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Flash Sale! Family Arts Conference 2017, 15 March

Flash Sale! Family Arts Conference 2017, 15 March

Family Arts Campaign are offering 25% off places at the Family Arts Conference for a few days this week. They asked us to let the Future Arts Centres’ community know. Reduced places are £97.50 + VAT. To claim your discount, just enter code FLASH25 when…

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Tell me again, why do you want to work in Stockton?

Tell me again, why do you want to work in Stockton?

National organisations are under increasing pressure to deliver activity across the country, but are they best placed to do that? Our London-based ‘national’ organisations are great at what they do, and of course we would all like to see more people from across the country…

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Future Arts Centres at IETM

Future Arts Centres at IETM

As part of the international work being undertaken by Future Arts Centres, following an Ambition for Excellence award from Arts Council England, nine CEOs from UK arts centres recently travelled to Valencia to attend an IETM meeting. IETM is an international network for contemporary performing…

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IETM – Time for thinking…

IETM – Time for thinking…

I love conferences.  It’s not just about learning new things and visiting ‘other’ interesting places (both of which are always a bonus) but because they get me out of the office and give me time to think.  The freedom to think at conference is my…

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IETM – Tips from a first timer…

IETM – Tips from a first timer…

As a first time attendee at an IETM plenary session I thought it might be useful to record a few personal observations and tips from a personal, rookie’s point of view, in case they might be useful to someone in the future… 1. ITEM used…

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IETM Valencia – A Crossroads

IETM Valencia – A Crossroads

This time last week, I was representing Lincoln Drill Hall at the most recent gathering of IETM – Informal European Theatre Meeting. Along with the other eight founding members of Future Arts Centres, this was the first step in delivering an Ambitions for Excellence award…

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Future Arts Centres 2016 – What can we do together? Part II

Future Arts Centres 2016 – What can we do together? Part II

Bringing over 60 arts centre CEOs and senior managers together in one place is no mean feat, but the desire for people to meet with other arts centre leaders was very apparent at the Future Arts Centres meeting at Rich Mix in April. The day…

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Future Arts Centres 2016: What can we do together?

Future Arts Centres 2016: What can we do together?

On Monday 25 April, more than 60 CEOs from arts centres across the UK will gather for a meeting at Rich Mix in London. This will be the second event organised under the Future Arts Centres banner. Where the first event in 2014 brought leaders…

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Ticket pricing explored – Part 2

Ticket pricing explored – Part 2

In the second of our Future Arts Centres blogs about how arts centres are experimenting with innovative pricing models, Annabel Turpin reports on ARC Stockton’s first full year of Pay What You Decide pricing. Yes, I’m still blathering on about Pay What You Decide. If…

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Stratford Circus: an arts centre at the heart of Newham

Stratford Circus: an arts centre at the heart of Newham

Tania Wilmer, director of Stratford Circus Arts Centre, talks about how arts centres can contribute to their local community, drawing on her work in Newham. In January every Year 6 child in the London borough of Newham will see Akram Khan Company’s new work, Chotto Desh…

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