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Resources tagged with organisational culture



OF/BY/FOR/ALL change network. Launching the First Wave.

The AMA is backing the OF/BY/FOR ALL change network and following its progress through a series of Blogs by Nina Simon. Find out more and join the movement including how well your organisation embodies OF/BY/FOR ALL outcomes and practices and how your work can grow.

Re-framing risk

How does an arts organisation tackle change successfully in difficult economic times? This resource summarises discussions with leaders from four cultural organisations – Whitworth Art Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, Sadlers Wells and Arc, Stockton – about their approaches to organisational change and risk-taking.

Governance in the not-for-profit cultural sector

This report looks at issues around governance in the arts. Why think about governance in the not-for-profit cultural sector? The governors of an organisation, whether they go by the name of trustees, directors or non-executive directors, are in a position of trust. They have a duty towards the organisation’s objectives and its provision of public … Read more

The Art of Dying

This essay considers how arts organisations might live a little better.  Would a more concerted effort to correct deficiencies in evaluating performance, defining success and establishing a more developed culture of accountability across the sector instil greater dynamism and excellence?

The Art of Living

In a follow-up to The Art of Dying, this article surveys the challenges and opportunities facing funding practice across the whole cultural sector. In a thorough and stimulating survey of arts and cultural organisations and all four funding communities, this is the first synthesis of all the funding issues the sector faces.

Becoming a social arts organisation

This paper is an attempt to understand what a “social arts organisation” would look like, and to describe how it would behave. It covers what it means to be social; how the online experience differs from the traditional one, and using analytics to see who is talking to you and when. It also examines organisational … Read more

Organisational change

A case study of organisational change at the Royal Shakespeare Company, guided by their ensemble principles: Emotions are important – acknowledge them Leaders are at the heart of a network, not at the top of a pyramid The realisation of creativity rests on collaboration Conceptual simplicity is the best response to organisational and contextual complexity Key … Read more

Cultural diversity and audience development

Discover arguments for focusing on cultural diversity, examples of good practice and practical advice for marketing, management and audience development in this comprehensive guide.