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Resources tagged with "arts"

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 Type: case-study


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Pop Up Shops Handbook

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 guide written on behalf of Transported by Dan Thompson of the Empty Shops Network, explains how to use empty shops as an effective arts space.

Published:2015 Type: guide-toolkit


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On Your Doorstep

In 2014 Transported’s On Your Doorstep project asked people in Boston Borough and South Holland to nominate public spaces which they felt were in need of creative enhancement or improvement. Working with the nominators, Transported have commissioned appropriate and exciting artwork to breathe new life into public spaces.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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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:2015 Type: case-study


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Leveraging leadership into income growth

LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image. This paper written by Sarah Thelwall looks at how the models for the development of mixed income streams in non-profit arts organisations are evolving, how organisations such as LUX are leading these developments and the opportunities this presents for the development of artists moving image (AMI) as a whole and the potential benefits for the artists, commercial galleries and public institutions in particular.

By Sarah ThelwallPublished:2015 Type: research


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Arts access programme for regional South Australian communities

Country Arts SA is one of South Australia’s largest arts organisations, providing arts and services across regional South Australia through a range of arts programs and initiatives, the management of performing and visual arts venues, and the provision of grant funding which supports the creative endeavours of communities and individuals. This case study provides a brief overview of the work of the Country Arts’ Learning Connections programme and shares some of the challenges they face when working in rural areas with a geographically widespread group of artists and schools.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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A model for sustainable arts marketing in the education sector

Founded in 2002 the Windmill Theatre is a not-for-profit performing arts company based in Adelaide, Australia. This case study describes how Windmill's award-winning Arts Community and Education Program reflects the company's belief that capturing the imaginations of young people early in their development helps to establish a life-long love of the arts. Using educators to facilitate direct dialogue between artists and young audiences, their projects include Artists in Residence (AIR) programmes, participatory workshops, university-based research projects and a schools’ education programme targeted at the Australian education sector.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Arts Attendance in Ireland 2012-2013

Arts Audiences works within Ireland to build knowledge and expertise within the arts about audiences through a range of initiatives and training courses. Arts Audiences is funded by The Arts Council/ An Chomairle Ealaoin and is a partnership initiative of The Arts Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust. The annual Arts Attendance in Ireland report for contains vital information on audiences for the arts in Ireland, by region and by artform to inform arts organisations in their planning and marketing. The report is drawn from the Target Group Index -details of which can be found in the report itself and produced …

Published:2014 Type: research


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Using cultural activities to engage children and young people during school holidays

This Australian case study outlines a school holiday arts and cultural programme providing sustained delivery of creative opportunities for children and young people in remote Indigenous communities.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Growing arts and cultural participation and partnerships in regional communities

This case study from Queensland, Australia outlines how the Cultural Precinct has engaged with regional communities in recent years. Queensland’s Cultural Precinct has a strong presence in regional communities across the state, through touring programmes and exhibitions, artist workshops and residencies, performance simulcasts, collections loans, virtual access to collections, digital engagement projects, research and internships. These activities grow regional participation in arts and culture and support professional development of artists and arts and cultural workers. Some of the major ways the institutions at the Cultural Precinct have engaged with regional communities in recent years are outlined.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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The role of arts participation in regional well being

This paper is a summary of key areas of interest from Julia Anwar McHenry’s research thesis ‘The Arts and Social Well-being in Rural Communities: A Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment in the Mid West Region of Western Australia’. Anwar McHenry’s thesis is the outcome of a research project on the role of the arts in the social well-being in the Mid West with a particular focus on the nature and impacts of the arts in rural communities.

Published:2014 Type: research


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Growing community arts with people with disabilities

This Australian case study gives an overview of an ongoing partnership between the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts and Nulsen (acknowledged as a leader in Australia in the field of caring for people with profound and severe disabilities). The partnership was designed to enable Nulsen residents to thrive in the artist community and find a place in the larger Victoria Park community. This case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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How the arts can make a difference to community cohesion, social well being and rural regeneration

This publication from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts features 10 case studies that show the role arts can play in helping to build inclusive, cohesive groups and address health and social concerns. 

