Cultural value research hub backed by 5-year funding

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10 Aug 2018

The research centre will aim to “pre-empt the needless wheel-spinning, data-churning and combative cross-talking that has characterised much of the past debate” about cultural value.

‘Donut’ venues boost community engagement, report finds

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09 Aug 2018

Three outer city venues around Leeds were found to have generated committed core audiences in areas perceived as barren.

Culture more important than politics to US-UK ties, report finds

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24 Jul 2018

Americans online talked more about Adele than Brexit, even in the month after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Creative Europe funding boosts UK culture, research finds

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20 Jul 2018

91 companies and organisations in the UK were supported by Creative Europe last year, receiving 10% of the scheme’s total funds.

UK leads soft power index

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20 Jul 2018

The country’s culture was ranked second globally, remaining behind the US and ahead of France and Germany.

Audience development agency to close after Creative Scotland cuts

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13 Jul 2018

15 employees will be affected by the closure of Culture Republic, following the loss of its annual funding from Creative Scotland.

Brexit voters more likely to shun the arts, research finds

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11 Jul 2018

Arts and museum attendance are higher predictors of Remain voting than arts participation and library usage, both of which are less associated with voting to stay in the European Union.

Green light for artistic quality measurement scheme

06 Jul 2018

Counting What Counts Ltd has won the £2.3m contract to deliver the quality measurement system that England’s larger arts organisations will use from October.

Accounting for the modern age

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28 Jun 2018

A cloud-based accounting system allows you to manage your financial information more efficiently and cost-effectively. Mahmood Reza outlines its features and how to set one up.

Segment your way to success

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21 Jun 2018

The right approach to segmentation can drive sales and improve return on investment, as Tennessee Performing Arts Center in the US proved. David Reece and Timmy Metzner explain.

The Audience Agency joins forces with innovation agency

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08 Jun 2018

Golant Media Ventures will merge with The Audience Agency’s enterprise arm as the sector support organisation strengthens its focus on technology.

Falling in love with data

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07 Jun 2018

Decision-making can include hard evidence, so how can we best help arts professionals to embrace the data that provides it, asks Patrick Towell.

NPO data sharing agreements cancelled amidst GDPR panic

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25 May 2018

As around 40 arts organisations are told that their agreements with Southbank Centre are being terminated, ACE threatens to withhold funding from NPOs that fail to share their data.

Are you really GDPR ready?

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24 May 2018

GDPR obligations go beyond direct marketing, so when it comes to managing commercial risk, what might you have missed, asks Debbie Richards.

Connecting a diverse programme with diverse audiences

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03 May 2018

Bespoke segmentation modelling helps Sadler’s Wells talk to its audiences with personalised precision across venues and genres. Sebastian Cheswright Cater explains how.

Arts organisations among best employers for women

06 Apr 2018

The gender pay gap is smaller in the arts than other sectors, although some organisations are still trailing behind including ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’ the Southbank Centre.

A customer-friendly approach to GDPR

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05 Apr 2018

Asking your customers to ‘re-consent’ to contact from you could threaten your relationship, but Michael Nabarro suggests an alternative approach to GDPR compliance based on ‘Legitimate Interests’.

Audience Finder: What’s new?

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05 Apr 2018

On the brink of the new funding year, Anne Torreggiani takes a whistle-stop tour of the improvements The Audience Agency is making to Audience Finder, to better meet the needs of its users.

The power of shared ambition

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01 Mar 2018

A unified view of audience behaviour has increased sales and donations for Exeter Phoenix. Alice Young explains how.

Tough love for better engagement

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03 Jan 2018

Purging inactive subscribers from Chichester Festival Theatre’s email list has helped improve the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns. Alice Young explains how.

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