Touring without walls

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14 Jun 2018

Taking an outdoor show on tour presents many challenges, quite different to those for venue-based touring. Irene Segura explains how a consortium model is supporting artists and companies.

Being an international in the creative sector

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12 Feb 2018

Julie Bécaud, now a researcher at the Scottish Maritime Museum, explains her first steps into the arts in the UK.

Taking bold steps

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20 Jun 2018

Few arts venues have programmed main stage shows starring performers with learning disabilities, but new diversity requirements for England’s NPOs could change that, says Gus Garside.

Falling in love with data

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07 Jun 2018

Decision-making can include hard evidence, so how can we best help arts professionals to embrace the data that provides it, asks Patrick Towell.

Taking advantage of your assets

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07 Jun 2018

Melissa Wong introduces a simple framework to help arts organisations identify their strengths, and build on them to boost their resilience.

Why miss out on a financial lifeline?

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07 Jun 2018

Tax relief can be a lifeline for many arts organisations, so why are so many smaller theatre companies and independent producers missing out, asks Clara Giraud.

Time, space and money

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31 May 2018

Many artists find it difficult to sustain their practice early on in their careers. Nicola Sim shares the findings of her research into how arts organisations and funders can best support them.

Is there ever a good time to talk about death?

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31 May 2018

Legacy giving has huge potential as a source of future funding for the arts, especially in Scotland. Richard Radcliffe offers tips for getting started.

Universal challenges in the arts

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31 May 2018

Having worked in the arts all over the world, Matina Magkou has observed some common challenges – and ways of overcoming them.

Lessons in effective fundraising

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24 May 2018

When trustees and senior managers develop their fundraising skills alongside staff and volunteers, some key barriers to fundraising success can be overcome. Miranda Rowlands explains.

Wearing new shoes

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24 May 2018

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.

Are you really GDPR ready?

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24 May 2018

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

In conversation: Researching cultural value

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17 May 2018

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.

New attitudes to music-making

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17 May 2018

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.

Breaking the cycle

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10 May 2018

To improve the diversity of the workforce, arts organisations need to employ more young people from low-income backgrounds. Kate Danielson shares tips for adjusting recruitment practices to do just that.

A technical route into the arts

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10 May 2018

Sara Whybrew explores the impact that the new T Level qualifications – an alternative to apprenticeships or A Levels – may have on the arts sector.

Championing women for life

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03 May 2018

A hundred years after (some) women got the vote, they are still under-represented in creative and management positions in the arts. Theatre company Spare Tyre champions women, and Lynette Shanbury calls on everyone to do the same.

What it means to be really digital

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03 May 2018

With all the reliance on digital technology over the past decade, are arts organisations as digitally mature as they should be, asks Hannah Mason.

Survival skills for the new normal

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26 Apr 2018

The Boosting Resilience programme is helping the sector develop new approaches to resilience based on creative assets and intellectual property. Sara Jones and Evelyn Wilson introduce the programme.

Going the distance to deliver business support

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26 Apr 2018

As the Prosper programme comes to a close, Sarah Thirtle is convinced the sector would benefit from more business support.

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