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.

Outside the box

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31 Jul 2014

Digital may be the first word to spring to mind when you think of Watershed, but it doesn’t come close to describing all that they do. Clare Reddington reflects on art-form silos and the pressure to reduce your work to a tick in a box on a funding form.

A brave digital world

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30 Jul 2014

Ali Hossaini believes that arts venues need to prepare for ‘digital placemaking’ by extending their use of in-house WiFi.

Creating a Non Tech City

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19 Jun 2014

With Tech City dwindling in the rearview mirror, Toks Majek-Akisanya sets his SatNav for a 'Non Tech City' where the action is centred around the creative industries.

Competing for talent

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28 May 2014

With fundraising in the UK currently suffering from an image problem, how can we find the next generation of top arts fundraisers? Michelle Wright makes some suggestions.

London ripe to become “cultural entrepreneurship” hub

23 May 2014

City of London report explains why policy makers and funders should be making the most of the opportunities presented by London’s creative and technology sectors.

Partners in production

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28 Apr 2014

The Leeds Creative Labs programme has funded collaborations between university academics and creative technologists. Sue Hayton reports.


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