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.

A simple start

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09 Jul 2015

Catherine Love explains why giving emerging artists no-strings-attached support is so important.

Employment boom in music, performing and visual arts

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03 Jul 2015

Jobs in the arts are growing at a higher rate than in any other area of the creative industries, but new figures from the DCMS lay bare the scale of the diversity problem.

Active ageing

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02 Jul 2015

What better place to learn about using the arts to help older people and those with dementia than in Japan, where a quarter of people are over 65. Nick Ponsillo reports on his recent trip.

Rapid results

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18 Jun 2015

An innovative regional theatre has used data and cloud technology to increase ticket sales and diversify its business model, explains Libby Penn.

Arts managers honoured in Queen’s Birthday list

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17 Jun 2015

Nicholas Penny, the outgoing management team of Chichester Festival Theatre and Whitworth Art Gallery’s Maria Balshaw are amongst the 1,163 recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

What is community theatre?

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19 May 2015

Isn’t all theatre ‘community’ theatre, asks Sara Clifford as she explores why so many people write it off as just amateur, worthy and poor quality.

Scottish economy benefits from increase in museum and gallery attendance

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15 May 2015

A new report finds that growing numbers of museum and gallery attenders are contributing nearly £900m to the Scottish economy, but organisations are staffed primarily by volunteers.

Classical music professionals honoured at RPS awards

08 May 2015

Outstanding projects in communication, engagement, and learning and participation have been highlighted at the prestigious annual awards. 

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