Discovering the cultural reality

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14 May 2015

Karl Greenwood on ways to help tourists discover a city from the inside out, tapping into local knowledge through technology and user-generated content.

Sector split on need for national screening strategy

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01 May 2015

Some performing arts producers and venues report that screenings are negatively affecting their organisations, but the big players are split on whether structured reform to the industry is necessary.

Developing digital engagement

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30 Apr 2015

Verity Sanderson explains how a group of digital marketers are seeking to make changes to marketing strategies and initiatives in their organisations.

The right to make music

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30 Apr 2015

Carien Meijer describes some recent developments of technology and musical instruments for disabled musicians.

Creative learning opportunities

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09 Apr 2015

Through Tate's Circuit programme, galleries across the country are illuminating the voices of young people and delivering significant cognitive, social and emotional benefits, says Mark Miller.

ACE lays out investment plans for the year ahead

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02 Apr 2015

More cash will go to fewer NPOs and the Grants for the Arts budget will be smaller than last year.

Food for thought

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26 Feb 2015

To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sarah Pickthall and Maria Pattinson explain how they use art, food and conversation to help young people struggling with issues of self-esteem and body image.

Silos must end for the arts to thrive, report concludes

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17 Feb 2015

The final report of the Warwick Commission inquiry finds the future of cultural value as lying in a seamless relationship between the cultural sector and the creative industries, coupled with a focus on enterprise and creativity in schools. 

Millions of conversations

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09 Feb 2015

How relevant is outreach marketing in a world of digital communications? Hardish Virk believes there is still a place for talking to people on the street.

Naturally thinking digital

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09 Feb 2015

Amy Rushby explains how digital technologies have allowed the RSC to extend its reach and provided more opportunities for it to get creative.

Hard times or smarter times?

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09 Feb 2015

Anne Torreggiani asks whether belt-tightening is driving us to think more strategically about how we communicate with audiences.

Crowdfunding with a twist

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03 Feb 2015

Selling a new building’s fixtures, furnishings and finishing’s through the box office is a fundraising winner. Libby Penn explains how Lyric Hammersmith’s online capital campaign has been raising money and engaging audiences – one click at a time.

Realising the potential of digital technology

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02 Feb 2015

Digital skills, processes and activities have helped most arts organisations reach new audiences and generate alternative revenue streams, report Tandi Williams and Hasan Bakhshi.

Arts embrace digital technology to diversify revenue streams

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03 Dec 2014

Fundraising is at the heart of the top three digital activities forecast to grow among arts and cultural organisations, according to the latest survey of technology use.

York and Dundee named UNESCO creative cities

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01 Dec 2014

The UK now has representative cities for five of the seven creative industries championed by the Creative Cities Network.

Mobile technology to the rescue

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27 Nov 2014

Un-ticketed venues and events can now gather data that will give them the level of customer insight that performing arts venues have long enjoyed through their box office systems. Hannah Mitchell explains how. 

The dynamics of arts marketing

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03 Nov 2014

Hye-Kyung Lee traces the history of arts marketing though three different phases, each posing new challenges and requiring arts marketers to rethink their aims and remits.

Expert advice on fundraising challenges

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13 Oct 2014

As arts fundraisers continue to put heart and soul into securing their organisations' financial future, we share four fundraising experts' advice on the key challenges they are facing, from communications and digital fundraising to data analysis and entrepreneurship.

As you don’t like it

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29 Sep 2014

What will happen when we only like what we already know? Ed McKeon questions the filtering systems used online which limit the range of information we receive.

An online presence

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04 Sep 2014

Creating a level playing field for visual artists is the aim of online gallery Outside In. Kate Davey tells how its surgery days show artists how to display their work online.

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