Boosting your financial credibility

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06 Jun 2019

Alison O'Neill shares her thoughts on how small arts organisations can acquire the financial expertise that grant-making bodies are looking for.

Grassroots venues face discrimination on business rates, says UK Music

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24 May 2019

The industry body says 124 venues would save more than £4,000 each a year if they were offered the same discounts as pubs and bars.

A simpler way to do tax

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15 May 2019

The government's ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative makes sense for HMRC, but it's also a chance for arts organisations to save time and money, says Mahmood Reza.

Reflections on resilience

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23 Apr 2019

As the Boosting Resilience programme draws to a close, Evelyn Wilson outlines how the work, ideas and opportunities developed will be shared with the sector.

Social impact funding to spread Great Exhibition legacy

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26 Mar 2019

Part-grant, part-loan funding backed by the DCMS will be available to creative organisations across the north of England. 

Starting from scratch

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07 Mar 2019

Liz Moreton explains why Battersea Arts Centre has taken the unusual step of opening up a new space for start-up businesses.

Temporary pension hike reprieve for music education hubs

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01 Mar 2019

Arts Council England warns that without extra funding, rising teacher pension costs could eat up to 10% of a hub’s budget in 2019/20.

Mayor launches trust to support affordable artist workspaces

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08 Feb 2019

The Creative Land Trust, backed by seed funding of £4m from City Hall and £2m from Arts Council England, will seek additional finance from property developers and ask London councils to safeguard affordable workspaces.

Looking beyond the obvious

03 Jan 2019

It is right to celebrate those local authorities committed to funding culture, but long-term sustainability may depend on developing entirely new approaches, argues Gary Topp.

Job Ladder – Carl Gamble

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03 Jan 2019

He is now Managing Director of the Society for All Artists, but Carl Gamble’s career began by rising up the ranks at retail giant Next. Here he looks back on the steps in his career and how they have shaped his leadership style.

Class influences career entry but not career progression, research finds

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21 Dec 2018

Over 70% of respondents now working in music, the visual arts or museums/heritage come from households where the main income earner worked in a professional or senior managerial occupation.

Liverpool stands by ‘insulting’ logo design competition

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20 Dec 2018

The city region authority is offering a prize of £800 for a “simple but visually impactful” design to be used across print and online promotional materials for the £200k a year initiative.

Culture funding falls in Scottish budget

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20 Dec 2018

The budget allocation for 'Creative Scotland and other arts' includes £10m for Screen Scotland and a £6.6m boost for the regularly funded portfolio to compensate for reduced lottery income.

Can less be more?

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06 Dec 2018

Making a product or service scarce or exclusive has become an effective way to attract customers in other sectors. Tim Baker explores how it might work in the arts.

National museums’ fundraising income drops as major campaigns end

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09 Nov 2018

Tate, the British Museum and Imperial War Museums have all recently completed drives to gain support for large-scale capital work, but economic changes also played a part in the decline.

Embracing business

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08 Nov 2018

As arts and cultural organisations rise to the challenges facing the sector, some are adopting new and ground-breaking templates for their relationships with business. Patrick Towell surveys the changing landscape.

Embracing the excitement of resilience

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01 Nov 2018

Resilience in the arts may be linked with finance - but for Debbie Richards, it’s really about making bold and exciting changes to realise big ambitions.

Nesta opens £3.7m loan fund

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22 Oct 2018

Arts, cultural and creative organisations will receive lower interest rates if they can demonstrate positive social impact.

ACE could stand by NPOs that break funding agreements

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12 Oct 2018

England’s national funder would consider the local, national and strategic importance of organisations in “acute financial difficulty”.

Arts organisations must be allowed to die, report claims

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28 Sep 2018

A new report on resilience in the arts encourages a shift in thinking from individual sustainability to the health of a sector as a whole.

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