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The Elderly Accommodation Counsel launched the Over 60s Art Awards twenty years ago. John Galvin reports on how the awards have showcased the skills and imagination of older people ever since.
What does working smarter in the arts sector mean? Julie Tait describes a project exploring staffing, technology and audience data.
Louise Amery describes how Aberystwyth Arts Centre has worked with Tincan to develop and build its new, rather hungry website.
Ed Green demanded a lot of functionality when he tendered for a new ticketing system and now reports that the Spektrix system has exceeded his expectations.
Dan Eastmond describes how the Monad ticketing system has resulted in a smoother service for customers and more marketing data for the staff.
A combination of technologies offers travellers the opportunity to book tickets for events at the same time as they book their travel arrangements. Bart van Schriek explains how.
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust uses 450 regular volunteers in various roles from demonstrating crafts to litter-picking. Lucy Andrews Manion describes how she keeps them all happy.
Clayton Shaw describes how a volunteering project in digital technology appealed to young people in Birmingham.
Where would you see Juliet played by an English student and Romeo by a Polish cage fighter or ‘Much ado about nothing’ performed by serving sailors? In the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages initiative, says Ian Wainwright.
The success of Harrow Arts Centre’s 100% programme of events and festivals is based on the many young people involved in both production and performance. Cate Gordon tells how it has evolved.
What should a patron be able to offer an arts organisation? Louise Coles suggests that expectations need to be clear from the outset.
Paul Richards recalls how a dedicated team of volunteers, including performers, created UpRise, London’s anti-racism festival, after the demise of its predecessor.
Groups in the voluntary music sector are often privileged to premiere a new piece of music. Henry Bird looks at how composers and voluntary musicians can best work together.
What are the issues facing community theatre today? The National Operatic and Dramatic Association can name quite a few of them...
Tina Mermiri examines recent research to discover what the arts – and its sponsors – can learn from their audiences
The Sound Agents has gained a reputation for working with hidden and hard-to-reach communities in Liverpool. Moira Kenny describes two projects.
Kate Rolfe explains how RADA and Curzon Cinemas are working together to encourage their respective audiences to broaden their cultural experiences.
David Edmunds describes how funding will allow Dep Arts to develop new approaches to increase access to contemporary dance and theatre while programming original and inspiring shows.
How can venues encourage family audiences to ‘play less safe’ and try something new? Carey Fluker Hunt outlines how the ‘Culture Window’ project has created new family audiences.
When it opened in 2009 the cinema screen at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable saw average audiences of about 40 people, but data-led marketing has worked wonders, explains Claire McFauld.