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The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has appointed NATASHA HALE, Founder of the Welsh Music Foundation, to its Board of Directors.
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    Five London venues have jointly hosted a one-woman show – and then pooled the box office takings. Kaya Stanley-Money explains how it worked.

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    What would you discover if you played the role of a new visitor to your venue? Lisa Baxter explains the value of customer journey mapping.

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    GDPR obligations go beyond direct marketing, so when it comes to managing commercial risk, what might you have missed, asks Debbie Richards.

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    You may think Debbie Geraghty should be celebrating the current diversity debate, so why isn’t she?

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    Do we know more about the worth of the arts than we did 30 years ago or have we been going in circles? Researcher Patrycja Kaszynska and consultant Ian David Moss discuss researching the value of culture in the UK and the US.

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    Changing the role of the box office at Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare festival from an operational one to a marketing one resulted in an increase in ticket revenue, says Ethan Joseph.

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    Has music become too pigeon-holed into distinct genres? Tony Haynes asks how we can truly promote cultural diversity when the opportunities for creativity are so restricted.

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It's really wonderful Tony that you've been able to blend these genres together and in such ways as to empower a wider public to...
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Your comment reminded me of part of 'Step by step: arts policy and young people 1944-2014' which states: "...contemporary...
What is interesting is that exactly 30 years ago this year, Arts & Business (or ABSA as then was) started two programmes to get...
We highlighted these same issues in the mid-90s when classical orchestral music and opera were getting a huge proportion of the funding,...
With a music world so varied this spending on opera is wholly indefensible.
I do feel this situation is partly the result of arts organisations feeling they need to be all things to all people in order to get...
Seven or eight years ago, I took a group of BA Hons Creative Events Management students on a trip to Salisbury and we heard a presentation...
Hi Anita. You are quite right, although I was using this as an example of joint purpose and combined working and focusing on the recent...
Can I request a little bit of research & accuracy prior to publication. Rather than being ‘recent combined working’, SCottish Dance...
... in England. It's not quite the same in Wales but the article makes no reference to only relating to England.

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