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Lockdown Learning: #1 Working with artists through lockdown

Creative People and Places in Lockdown: responses and learning is a short series of  five case studies that explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CPP projects and how they responded. Each of the five case studies will explore a different theme. The first case study by Kathyrn Welch looks at the immediate and ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Policy review: social security for cultural practitioners

This policy review looks at social security support for cultural practitioners and how effective these schemes were during the Covid-19 pandemic. The review covers Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and the United Kingdom and outlines different national approaches, emerging evidence and the need for further research in this area.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

The Performing Artist’s Audience Workbook

An audience workbook for performing artists written by Lisa Baxter, The Experience Business and beautifully illustrated by Philippe Brasseur. Designed by Creative Scotland. Supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Created to inform the ‘audience benefit’ element of Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund application its uses aren’t limited to just that. It can be used in many ways and ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How I Cope

How I Cope – Jonathan Stone

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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Artist@Work – Creating demand from the arts through working with local business

Learn how Creative Scene created demand from the arts by working with local businesses in North Kirklees.


Published: 2015 | Resource type: Case studies

Transported Empty Shops Report

Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme that aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities. This report on Transported’s Empty Shops project explains how empty shops were utilised as pop up arts spaces in August 2013.


Published: 2013 | Resource type: Case studies

Transported: arts engagement in rural Lincolnshire

Transported is a Creative People and Places project funded by Arts Council England. This document describes the projects that Transported is currently working on to help raise levels of arts engagement in rural Lincolnshire.


Published: 2015 | Resource type: Case studies

New Flow – a better future for artists, citizens and the state

This accessible and stimulating work argues that artists have an important contribution to make to our society and economy, but it is not being fully realised. It examines how we can reshape the sector in order to release artists’ potential to the full, and achieve the most profound and far-reaching impact possible.


Published: 2008 | Resource type: article

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Developing older people's digital literacy through creative engagement

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre based in Liverpool. Can you hear me? I can see you! was FACT’s year-long programme working with residents of Sheltered Housing across Liverpool, Wigan and Warrington. Supported by the Baring Foundation, the programme set out to build the digital literacy of the ... Read more


Published: 2013 | Resource type: Case studies

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A holistic approach to developing new and diverse audiences

Kerry Michael explores Theatre Royal, Stratford East’s holistic approach to audience development in this report from the AMA conference 2005.


Published: 2005 | Resource type: article

Arts Engagement with older people and families

Twelve case studies of arts engagement projects working with older people and families in London. The case studies share the learning from Audiences London’s Family Advocates Programme, BAC’s work with non-professional older artists, a skills exchange with Building Exploratory, an architecture centre and Cubitt, a gallery and studios regarding work with older audiences, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Tate ... Read more


Published: 2011 | Resource type: Case studies

Our Creative Talent – the voluntary and amateur arts in England

An in-depth study of voluntary and amateur arts groups and informal adult learning in the arts in England. Commissioned by DCMS and Arts Council England to improve the knowledge base on the voluntary and amateur arts sector in England, it is the first of its kind on a national scale and represents the first step ... Read more


Published: 2007 | Resource type: Research

Creating life-long relationships with museum visitors

An insight into how The Natural History Museum aims to create life-long relationships with its visitors which rely on them being connected with all aspects of the Museum’s work.  For an organisation that has 40 different logos and a complex structure, this is no easy task, and this case study shows you how it can ... Read more


Published: 2007 | Resource type: Case studies

Understand the potential of open studio events and how to invest in them

This publication demonstrates the value of open studios; for artists, but also for local arts, economic and social development strategies. It introduced key findings and insights from research, offered a range of successful case studies and provided a listing of events from around England. The aim is to help event organisers and their supporters to better ... Read more


Published: 2003 | Resource type: Research

New methods of working and engagement

This seminar asked how should a contemporary arts organisation work with audiences, artists and curators in this early part of the 21st Century at a time when the boundaries between consumer and producer are becoming increasingly blurred, in a world of infinite communication possibilities, where people are increasingly collaborating to create and innovate, where many artists are working with the grain of these changes, where ... Read more


Published: 2009 | Resource type: article

Artistic engagement and citizenship

This article discusses how we can use the arts to meet the challenges of today’s society and, in so doing, set the agenda for a debate that encompasses the arts, education, and politics, using the way that children engage with art as it’s starting point. It argues that our challenge is to extend creative engagement beyond childhood ... Read more


Published: 2005 | Resource type: article

Using digital media to develop artistic content and public engagement

This document looks at how new technology and social media can be used in the development, production and marketing of the arts. How can digital media help innovation in artistic content and audience or visitor engagement? We see how online strategies are changing and how the use of Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, etc. enable us to ... Read more


Published: 2009 | Resource type: Case studies

Explore case studies of how the arts and artists have contributed to regeneration and vibrant communities

In these case studies ACE identifies a range of artistic practice from across the country and looks at the role and impact of creativity within regeneration. The projects vary in scale and endeavour, but each identifies the very particular way that artists can influence and respond to regeneration. Each illustrates some of the ways art ... Read more


Published: 2007 | Resource type: Case studies

How to innovate when building bridges between artists and the public

Whilst it may be daunting to try to make the most of digital technology and innovation, there are some sure fire ways to increase your impact and engagement with new audiences.  Ideas around working collaboratively, taking risks and making the best use of the tools available are given, along with building your confidence to experiment ... Read more


Published: 2009 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How marketing insight can influence creative strategy

What do you get when 12 leading arts innovators get together in a room to discuss audience engagement with artistic excellence?  Answer: a thought provoking, insightful and creative view of modern programming, marketing and communication practices in the arts, where value, quality and excellence take centre stage.


Published: 2009 | Resource type: Guide/tools