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A report commissioned by Arts Council England finds that two-thirds of the sector want the body to advocate its value to central government, but only a minority think it should be measuring quality.
Arts organisations can develop resilient business models by acknowledging that they don't have all the answers, says Julie Aldridge.
15 employees will be affected by the closure of Culture Republic, following the loss of its annual funding from Creative Scotland.
In an evidence session examining the success of Hull 2017, the DCMS Committee has heard differing views on how the City of Culture scheme should evolve.
Two new reports say that the festivals also generate international recognition for Scotland’s arts scene and provide new opportunities for Scottish creatives.
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.
Tax relief can be a lifeline for many arts organisations, so why are so many smaller theatre companies and independent producers missing out, asks Clara Giraud.
Confused about VAT? Uncertain about exemptions? Some of the tax rules can work to the advantage of arts charities, so don’t miss out, says Mahmood Reza.
Out of the Blue has weathered the storm of arts funding cuts in Scotland thanks to its social enterprise model and the support of ethical finance providers. Rob Hoon shares the story.
Charities in England and Wales join Scotland in being able to convert directly to a charitable incorporated organisation. Mahmood Reza explains the different charity structures and the new process.
Strict internal controls relating to expense claims, cash donations, online banking and financial transactions can go some way to preventing fraud. Mahmood Reza shares his expertise.
Detailed information on staff pay, trustee benefits and overseas income will now be required as the Charity Commission seeks to improve transparency.
Tax relief has enabled many theatre companies to take creative risks and invest more in productions without the fear of financial loss. Margot Madin explains how.
Following revelations of disappointingly low pay figures in the charity sector, Daniel Williams explains why it’s in arts organisations best interests to become Living Wage employers.
Some arts organisations could be asked to pay fees to support the work of the charity regulator in England and Wales under proposals being prepared for consultation.
Mahmood Reza offers a guide to a powerful approach to budgeting that links in to the indirect costs of carrying out a programme of arts activities.
Some fringe festival productions win international touring contracts, but far too many lose out financially. Jessica Cheetham discusses a model that is offering affordable opportunities for artists.
Some freelancers and contractors working in the public sector may be taxed at source via PAYE following changes in legislation. Mahmood Reza explains what has changed and the implications.
A 26% increase in business rates has put 21 of London’s 94 grassroots music venues at risk of closure, according to new research.
Cost cutting is as essential as fundraising, but it’s not often given equal consideration. Michelle Wright shares tips for arts organisations looking to reduce costs without compromising quality or long-term growth.