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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What do venues think makes effective copy for touring events?

In this two and half minute video, marketers and managers from five small scale arts centres talk to Heather Maitland about the kind of copy they need from touring companies. All the venues are members of Theatre Forum, the industry body for the performing arts in Ireland.

By Theatre ForumPublished:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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What do venues need from touring companies?

In this five minute video, marketers and managers from five small scale arts centres in Ireland talk to Heather Maitland about what they need from touring companies.

By Theatre ForumPublished:2014 Type: guide-toolkit


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Using innovation to develop library as a ‘concept’ media centre

At DOK, Holland’s 'Library Concept Center' in Delft, exploring new innovation is at the core of what they do. In this article Doklab founder and director Erik Boekesteijn introduces the DOK library and the innovative work at Doklab. DOK can best be described as a media center that combines three unique collections: music and film, literature, and art; and is the most frequently visited public institute in Delft. This is full text about the article

Published:2014 Type: article


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An exploration of the potential of music in youth justice

This review by US consultancy WolfBrown was commissioned by the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2012. The purpose of the review was to invite readers and stakeholders – including organisations, musicians, staff, and advocates–to think about three key questions:  What exactly can music (or, more broadly, the arts) contribute to the reform of juvenile justice systems? What constitutes making that contribution responsibly and well? How do we build evidence that music (or the arts more broadly) make a difference in the lives of youth, staff, families, or facilities? The study involved extensive desk research as well as contributions from …

Published:2014 Type: research


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Building creative capital through the arts and cultural education

This paper by Dr Dennie Palmer Wolf and Dr Steven Holochwost from US cultural consultancy WolfBrown draws on new understandings of creativity, as well as a number of WolfBrown projects, to suggest that a focus on building creative capital is a powerful way to think about planning for, executing, and measuring the impact of the arts and culture. By way of example, they examine how this framework has informed and energised one of the most active sectors of WolfBrown’s work: arts and cultural education. They begin by considering what ‘creative capital’ means in its broadest sense and argue the case …

Published:2014 Type: article


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Using a library as an arts incubator

Since 2004, the Children’s Writer-in-Residence programme funded by the Associates of the Boston Public Library, has been providing emerging children’s writers with financial support and a quiet space needed to complete one literary piece of work. This programme is a great example of a library serving as an arts incubator. By providing an office and a stipend (internship), the writer is given the opportunity to dedicate time to their writing. The library's collections can also provide a source of inspiration.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Understanding and measuring the value of the arts

How can arts organisations measure if they have an influence on the quality of life that they might want? In this keynote speech we are shown a participative process in six stages that makes any impact visible and recognises the intangible value of arts activity and its contribution to the quality of life.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Breaking down the barriers to arts in schools

‘All Our Futures’, the government report into creative and cultural education, put forward a case for more integrated arts activities in schools. In this keynote speech we are urged to change our conceptions of ‘culture’ and ‘art’ – as the arts is often regarded as a remote and separate activity, something that exists outside the other areas of our life.

Published:2013 Type: article


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How arts organisations can use blogs to engage with the local community

Kate Feld spoke with Suzanne Stein, Head of Community Engagement at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in California about Open Space - the museum’s innovative and wildly successful blog. The blog provides a place where the local community and the SFMOMA community can be visible and in dialogue with each other.  This case study illustrates how arts organisations can use blogs in a more meaningful way.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How the performing arts can improve the lives of adults accessing social care

In 2012 St Helens Council’s Arts Service were awarded funding from Arts Council England to develop a cultural connections programme. Other Ways of Telling explored how the arts can improve the lives of people who are accessing or who are at risk of needing to access Adult Social Care and Health Services. The programme was delivered by Collective Encounters, a theatre company specialising in theatre for social change. This report draws on evaluations conducted with participants, audiences, stakeholders and staff.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How to build a good relationship with the local press

Do you feel like you’re sending your press releases out into the void? Helen Nugent, former Times journalist and founding editor of cultural website Northern Soul, shares her secrets for building a more fruitful relationship with your local arts journalist.

