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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "theatre"

Ideas Test: the use of non-traditional art spaces to increase community engagement

A Creative People and Places case study for CultureHive. Ideas Test is a Creative People and Places funded project that aims to increase opportunities for people in Swale & Medway to take part in arts and creative activity in ways they choose.

By Ideas TestPublished:2019 Type: case-study


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OutdoorArts UK

Can you tell our readers a bit about what you do?   OutdoorArtsUK is a national membership and strategic organisation that aims to bring together the many diverse parts of the Outdoor Arts sector.   OutdoorArtsUK celebrates the wonderful work, amazing talent and tremendous achievements of the brilliant individuals, companies and organisations working in this most accessible of art forms.    What is the best way for people to approach you?   We can be contacted via email: info@outdoorartsuk.org or phone: 020 7388 9767    What makes your  organisation  stand out? How do you make a difference to the sector?   We are a member focused organisation; our Board is elected from the membership by the membership. We are …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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The DNA of Brand – Shakespeare’s Globe

Successful brands articulate a clear promise and deliver on that promise through every gesture, each and every time someone comes into contact. A successful brand can never be 'landed' from above. Organisation-wide consultation and creative discussion is essential. Morris Hargreaves McIntyre take us through their work on the re-brand of Shakespeare's Globe.

By Morris Hargreaves McIntyrePublished:2019 Type: article


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How I Cope – Cara Lee

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. By encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.       Cara Lee is a theatre writer.    How I Cope My name is Cara Lee, I’m a theatre writer as well as being a …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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How I Cope – Ruth Puckering

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. By encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.      Ruth Puckering is Interim Executive Director, Hull Truck Theatre   How I Cope Invited to write an article about How I Cope, my first thought is, …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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Encouraging Safer and More Supportive Working Practices in Theatre

A UK Theatre and SOLT handbook ensuring that everyone in theatre can prevent and tackle harassment and abuses of power ensuring a safer, more supportive, inclusive working environment.

By SOLT/UK TheatrePublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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Inspiring the Future of Theatre

UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre (SOLT) have embarked on a wide-reaching new industry initiative in partnership with Inspiring the Future, part of the charity Education and Employers.

By SOLT/UK TheatrePublished:2018 Type: article


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State of Theatre Access Report

VocalEyes have published the State of Museum Access 2017 report presenting the results of the latest audit of access information UK museum websites.

By VocalEyesPublished:2017 Type: guide-toolkit


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Theatre 2016 Hopes and Fears Survey Report

Discover the results of the Theatre 2016 ‘Hopes and Fears’ Survey in this report analysed by BON Culture.

By Bon CulturePublished:2016 Type: research


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Fundraising events: Chickenshed's gala programme

Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company based in a purpose-built venue in North London. They create theatre for all ages and run successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes throughout the year. This case study takes a look at Chickenshed’s hugely successful gala and events programme, which raises approximately 50% of Chickenshed’s fundraised income each year. Forecast income from fundraising events in 2015/16 is £1million.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Panto Wheels: a sponsored fundraising event in the arts

Panto Wheels is a scheme run by Cambridge Arts Theatre to help children from culturally and socially deprived areas of Cambridgeshire to attend the theatre's Christmas pantomime by subsidising the cost of travel. In 2013 Victoria Willingale did a sponsored bike ride to raise awareness and money for Panto Wheels. By working with local partners, including the local paper, she was able to get press and social media attention, raise £1,600 (plus Gift Aid) in sponsorship, and create a relationship that led to a £3,800 grant for the scheme.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Theatre by the Lake’s programming for families

Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) opened in 1999 and is located on the edge of Keswick in the Lake District. During October half term TBTL delivered a week of fun activities for families to encourage new family audiences to engage with the theatre. This case study is part of a series that supports the Family Arts Standards that have been developed by the Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust and provides guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Producing a ‘theatre in the home’ festival

Luoghi Comuni 2011 - “Teatro In Casa” was the third festival organised by Etre Associazione, a network of Italian performing arts companies.  The 2011 festival took place in Como and was focused on the long-standing Italian tradition of ‘theatre in the home’. This case study outlines the key objectives and activities of the festival together with the outcomes that came with producing a festival based solely on theatre in the home. It was written by audience development intern Erica Bernardi, supervised by Etre Director, Fabio Ferretti.  More information is available at http://www.dionisi.tv/etre.html.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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A culture of research ~ bringing research into your day-to-day practice

Katie Anderson, Marketing Director at Warwick Arts Centre gave AMA conference 2013 delegates an outline of what they've been doing about bringing research into the day-to-day operation at Warwick Arts Centre over the last couple of years.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Engaging communities beyond the building

York Theatre Royal takes a cross-departmental approach to engaging communities ensuring the whole organisation is audience focused. They build long-term relationships with visitors and participants by working with them to deliver artistic work. During this AMA conference 2013 session Abbigail Ollive and Alexander Wright shared details of how York Theatre Royal has transformed the impact it has on its community.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Attracting young theatre audiences in Sheffield

The How Much? Project was an audience development scheme aimed at developing new young theatre audiences in Sheffield. This research summary discusses the findings – the changes relating to price, product and promotion.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Implementing research and data capture for a touring company

Cheek by Jowl (CbJ) is an international theatre company, which operates in-house as an Associate Company at the Barbican Centre in London. As a touring theatre company, CbJ faces the ongoing challenge of trying to capture data, to refine and target their marketing activity, in the absence of any box office information. This case study describes how strategic planning has enabled CbJ to create a model for data capture that can be used when operating as a resident company in other venues thereby helping to develop a successful marketing campaign. 

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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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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RSC on blogging behind the scenes

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) invite members of the cast of each production to blog about their experiences through the rehearsal period. These blogs provide a fascinating insight into the actor's life and the making of theatre at one of the world's renowned classical companies. In this case study, writer and blogging consultant Kate Feld speaks to Danny Evans, RSC Content manager about how it all happens.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Raising awareness through digital animation

The Royal Shakespeare Company successfully used this "Billy Shakespeare" animation trailer to launch their new digital theatre project Midsummer Night's Dreaming in June 2013. The trailer was used in emails and blogs, and embedded into social media and news websites, including project partners Google+, which helped to promote this project to both new and existing audiences.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Theatre reviews in the regions

A depth of knowledge and a genuine passion is essential for an informed review. This article discusses the relationship between theatres and arts critics in the regions from the reviewer's perspective. It discusses the devaluing of star ratings to reviews and the role of the critic to enlighten, educate and entertain readers, whilst allowing them to form their own value judgements.

Published:2013 Type: article


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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.

By Kerry MichaelPublished:2013 Type: article


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