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.
Artists deserve support to conduct research and development as much as any other valued professional. Lauren Healey explains how a scheme for emerging filmmakers is having a lasting impact.
When Clod Ensemble decided to work on a completely different scale and tour a one-woman show to rural Scotland, it was faced with a creative challenge. Roxanne Peak-Payne tells the story.
Rural touring can be exhausting and unpredictable, but the key to making it a rewarding, rich experience is finding the right people to work with, says Jack McNamara.
Frank Lyons explains how a combined academic and artistic approach has been key to the success of a new ensemble featuring disabled and non-disabled musicians.
A commitment to empowering young people has led Battersea Arts Centre and Manchester’s Contact theatre to get involved in board game design, bicycle maintenance and community fishing. Liz Moreton and Suzie Henderson tell the story.
A heritage project celebrating stories from LGBTQ+ young people in Brighton has resulted in a digital archive, as well as new photographic work. Juliette Buss explains why the project has been so special for everyone involved.
Despite not teaching the arts, the University of Bath has always embraced creativity. Jamie Eastman explains how its new arts centre has become a hub of innovation for scientists and engineers, as well as artists.
A music-making project within HMP Inverness is helping offenders develop skills for life, learning and work. Stacey Toner describes the challenges and its aims for the future.
Young offenders in Wales gained the Arts Award during a Summer Arts College – for some it was their first ever qualification. Angela Rogers tells how their success was realised.
Male prisoners at risk of suicide or self-harm may be apprehensive about signing up for a theatre project, but some finish Geese Theatre Company’s five-day course giddy with pride. Louise Heywood shares the story.
Helping prisoners devise and perform a piece of children’s theatre for their families may help reduce re-offending rates, but Selina Busby questions whether the evaluation of such projects is as effective as it should be.
When a production of Hamlet promised to be the hot ticket of the year, RADA embraced technology to make the box office experience fairer for customers and less stressful for staff. Helen Slater tells the story.
London’s West End is full of receiving theatres, but the Jermyn Street Theatre has recently rebranded and restructured itself as a producing house. Tom Littler tells the story.
Stafftember was an opportunity for employees at Theatre Royal Plymouth to find out about each other’s jobs, from operating the spotlights to casting a production. Rebecca Pettitt explains how it came about.
An immersive theatre performance lasted 13 hours – the time it took to fly from Heathrow to New York via Iceland. Kate Hargreaves tells the story.
In the lead-up to the opening of new venues in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, Anna CY Chan is embracing technology to broaden dance audiences and develop future talent.
For an amateur theatre company to be financially stable and well supported it needs the right volunteers in key roles, as well as an awareness of when to call in the experts, says Clare Simpson.
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.