her career.

Job Ladder – Karl Wallace

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14 Jan 2016

Director of Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival, Karl Wallace, reflects on his career making big things happen.

Getting more from trusts and foundations

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11 Jan 2016

How can small arts organisations fundraise more efficiently? Joanna Ridout shares her tips for attracting greater investment whilst filling in fewer forms. 

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