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Creative industries growth continues to outstrip other sectors, but music, performing and visual arts are faring less well than in previous years.
Orchestra Tax Relief is imminent. Sean Egan explains how it will work and urges those eligible to start planning now.
How can small arts organisations fundraise more efficiently? Joanna Ridout shares her tips for attracting greater investment whilst filling in fewer forms.
A new, nimbler box office system has given Mercury Theatre the power to turn around a steady decline in ticket sales. Libby Penn explains how.
New research investigating the connections between subsidised and commercial theatre finds a symbiotic relationship with public funding at the heart of its success.
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.
Low-cost attempts to reduce environmental impact have paid dividends for arts organisations, although investment will be needed to achieve further reductions.
Two-thirds of England’s National Portfolio Organisations achieved growth in revenues from trading and philanthropy between 2011 and 2014, with the National Theatre leading the charge.
Giving support to organisations applying for social investment funding or bidding for public service contracts can boost their chances of success, report finds.
The Firestation arts centre in Windsor has increased revenues while avoiding a drop in audience numbers by using the ‘rising prices’ ticketing model.
Can a small touring company benefit from running a Friends scheme? Liz Hill examines the opportunities and the challenges.
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 and recorded screenings have the potential to develop and serve new audiences for small-scale theatre companies, as well as generate income, report concludes.
Live performances to paying audiences are the main focus of the tax relief, but live streaming and educational productions will also qualify.
Selling in the arts is improving but it could still learn a lot from retailers and travel companies, says Libby Penn.
A government-commissioned panel is calling for a ‘Fundraising Preference Service’ to be established, allowing the public to opt out of fundraising communications from charities.
Digital developments are helping arts organisations make more money. Sam Mitchell describes some innovative new business models.
Who really benefits from ‘pay what you can’ and ‘pay what you decide’ ticketing offers? Two organisations reveal whether it worked for them.