Learning from social policy

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27 Sep 2017

How can social and cultural leaders make the most of each other’s knowledge and change lives for the better? Researcher Jeanette Burnett has been finding out.

GDPR and fundraising: Everything you need to know

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21 Sep 2017

Some arts charities are unsurprisingly nervous about the new General Data Protection Regulation that comes into effect next year. Pamela Johnson offers trustees guidance on how to comply.

Advertising with Facebook

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14 Sep 2017

Are you certain you are reaching your widest possible audience through Facebook? If not, you may need to consider paid advertising, advises Katie Moffat.

How to… use Google Analytics more efficiently

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14 Sep 2017

Too many arts and cultural workers are wasting time wading through Google Analytics data. Sara Lock shares some tips on how to be more focused.

Edinburgh in a wheelchair

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07 Sep 2017

Andrew Miller, a regular visitor to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, shares his shocking experiences of inaccessible venues, poor seats and the city’s precarious pavements.

My advice to you: Garry McQuinn

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29 Aug 2017

Be the person you want to be but also the person you should be: advice from Garry McQuinn to people starting their careers.

Meaningful segmentation

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27 Jul 2017

Is segmentation really the key to inclusivity and resilience? Oliver Mantell demonstrates how bespoke and off-the-shelf tools can help develop approaches for multiple audiences.

Celebrating cultural philanthropists

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27 Jul 2017

With only 1% of philanthropic giving going to the arts, Caroline McCormick shares her thoughts on how the sector can convince more people to give.

Stop the bullies!

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27 Jul 2017

What can you do if you are being bullied by a colleague but you need the work? Piers Jackson and Anne-Marie Quigg share their advice.

How to… exhibit art without public funding

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21 Jul 2017

House of Illustration puts on ten exhibitions and turns over £1m every year - all without public funding. Colin McKenzie explains how.

Community integration in south London

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21 Jul 2017

Félicie Kertudo tells how she visited the South London Gallery to find out more about how it involves the local community in a range of inclusive projects.

A global vision of arts learning

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20 Jul 2017

While the EBacc may be causing concern for the status of the arts in UK schools, there are opportunities to ensure creativity is at the heart of education in lower-income countries around the world. Joe Hallgarten makes the case. 

Online learning revisited

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20 Jul 2017

Many professionals have reservations about online learning courses, but new developments are making them an appealing alternative for time- and cash-strapped arts workers, argue Michelle Wright and Ben Walmsley.

Achieving a productivity and mission boost

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20 Jul 2017

The growth of the cultural and creative industries may be strong, but there are still questions regarding productivity and performance among smaller organisations. Nick Henry is optimistic that things will soon change. 

Can less really be more?

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13 Jul 2017

As more and more local authorities reduce funding and staffing for the arts, how can we ensure they have the capacity to fulfil their cultural responsibilities? Jane Wilson shares her thoughts.

How to… build your influencing skills

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06 Jul 2017

Junior arts workers are often the most in touch with audiences, but can struggle to make their voices and ideas heard. Laraine Penson offers some tips for communicating more effectively - and explains why management should listen.

Building resilience

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06 Jul 2017

Resilient leadership is vital in music education hubs, where a culture of shared purpose is at the heart of everything they do. Sue Hoyle and Mark Robinson explain what this involves.

Hands off!

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05 Jul 2017

How can festivals promote a zero-tolerance approach to crime, including sexual assault, and what can be done if incidents do occur? Renae Brown shares some advice.

If I were 22: Jeremy Spafford

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30 Jun 2017

A career in the arts is rarely linear. But everything you do can help build confidence and skills, says Jeremy Spafford.

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