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Tea and Tasters and going digital

MarketPlace has been developing a relationship with The Barleycorn Cafe in Middenhall over the last few years. A need to tackle loneliness and create new shared experiences for local people resulted in a series of artist taster sessions to inform a longer project with their artist of choice. Find out the difference this project made ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

New skills for new ways of working

Throughout 2020 the impact of Covid-19 and national lockdown restrictions on local communities, artists and organisations meant that new ways of working and supporting artists in applying for funding for activity was a priority. This case study by MarketPlace looks at the type of commission support and skills development offered and the difference this has ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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MarketPlace case study: Brandon Gallery Hub

MarketPlace works across Fenland and the Forest Heath area of West Suffolk. This case study about their work with The Brandon Gallery Hub explores a new way to exhibit and experience art in a safe and socially distanced way.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

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Lockdown Learning: #5 Risk, failure, learning and resilience

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 explores a different theme. In the fifth case study Kathryn Welch reflects on some of the themes ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Northumberland Museums sharing stories and learning

The digital edition of ‘bait time to celebrate’ in which stories and learning are shared from across the Museums Northumberland bait programme in South East Northumberland.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Lockdown Learning: what do we take forward, what do we leave behind

How the Creative People and Places Museums Northumberland bait programme sustained creative connections during the 2020/21 lockdowns and the learning they are taking forward post pandemic.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Brighton Open Air Theatre – adapting and learning through a pandemic

Like most arts organisations in the UK, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the activities of Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT). However, the team at BOAT have shown remarkable resilience in implementing changes and learnings into their work throughout the past year, in order to safely welcome families back to their open ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

A digital Autumn season with Opera North

When the second lockdown in England was announced and theatres had to close again, Opera North were determined not to let restrictions derail all their preparation and hard work for a second time. Ash Mann, Managing Director at Subtrakt reflects on the challenges this created and the lessons learnt.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

Podcast: Julianne McGraw – taking Scotland’s digs digital

Hannah Mason, Head of Social Entrepreneur Support, Creative United talks to Julianne McGraw, Communications Manger, Dig It! Scotland about taking Scotland’s digs digital and how they adapted their campaign strategy, including the web pages marketing, budget and social media activity to support archaeology groups across the country during lockdown.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Podcasts

Podcast: Ron Evans – the pandemic as a catalyst for creativity

Hannah Mason, Head of Social Entrepreneur Support, Creative United talks to Strategic Advisor Ron Evans about using the pandemic as a catalyst for creativity. One of a series of AMAculturehive podcasts commissioned for The Learning Lounge, AMA Arts Marketing Festival 2020.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Evaluating experiments in challenging times

When the pandemic caused theatres to close The Donmar Warehouse used creative ways to continue telling stories, embrace the restrictions and stay true to their vision.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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A guide to running digital heritage wellbeing projects

Engagement with heritage can have a hugely positive impact on our physical, social and mental wellbeing. Based on their learning and experience during their successful project ‘Lost and Found’,  Wessex Archaeology have created a guide to help you prepare and deliver a digital heritage wellbeing project.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Podcast: Auriel Majumdar – surviving and thriving in change

Hannah Mason, Head of Social Entrepreneur Support, Creative United talks to creative coach, Auriel Majumdar about surviving and thriving in change. One of a series of AMAculturehive podcasts commissioned for The Learning Lounge, AMA Arts Marketing Festival 2020.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Podcasts

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Lockdown Learning: #4 Basic needs and creativity

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. In the fourth case study Kathryn Welch asks: as people struggle to ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Lockdown Learning: #3 Touch, connection and creativity

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. In the third case study Kathryn Welch explores the role of creativity ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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Lockdown Learning: #2 The role of digital engagement in place-based projects

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. Kathryn Welch looks back on what ‘s been learned through this intense ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies

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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Webinar: The current climate for online donations – conducting a temperature read

In this comprehensive webinar, Lucy Costello, Head of Marketing, Ticketsolve takes us through how we can change our objectives towards online fundraising and implement sensitive and meaningful online donation campaigns. Part of the Ticketing Professionals Conference (TPC) webinar series.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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After the Interval: Act 2

Katy Raines, Indigo takes us through the second wave of findings from their national research on audience views on missing cultural events, booking tickets during lockdown, returning to live cultural events with social distancing, and experiencing culture in different formats.  Includes full, downloadable report, summary of findings and link to interactive dashboard.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

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Creative closure for arts and culture during Covid-19

Ticketsolve provides a wealth of examples of how cultural organisations are taking new, creative approaches to engage with their audiences during lockdown.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Case studies