Job Ladder – Helen Willmott

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07 Jan 2016

How do you come to manage a community arts programme? Made in Corby’s Helen Willmott takes us through the steps of her career.

ACE re-embraces creative case for diversity

The Albany children
11 Dec 2015

Recognising that it “must do more” to encourage diversity in the arts, Arts Council England has announced four new diversity programmes and published workforce data for its largest NPOs.

Career guide: Front of house

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09 Dec 2015

What’s it like working front of house? And how much can you expect to earn? Zoe Hardie answers your most common questions.

If I were 22 – Kully Thiarai

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27 Nov 2015

Kully Thiarai reveals why remembering to be scared and learning to bake have driven her through her career and to her latest role, Director of Cast in Doncaster.

The thoughts of a data geek

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26 Nov 2015

With a background in commercial marketing, Adam Buss recognises the power of Audience Finder. He tells Katie Flaherty how he has been using it to QUAD’s best advantage.

Hunting for treasure

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12 Nov 2015

Time traveller Steampunk Bob has become (rather surprisingly) a primary school resource for teaching social, moral, cultural and spiritual values, writes Tina Corri.

My Gurus – Lorna Hosler

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29 Oct 2015

Lorna Hosler tells us about the people and experiences that helped her on her way to becoming Executive Director of Clod Ensemble.

Long live creative living

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08 Oct 2015

Susan Jones explains how innovative arts housing can enable older people to express themselves creatively late into life.

Financial advantages

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01 Oct 2015

Richmond Arts Service shared resources and took advantage of new funding opportunities by working in partnerships, say Pippa Joiner and Emma Cookson.

Whose data is it anyway?

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01 Oct 2015

In an era of data sharing, Marcus Romer asks who audience data belongs to: touring companies or venues?

How to… become an arts critic

Young critics
29 Sep 2015

Making a name for yourself on the critic circuit is no simple task – and getting off the ground can be the hardest part of all – but Carl Woodward has some practical advice on how to do just that.

A successful start

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03 Sep 2015

Libby Penn reveals how MAC Belfast achieved ambitious attendance targets in its first year of operation with the help of a bespoke segmentation model.

Risks worth taking?

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02 Sep 2015

Who really benefits from ‘pay what you can’ and ‘pay what you decide’ ticketing offers? Two organisations reveal whether it worked for them.

Shouting as loud as ever

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28 Aug 2015

Is an arts organisation dedicated to LGBT issues still necessary or even relevant? Yes, says Neil Anderson, so long as it moves with the times.

Poorer children more likely to reject the performing arts, report finds

Boy student drama
06 Aug 2015

The proportion of students studying drama, music and dance is consistently lower for children from backgrounds of high deprivation than their more well off peers, according to new figures.

APConversation: Does the arts have a diversity problem?

23 Jul 2015

Christy Romer spoke to four leading figures across the arts sector to ask for an answer - in their own words - to a simple question: Does the arts have a diversity problem?

Why audiences attend

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22 Jul 2015

After collecting more than 100,000 survey responses, Leo Sharrock and Helen Palmer can reveal the main reason people attend the arts.

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