Audience Finder: What’s new?

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05 Apr 2018

On the brink of the new funding year, Anne Torreggiani takes a whistle-stop tour of the improvements The Audience Agency is making to Audience Finder, to better meet the needs of its users.

How to… develop international partnerships

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05 Apr 2018

Collaborating with international partners can be rewarding, but how do you start? Emma Crook shares her expertise, from making contact and overcoming barriers to getting support.

The art of changing lives

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29 Mar 2018

The success of Hull’s year as City of Culture proves the arts have the power to transform lives. Martin Green says it’s time for policy makers to recognise that they are integral to a healthy, happy society.

The challenge of true collaboration

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22 Mar 2018

How do we get to the point where we are truly collaborating? Debbie Richards describes a project that sought the benefits of collaboration between fundraisers and marketers.

Direct conversion has arrived

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22 Mar 2018

Charities in England and Wales join Scotland in being able to convert directly to a charitable incorporated organisation. Mahmood Reza explains the different charity structures and the new process.

The soft power of the arts

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15 Mar 2018

Soft power can create a vibrant image of a country and give it a higher status in global networks. But what part does culture play, and how can we measure its contribution, asks Ian Thomas.

The spillover effect

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15 Mar 2018

If we could fully understand the impact of arts and culture on wider society, would this change arts strategies and policies? Jonathan Vickery charts the progression of thinking on the ‘spillover’ effect.

Are we at last taking environmental issues more seriously?

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15 Mar 2018

New research reveals a growing engagement with sustainability and other environmental issues in the arts sector – beyond the financial benefits. Chiara Badiali shares the findings.

Big changes following business support

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15 Mar 2018

Creative United’s Prosper has delivered business support for arts and cultural organisations across England. Tyler Magas asks three organisations what changes they have made and what advice they would give others seeking business support.

An alliance for culture change

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08 Mar 2018

After conducting a review into governance in the arts, Hilary Carty now finds herself leading the response to it. She reveals the Clore Leadership Programme’s plans and priorities for supporting arts boards.

How to… get the culture of your organisation right

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08 Mar 2018

Good governance is all about the culture of an organisation – and the good news is that trustees have the opportunity to influence it, says Michelle Wright.

When passion becomes pernicious

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08 Mar 2018

Passion drives the arts, but it also leaves the sector vulnerable to inappropriate behaviour. Ruth Rentschler proposes a framework for moral and ethical behaviour on arts boards.

Finding the magic money tree

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01 Mar 2018

By looking at admissions, ancillary sales and affiliation in isolation you may be missing a trick. Tim Baker advises on how to maximise upgrades and offer cost-effective membership benefits.

A win-win competition

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22 Feb 2018

The UK City of Culture competition brings great benefits – to the losers as well as the winners – but as more cities, towns and even villages express interest, Andrew Dixon asks if changes are needed.

Rebalancing funding for rural arts

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08 Feb 2018

It’s not enough for urban arts companies to tour to rural areas - we need to support more rurally based organisations, argues Ralph Lister.

An insight into our green and pleasant land

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08 Feb 2018

Is it possible that our impression of rural touring is outdated and even cynical? Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre reveal how wide-ranging it is and who the audiences are.

Rural England: is there an appetite for culturally diverse art?

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08 Feb 2018

New research found audiences in rural Lincolnshire are hungry for culturally diverse theatre and dance, but the provision isn’t there. Arya Madhavan and Sreenath Nair explore the issues.

How we… kept a major capital project on track

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05 Feb 2018

A £37m capital project is always going to be demanding, but throw in Grade-II listed status, asbestos and Roman remains and you’ve got a real challenge. Graham Lister explains how Storyhouse Chester managed it.

Where are our young and diverse trustees?

01 Feb 2018

Given that trustees have financial and legal responsibility for their charity, it’s no surprise many people lack the confidence to take on the role. It’s time to change that, says Michelle Wright

Would you like fries with that?

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01 Feb 2018

From up-selling and cross-selling to ancillary offers of food and beverage, merchandise and even car parking, Tim Baker explores a ‘AAA’ approach to increasing revenue.

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