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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "volunteers"

A Best Practice Guide to Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering

A guide to best practice written by Creative & Cultural Skills to accompany Arts Council England's ambition to promote a diverse and skilled workforce in the cultural sector.

By Creative & Cultural SkillsPublished:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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Jerusalem: Involving local participants to create a professional production

The Jerusalem Project saw The Common Players Theatre Company, in partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre and local promoters, bring Jez Butterworth’s award winning play to the West Country on tour. This report explains the audition/casting process, the relationship with promoter partners, the make up of the audience and their reaction to the piece. In addition, it looks at the economic impact the production had, and the social capital generated for audiences and participants.

Published:2014 Type: research


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Cross-departmental working on marketing strategy

Open-City is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to be at the centre of creating better places – and a better city. With a limited budget and no specific marketing role within its team, this case study describes how Open-City delivers a marketing campaign and plan, which is shared by all staff and volunteers.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Researching audiences at outdoor events and festivals

The toolkit and guidelines for audiences at outdoor events and festival aim to provide a framework to measuring and evidencing the impact of an outdoor event. The guidelines provide practical advice for audience research at un-ticketed cultural festivals and other events in the following sections: research principles, data collection methods, evidencing success, estimating audience size, questionnaires and surveys, working with volunteers and assessing economic impact.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Large-scale public arts project evaluation – RedBall UK

An evaluation and case study of a large-scale, mutlidimensional arts tour and education project. Torbay Council brought an award-winning, interventionist work of public art, RedBall UK, to the streets, enriching cultural tourists' experiences and allowing visitors to see familiar places in a new light.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Museum volunteering evaluation programme

In Touch was an innovative Cultural Heritage volunteering programme delivered by Manchester Museum and Imperial War Museum North (IWM North) in partnership with Trafford College and Salford City College and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The model focused on personal and skills development for a specific group of socially-excluded people who are significantly under-represented in the museum volunteer workforce. The study examined who volunteered and why, the transformative achievements of the volunteers - including personal learning, confidence, social skills and employability. It also explored the legacies of the programme and impacts on the two museums.

Published:2013 Type: research


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New ways of engaging audiences with historic collections through user-generated interpretation

This paper provides a short overview of the HLF-funded Pre-Raphaelite Experiment, where Manchester Art Gallery trialled new ways of engaging audiences with historic collections through user-generated interpretation. The year-long programme brought families, community groups, schools and volunteers together to re-evaluate one of the city’s highly valued but potentially insufficiently-understood cultural assets. In a significant departure to the Gallery's standard approach to interpretation, one room was transformed into an evocative environment designed to focus responses on four key Pre-Raphaelite work in a more collaborative dialogue.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Crowdfunding explained for voluntary arts and crafts groups

This brief guide explains what crowdfunding is, what the benefits are for voluntary arts and crafts groups and gives some tips about how to use WeDidThis effectively.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Volunteer Engagement

Case study looking at engaging volunteers for National Parks. The aim of the project was to ensure long term and sustainable engagement between new audiences and National Parks. The project recruited volunteer champions who were given personal development plans, training and given specific activities to carry out. Benefits for the champions were clearly outlined. Learning from the project is described.  

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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The impact on volunteers: Liverpool European Capital of Culture

Liverpool hosted the European Capital of Culture in 2008. This report seeks to explore the impact of being a Liverpool 08 volunteer, in particular the ways in which being involved affected their cultural interests and levels of participation in cultural activity. It explores whether volunteers' personal aspirations have been met, and what changes they have experienced as a result of their participation.  

Published:2013 Type: research


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A model for volunteer engagement

This presentation offers a model for volunteer engagement in the cultural sector based 'Mosaic', a National Parks project. Describing the process of their 'volunteer champions', the author argues that elements of the model could be adapted to the cultural sector, such as recruitment and induction, personal development plans and group leader visits. The project aimed to contribute towards a long term and sustainable engagement between new audiences and National Parks.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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The Green Guide

Understanding and marketing to rural audiences for large- and middle-scale venues.

Published:2012 Type: guide-toolkit


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