Success and succession

26 Jan 2009

Rick Bond explains the need to prune the dead wood from your board of trustees to encourage new growth.

Testing times

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03 Nov 2008

Mahmood Reza examines the possible implications of the economic downturn for arts organisations.

Creating accessible websites

24 Mar 2008

Mark Atterbury offers advice on how best to reach disabled and deaf people online.

Leadership - Leadership - hit or myth?

19 Nov 2007

Jodi Myers reflects on why leadership training initiatives are only part of a much bigger picture.

Creating business

22 Oct 2007

Sinead MacManus looks at the vexed relationship between business, theatre and innovation and argues for new ways of thinking.

Policy Matters - Long-term thinking

24 Sep 2007

In the first of an occasional series, politicians from across the spectrum argue their own case for arts funding and policy. In this edition Ed Vaizey looks at the Conservative Party's approach to the arts sector.

Mission, Models, Money - Towards a healthier arts and cultural ecology

23 Apr 2007

As the Mission Models Money programme draws to a close and looks to the future, Clare Cooper and Roanne Dods report on the evidence gathered.

Personal Finance - Keeping control

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09 Apr 2007

Mahmood Reza shares advice for artists and freelances

Mission, Models, Money - Innovation nation

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12 Mar 2007

Bridging the communication and research & development divide between cultural organisations and the technology sectors is becoming an imperative, says Hannah Rudman. She gives her take on the impact that mass innovation and mass creativity, enabled by technology, are having on the sector.

Personal Finance - Individual giving

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25 Sep 2006

Arts charities could make more use of individual donations. Mahmood Reza considers the tax implications of giving to arts organisations.

2020 Vision - Future marketing

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01 Jun 2006

In the second of our series looking at the arts world of the future, Alice Walton casts her mind forward to 2020 and asks how arts organisations will attract future audiences.

Personal Finance - Expenses and tax

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08 May 2006

In the latest of an occasional series looking at managing personal finances, Mahmood Reza distinguishes between the types of expenses that are genuinely tax-deductible, and those that will raise the taxmans eyebrows.

Heritage Challenges - The challenge of new technologies

08 May 2006

Creative technical solutions have to be found if an ancient theatre is to retain its heritage whilst meeting the demands of today’s artistic work and audiences. Colin Blumenau explains.

Personal Finance - In good company

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27 Feb 2006

In the latest of an occasional series looking at managing personal finances, Mahmood Reza investigates the tax implications of company cars for employers and employees.

Essential Finance - Compare and contrast

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12 Sep 2005

Effective comparisons within organisations’ accounts can help cut through the columns of figures to provide a true picture of how an arts organisation is actually faring financially. Mahmood Reza delves into ratio analysis.

Essential Finance - Revenue and customs investigations

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17 Jan 2005

Mahmood Reza looks at what happens when the Inland Revenue or Customs and Excise request an inspection.

Essential Finance - A beginner’s guide to VAT

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06 Sep 2004

Mahmood Reza provides an ABC of VAT.

SoundingBoard - Changing pitch on cultural diversity

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31 May 2004

Nadine Andrews thinks it is worth revisiting the cultural diversity agenda in the arts. 

Essential Finance - Making financial statements work for you

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31 May 2004

In the final instalment of his series on financial reports, Mahmood Reza looks at cash-flow statements and the management use and interpretation of financial statements.

Arts in the curriculum - Drive for creativity

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19 Apr 2004

Schools Minister David Miliband writes about the Government’s efforts to place the arts and creativity at the heart of the curriculum.

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