Job Ladder – Robert O’Dowd

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16 Jun 2016

From Topshop to Rose Theatre Kingston, Chief Executive Robert O’Dowd takes us through the steps of his career. 

A playful business tool

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26 May 2016

A visual business model tool is allowing arts organisations to take a playful and creative approach to planning, says Julie Aldridge.

Job ladder – Eleanor Lang

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15 Feb 2016

Eleanor Lang tells us about the twists and turns that have led her to become the new Executive Director of Cheek by Jowl.

Exploiting hidden assets

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11 Feb 2016

Are you sitting on a gold mine? Patrick Towell believes the arts sector is missing out by not exploiting its intangible assets. 

My Gurus – Caroline Miller

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04 Feb 2016

The winner of the top honour at last week’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards – Caroline Miller – reflects on the people who have inspired and guided her career.

Job Ladder – Karl Wallace

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14 Jan 2016

Director of Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival, Karl Wallace, reflects on his career making big things happen.

Getting more from trusts and foundations

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11 Jan 2016

How can small arts organisations fundraise more efficiently? Joanna Ridout shares her tips for attracting greater investment whilst filling in fewer forms. 

New local pride

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03 Dec 2015

Why would a theatre want the hassle and financial risk of producing its own productions rather than just presenting touring shows? John Baker explains why – and how – the Marlowe Theatre is doing both.

EXCLUSIVE: £300k grant sidesteps ACE procurement rules

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20 Nov 2015

Arts Council England NPOs could face a minimum £2,000 a year bill to take part in an ACE-sponsored quality assessment programme being led by a private company.

My Gurus – Lorna Hosler

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29 Oct 2015

Lorna Hosler tells us about the people and experiences that helped her on her way to becoming Executive Director of Clod Ensemble.

Management teams celebrated in UK Theatre Awards

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23 Oct 2015

Awards for excellence in marketing, diversity and accessibility were presented to theatres in the annual UK Theatre Awards.

Creating harmony

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13 Oct 2015

Struggling with a growing library of video files, London Symphony Orchestra urgently needed a new system. Chris Rogers explains why a web-based solution was ideal.

Creative and commercial

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28 Aug 2015

The 2008 crash shook Ali Pretty’s outdoor arts company hard. But after a bold decision to split the organisation in two, it’s now doing better than ever. 

Self-evaluation with confidence

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23 Jul 2015

Are you familiar with Arts Council England’s self-evaluation framework? Probably not, says Mandy Barnett, but a new version aims to be simpler and more relevant, and to empower the arts to explain its value with tenacity.

Policies for the people

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16 Jul 2015

What would our public services look like if we used wellbeing evidence to inform policy-making? There would surely be more room for arts and culture, says Jessica Harris.

Rapid results

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18 Jun 2015

An innovative regional theatre has used data and cloud technology to increase ticket sales and diversify its business model, explains Libby Penn.

Who are the commissioners?

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30 Apr 2015

Linden Rowley explores who the commissioners of public services are, where to find them and how arts and cultural organisations can best talk to them.

What is your core purpose?

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23 Apr 2015

Are vision, mission and values at the heart of good cultural fundraising? Michelle Wright explains why arts organisations need to be clear about their fundamental purpose.

The dark art of producing

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01 Apr 2015

Stage One’s training and support helped Tracey Childs become a theatre producer and is doing the same for apprentice producers at a number of UK theatres.

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