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26 Nov 2015 Feature

Poor fundraising tactics have brought shame on the sector, says Michelle Wright. Change is needed, but is a new regulator really the way to go?

Fundraising can be the most brilliant profession. If you are raising money for a cause that you believe in, there is nothing like the buzz of it. And the current state of the economy has meant that fundraisers require even more ingenuity. It’s a profession not for the faint-hearted for sure, but for those wanting a challenge, what could be more exciting? Yet it has been a rough few months and as we see more scandal and problems come to light, I wonder just where we go from here. The issues... more

Photo of Polly Lister with headdress 01 Dec 2015 Case study

How do you encourage new writing on a shoestring budget? Joe Sumsion reveals how The Dukes’ new scheme is doing just that.

Photo of outdoor film screening 26 Nov 2015 Case study

With a background in commercial marketing, Adam Buss recognises the power of Audience Finder. He tells Katie Flaherty how he has been using it to QUAD’s best advantage.

Photo of a bubble bursting 26 Nov 2015 Feature

If we are to increase audiences and tackle cultural resistance, we must listen to all opinions about the art we produce – not dismiss those with negative views as not ‘getting it’, says Kirsty Sedgman.

Photo of a groundhog 25 Nov 2015 Opinion

Institutional favouritism lies at the heart of Arts Council England’s funding framework, and ACE does itself no favours by trying to defend the indefensible, says Liz Hill.

Photo of children drawing with tablets 19 Nov 2015 Feature

The arts sector is not adopting mobile technology fast enough, says Tim Plyming, who sees it being used not just to sell tickets but to enhance the visitor experience.

Photo of a sleep lab 19 Nov 2015 Feature

In 2013 Drew Hemment got the call – the Singapore government wanted his help staging an arts and technology festival. He explains what happened next.

Photo of performance at Regent's Park open air theatre 19 Nov 2015 Case study

Revenues are growing, and staff and customers are happier since Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre moved its box office to a cloud-based system, reports Libby Penn.

Photo of apprentice and mentor 18 Nov 2015 Feature

The creative sector is growing, so where are the jobs? Pauline Tambling squares up to the challenges facing young people and arts organisations. 

Photo of Durham Lumiere 2015 18 Nov 2015 Case study

Artichoke’s Lumiere light festival is hugely reliant on sponsorship. As it prepares to come to London for the first time, Sarah Coop describes the unique challenge of securing support in a new city.