Arts at the heart of learning

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01 Jun 2017

Wales is two years into an ambitious national initiative to improve education outcomes by embedding creative approaches to learning in schools. Nick Capaldi reports on progress so far.

Learning isn’t just for Christmas

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01 Jun 2017

Arts organisations’ failure to devote proper resources to lifelong learning will lead to the sector falling behind, warns Michelle Wright.

Sharing experience

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31 May 2017

External guidance can help transform cultural organisations. Lucy Jamieson introduces two business advisors who will be sharing their expertise through the Prosper programme.

Developing fundraising ideas

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25 May 2017

Effective fundraising is similar to developing a new product or service – it too requires a stepped approach using business techniques, says Mahmood Reza.

Skills for cultural workers

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24 May 2017

What skills are creative organisations actually looking for in their employees? George Windsor and Cath Sleeman have been analysing job adverts to find out.

How to… attract family audiences

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23 May 2017

Don’t be afraid of fun, catch them early and remember that everyone loves LEGO – Michelle Lally shares her tips for engaging young people and families in the arts.

The screening effect

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18 May 2017

Live-to-screen may offer plenty of opportunities for engagement on multiple channels and platforms, but we need more and better analysis to start to fulfil its potential, says Anne Torreggiani.

Seeing the future

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18 May 2017

Need to forecast attendances or ticket sales? Jenny Scudamore explains how to make better predictions.

Tools of engagement

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11 May 2017

Live entertainment is still a big draw for the Netflix generations, but how should arts organisations go about building relationships with them? Olivia Carr shares some advice. 

Brilliant app design

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04 May 2017

In the competitive world of apps, how can a cultural tour app stand out? Researchers at King’s College London and the University of Melbourne identify five key features.

Keeping theatre accessible

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27 Apr 2017

Recent controversy at Shakespeare’s Globe made little mention of a key point raised by Dominic Dromgoole: the importance of £5 tickets. Nicky Goulder says the incoming artistic director should fight to keep them.

Making the ask easier

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24 Apr 2017

Brewery Arts Centre increased its charitable income from box office donations by more than 40% when it approached customers at the point of sale. Libby Penn explains how this was achieved.

How to… help writers break through

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21 Apr 2017

What should people working in the arts do to support writers in their early years? Steve Dearden, co-founder of the The Writing Squad, offers his thoughts.

A change in status

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20 Apr 2017

Some freelancers and contractors working in the public sector may be taxed at source via PAYE following changes in legislation. Mahmood Reza explains what has changed and the implications.

Join the sharing economy

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20 Apr 2017

Sharing skills and resources is not just about altruism, it can unlock new sources of revenue for arts organisations. Benita Matofska shares five tips for getting started. 

An unequal art world

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20 Apr 2017

The gender divide amongst artists exhibited and sold is not inevitable, and new research into Artfinder’s online community proves it, says Jonas Almgren.

Are you pricing dynamically?

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13 Apr 2017

Dynamic pricing is all the rage, but is just one tactic amongst many. David Reece explains how organisations can benefit by placing dynamic pricing in a wider context.

Who is really winning?

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13 Apr 2017

Does dynamic pricing actually benefit theatre producers or audiences? Steve Rich isn’t convinced.

How to… open a non-elitist gallery

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10 Apr 2017

Eleni Duke found galleries intimidating, silent and unwelcoming, so she decided to open her own where everyone was welcome. She shares what she’s learned.

Bridging the generation gap

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06 Apr 2017

Data shows that audiences for many artforms are ageing. Anne Torreggiani calls on the arts sector to anticipate and accommodate the changing needs of younger generations.

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