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Harrow Arts Centre faced almost certain closure following council cuts, but a fresh vision and new governance under a charitable trust are securing its long-term future. Andrew Welch tells the story.
The Arts Impact Fund offers loans based on artistic as well as social impacts. Seva Phillips explains the aims and benefits of its pilot investment scheme.
A Government consultation on how tax relief can best be used to encourage more exhibitions and touring activity is now underway.
Is converting a charity to a charitable incorporated organisation worth the hassle? Mahmood Reza looks at the pros and cons, and explains the process.
Are you sitting on a gold mine? Patrick Towell believes the arts sector is missing out by not exploiting its intangible assets.
How much does an accountant earn in the arts sector, and how good do your maths skills really need to be? Mahmood Reza answers all in this comprehensive guide.
Do you regularly find your head pickled by the financial rules and regulations pertaining to fundraising? Accountant Pete O’Hara is on hand to steer you safely around the pitfalls.
With support from the Government’s British Business Bank, the Edge Creative Enterprise Fund has been launched to address the “funding drought” in the creative industries.
There are all sorts of financial interventions claiming to help organisations build resilience. But which can actually work for arts organisations? Sean Egan shares his tips.
Live performances to paying audiences are the main focus of the tax relief, but live streaming and educational productions will also qualify.
Adrian Moule welcomes a report that encourages the UK's arts councils to offer loans.
The UK’s arts councils are being urged to seek permission to use government funds to provide short-term loans.
Describing the current Gift Aid scheme as “no longer fit for purpose,” the Treasury is calling for evidence of the problems presented by rules that limit benefits to donors.
Sean Egan believes the new Theatre Tax Relief signals a shift away from government support for the subsidised sector in favour of the commercial sector, and will cement a London-centric focus.
With little known about how small arts organisations can most effectively use crowdfunding, Oonagh Murphy decided to find out through leading a mentoring and development programme.
At a time when fundraising for the arts seems mostly to be done by white females, Michelle Wright speaks to development professionals about how we can face this diversity crisis.
At The Firestation, Dan Eastmond has been experimenting with dynamic pricing. It’s still early days, but with rising income and no grumbling customers, the signs are positive.
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.
Sean Egan shares some good news – another form of tax relief that will benefit charities and social enterprises.
Sean Egan takes a long-term view of the proposed theatre tax relief, suggesting how it could benefit subsidised and commercial theatre companies.