Published:2013 Type: article


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The impact of changing demographics on the arts

There is substantial evidence that significant demographic changes will have had a demonstrable impact on the arts by 2025. A growing, ageing, and better-educated population, with more non-traditional households and new ideas about community mean the arts will have to adapt to remain relevant. This report provides an overview of some research into this area.

Published:2013 Type: research


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You wrote a book, now what?

Angela Jackson’s debut novel The Emergence of Judy Taylor has been received with great critical acclaim and is through to the final three of Amazon Rising Stars 2013.  In this article Angela reflects on how her background in arts PR helped her prepare to launch her own work, albeit there were many new lessons she had to learn along the way.  This is a fascinating read for those working in the literature world and indeed for anyone hoping to become a published author.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Size isn’t everything: designing a questionnaire

Many arts and cultural organisations utilise research and evaluation to enable them to make evidence-based decisions, and this often includes the use of audience or member surveys, or feedback forms, to gather information. In this short article, research consultant Ruth Stevenson discusses the merits of carefully designed, concise questionnaires and the benefits for the researcher and the respondent.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Improving the visitor experience at cultural venues

Heather Walker draws on her work as a consultant for the Roundhouse to explore how cultural venues can improve visitor experience through a more unified approach to visitor and customer services.

By Heather WalkerPublished:2013 Type: article


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Using a blend of techniques to market family shows

Oxford Playhouse presents and produces a wide range of live performances including tours of its own shows under the banner of Playhouse Plays Out (PPO), an on-going series of off-site productions and events which happen at surprising and unusual locations across the county. This case study describes how digital, guerilla and viral marketing techniques were used to promote the PPO production of Bicycle Boy. Aimed at 5-to-8-year-olds, Bicycle Boy ran for 12 performances in May 2013 in a specially converted garage just half a mile from Oxford Playhouse.

By Richard MatthewsPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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Sponsorship: collaboration between marketing and development teams

Despite pockets of excellence, there are still huge opportunities for increased collaboration between marketing and development teams when it comes to delivering visionary, clever and results-driven sponsorship, both within the arts and cultural industries and businesses.  In this article sponsorship consultant Marah Winn Moon discusses the ways in which marketing and development teams can work together and the benefits of creative partnerships for both the arts and cultural organisations and the businesses supporting them.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Pitching to the UK national press from the regions

Arts organisations located outside of London struggle to get their fair share of national press even before the news industry entered crisis mode. Now the latest round of belt tightening has seen travel budgets slashed and editorial cuts across the board. Don’t despair, says seasoned arts PR Catharine Braithwaite. With the right approach and some good planning, culture in the regions can still make the national pages.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Canterbury Festival on audience development

Canterbury Festival is an annual international arts festival that runs for two weeks every October. As well as programming national and international performance during those two weeks, the Festival strives to maintain a year-round presence by supporting new projects and the wider arts scene in East Kent. This case study describes how the Festival's Prosper project raised awareness through supporting experimentation and collaboration to widen the Festival’s engagement within the cultural sector in the region.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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The director’s cut – key challenges for museums and galleries

Things have changed dramatically in the past 25 years in visual arts marketing and in particular how we think about our audiences. In this article the author reviews the period and provides a 'once in a lifetime' case study from Manchester City Galleries. You'll find details about what approach was taken in order to put audiences at the heart of the organisation and position the gallery at the forefront of the city's cultural life and visual arts scene.

Published:2013 Type: article


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The impact of culture on the northwest economy

Demonstrating the economic impact of culture has become increasingly more important. This study examines how culture is an integral part of the whole economic renaissance strategy to enhance growth and wealth across the northwest. You'll find facts and figures along with supporting case studies to demonstrate the impact of the creative industries, regeneration, arts, museums, libraries, archives, heritage, sport and the tourist economy.

Published:2013 Type: research


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