The Boosting Resilience programme is helping the sector develop new approaches to resilience based on creative assets and intellectual property. Sara Jones and Evelyn Wilson introduce the programme.
As the Prosper programme comes to a close, Sarah Thirtle is convinced the sector would benefit from more business support.
A call out for evidence seeks submissions on how planning, tax and fundraising reform could support arts organisations to become more sustainable.
When Marc Steene set up a new art charity, he knew that the key to success would be adopting a business model based on a mix of revenue streams, including an endowment fund and earned income.
Creative United’s Prosper has delivered business support for arts and cultural organisations across England. Tyler Magas asks three organisations what changes they have made and what advice they would give others seeking business support.
New research by Julie’s Bicycle finds arts organisations are saving money and boosting their reputations by adopting environmentally sustainable practices.
By looking at admissions, ancillary sales and affiliation in isolation you may be missing a trick. Tim Baker advises on how to maximise upgrades and offer cost-effective membership benefits.
Three years ago Bristol’s museum and gallery shops were running without a plan and losing money, but now they are on track to increase revenue by 60%. Zak Mensah tells the story.
From up-selling and cross-selling to ancillary offers of food and beverage, merchandise and even car parking, Tim Baker explores a ‘AAA’ approach to increasing revenue.
A large increase in income from musicals and concerts offset falling ticket sales for plays last year, according to box office data from UK Theatre.
Amy Zamarripa Solis’s first attempt at crowdfunding was not a success. She explains what went wrong and reveals how – after raising less than 50% of her target – she still managed to stage a successful fringe theatre production.
How did Sadler’s Wells manage to increase its membership and ticket sales while cutting discounts and other incentives? Sebastian Cheswright Cater shares the secrets of their success.
For many venues pre-show dining is an important revenue stream, but for customers it can be a rushed and poor experience. Alice Young explains how pre-booking online can make it a more attractive option.
Are you leaving money on the table? Tim Baker explains how taking an integrated approach to earned income can help arts organisations improve their bottom line.
Many arts organisations need to diversify their income streams. Mahmood Reza reveals the three ingredients they need to do so successfully.
Fabrica in Brighton has raised extra income through venue hire for some years, but it needed a more commercial approach to maximise its potential. Anne Rupert tells the story.
Ensuring policy makers and commissioners value artists and art equally is at the heart of a-n’s new five-year strategy.
None of the participants in a digital arts accelerator programme designed to help cultural organisations attract commercial investment were able to convince investors that they could deliver sufficient financial returns.
Hiring out space is an easy revenue stream for many arts venues. Andrew Thomas shares tips on how to manage underused assets.
Male graduates earn slightly more than women just one year after graduating from a Creative Arts and Design course.