Finding a forgery

Image of Constable painting
30 Apr 2014

Eleanor Head advises galleries on their legal position in the event that a painting turns out to be a forgery or its ‘provenance is tainted’.

Moving masterpieces

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22 Apr 2014

Moving artworks around the world is a complex and costly process. Michael Festenstein advises on how it can be done carefully and cost-effectively.

Back to the future

crowd at a performance
26 Feb 2014

When it comes to audience data, Michael Nabarro says technology should be helping return us to our roots and emphasise what makes our sector special.

The good trustee

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24 Feb 2014

Trustees of arts boards should be playing a significant part in supporting fundraising activities, according to Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett.

Much more than a name change

Image of Peckham Peace Wall
03 Feb 2014

With its new name and status as an independent charity, Peckham Platform is a very different organisation, according to Emily Druiff.

More breadth on boards

Image of Trustees' Week 2013 poster
04 Nov 2013

A Charity Commission report recently revealed that the average trustee is white, male and aged 57. To coincide with Trustees’ Week, Neal Green urges everyone to find out more about sitting on an arts board.

The magnitude of marketing

The Culture Hive website
29 Oct 2013

How much has the arts marketing role changed in the last twenty years? Strikingly, says Sarah Chambers, who examines what is now required to market culture.

The value of youthfulness

Image of young people at a governance training workshop
24 Jun 2013

Jessica Stockford tells how Arts & Business’ programme to recruit young employees of big companies to arts boards has proved to be a successful initiative − to the surprise of some.

A property boom

Image of Oldham Town Hall
29 May 2013

Steve Mannix and Sean Egan advise arts organisations to watch out for the many council-owned buildings that will be coming on to the market to buy or rent.

Finding the perfect person

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13 May 2013

Eleanor Deem advises that spending time on writing a detailed person specification can avoid problems later.

On the brink

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07 Mar 2013

When arts organisations are teetering on the brink of insolvency, a Company Voluntary Arrangement may throw them a lifeline. Mahmood Reza explains how.

The role of a patron

Photo of an actors' workshop
12 Nov 2012

What should a patron be able to offer an arts organisation? Louise Coles suggests that expectations need to be clear from the outset.

Auto-enrolment unravelled

12 Nov 2012

Are you vaguely aware of pensions auto-enrolment but not sure who it affects, what employers need to do, and by when? Eleanor Deem outlines the steps employers need to take.

Long live senior creativity

Burbank Senior Artsist Colony
16 Oct 2012

Philip Thomas spent five weeks on a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travel fellowship researching the American senior theatre movement. He reflects on the sensitive issue of labelling older people.

Leading change together

A screening at the 2011 festival with the Metropole Orchestra
16 Oct 2012

No arts organisation should just be the passive receiver of money: robust partnerships are the only way forward for a sustainable future, says Janneke Staarink.

Making a merger work

A face on two hands
11 Oct 2010

Are two heads better than one? Mahmood Reza explains why and how arts organisations can merge to ensure survival and success

Stealing strategy

Photo of ping-pong bat in meeting room
12 Apr 2010

Is the arts baby drowning in the strategy bathwater? Alice Devitt thinks that business techniques should support, not overwhelm, artistic and social vision.

Risky business

Photo person skiing down hill
01 Jun 2009

Mahmood Reza explains the importance of good risk management to the health of an organisation.

My Gurus - Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp

09 Feb 2009

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp reveals the people who have most inspired him

Testing times

Credit crunch stall
03 Nov 2008

Mahmood Reza examines the possible implications of the economic downturn for arts organisations.

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