Arts and cultural trustees must up their game, report says

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15 Sep 2017

Plans are underway to establish a new Governance Alliance for the cultural sector, to address poor practices and a shortfall in expertise among board members. 

No right answers

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20 Jul 2017

Why do we talk about organisational change as if there are right and wrong answers? David Jubb discusses how the Scratch collaborative process for theatre production is also a powerful tool for organisational development.

Job Ladder – Liz Wilson

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20 Jul 2017

As she leaves York Theatre Royal, Liz Wilson reflects on a career in theatre that has taken her around the country. 

Achieving a productivity and mission boost

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20 Jul 2017

The growth of the cultural and creative industries may be strong, but there are still questions regarding productivity and performance among smaller organisations. Nick Henry is optimistic that things will soon change. 

How to… build your influencing skills

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06 Jul 2017

Junior arts workers are often the most in touch with audiences, but can struggle to make their voices and ideas heard. Laraine Penson offers some tips for communicating more effectively - and explains why management should listen.

Making time for future you

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28 Jun 2017

Making it to the top in the arts world requires confidence and clarity in your goals. If you’re lacking either, coaching sessions may help, writes Steph Vidal-Hall.

Sharing experience

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31 May 2017

External guidance can help transform cultural organisations. Lucy Jamieson introduces two business advisors who will be sharing their expertise through the Prosper programme.

Developing fundraising ideas

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25 May 2017

Effective fundraising is similar to developing a new product or service – it too requires a stepped approach using business techniques, says Mahmood Reza.

Lords propose charity reforms

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13 Apr 2017

Measures for improving governance, social investment and services commissioning by public bodies have been put forward in a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities.

A steady look at costs

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30 Mar 2017

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.

Job ladder – Franck Bordese

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23 Mar 2017

The new Executive Director of Protein Dance, Franck Bordese, looks back on his career championing cross-artforms and engagement work.

Navigating change

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16 Mar 2017

Business support provides a lifeline that can help cultural organisations attract new partners, funders, lenders and investors. Sarah Thirtle previews a new programme designed to do just that.

Juggling and jigsaws

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02 Mar 2017

As a small company with no permanent dancers, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance productions are tricky to coordinate but ultimately rewarding. Amanda Skoog explains how they manage it.

Call for evidence on business support for the arts

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24 Feb 2017

Evidence around business support will contribute to a review of provision and a resource for creative and cultural organisations.

Job ladder – Rebecca Dawson

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20 Feb 2017

As she joins Punchdrunk as Executive Director, Rebecca Dawson looks back on her career so far. 

Are your trustees on board?

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16 Feb 2017

The Charity Commission’s new fundraising guide has transformed the role of trustees. Samir Savant considers whether it is a change for the better.  

My Gurus – Julie Aldridge

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02 Feb 2017

What should you look for in a guru? As she leaves the Arts Marketing Association, Julie Aldridge reveals who has helped and guided her career – and how.

Business models for everyone

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14 Dec 2016

Why are there so many common misconceptions surrounding business models? José Rodríguez explains their real purpose and value in the arts.

Back on the radar

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27 Oct 2016

When he arrived at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, the board labelled him a maverick. A year on, Douglas Rintoul reflects on the changes he has made. 

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