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The Art of Programming

The Art of Programming

As arts venues across the country ready themselves for the start of their Autumn seasons, Annabel Turpin, Chief Executive of ARC, Stockton shares some of the challenges  and opportunities of programming a multi-artform venue. As far as I know, there is no such thing as ‘programming…

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The Theatre Charter: an arts centre perspective

The Theatre Charter: an arts centre perspective

Last week, a new Theatre Charter was published (www.theatre-charter.co.uk) “to instruct casual and future audience members as to what is acceptable behaviour”. The Theatre Charter suggests that ‘bad behaviour’ is putting off regular customers (although fails to cite any evidence of this), describes mobile phone…

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Wish You Were Here: The Relationship Between Arts Centres and Tourism

Wish You Were Here: The Relationship Between Arts Centres and Tourism

As the summer heat settles in, and holiday season begins, Richard Foster, Chief Executive of Lake District-based venue Brewery Arts, reflects on the relationship between arts centres and tourism.  For many rural locations the local art centre is “the arts.” Without a variety of art…

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What does an arts centre mean to you?

What does an arts centre mean to you?

In the wake of the National Portfolio announcement last week, a few artists answer the question ‘What does an arts centre mean to you?’. Have a look at their responses below:   I am so at home at the Albany these days I realise I…

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National Partnership of Arts Centres responds to Arts Council England Announcement

National Partnership of Arts Centres responds to Arts Council England Announcement

All nine National Partnership of Arts Centres members receive stand still funding 178 Combined Arts Organisations are part of the National Portfolio In line with 75% of National Portfolio Organisations, the nine National Partnership of Arts Centres members (ARC Stockton, artsdepot, Brewery Arts Centre, the…

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The Future of Arts Centres at a time of Local Authority Cuts

The Future of Arts Centres at a time of Local Authority Cuts

Tracy Cooper, Chief Executive of artsdepot, shares how the venue survived a 100% Local Authority funding cut in 2010 – and why it is now stronger than ever. As reported in The Stage (12.6.14) Simon Mellor, ACE’s Executive Director recently said ‘Local authority arts cuts…

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Networking: Nice to Do or Need to Do?

Networking: Nice to Do or Need to Do?

Chris Kirkwood, Chief Executive of Lincoln Drill Hall, on the value of being part of the Lincolnshire One Venues Network. Find out more about the network here. I have been working in the arts sector in the East Midlands for just over 10 years now. …

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The Future Is Bright – Future Arts Centres

The Future Is Bright – Future Arts Centres

Chris Kirkwood, Chief Executive of Lincoln Drill Hall, shares his thoughts on the Future Arts Centres conference. This was originally posted on his blog, Theatre Nobody. In a climate of uncertainty, where resources are stretched and when the whole arts sector is fighting harder than…

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Future Arts Centres (12 May)… a snapshot

Future Arts Centres (12 May)… a snapshot

A week on from Future Arts Centres, here is a quick peek at some images captured on the day. We’ll be updating the blog soon with more documentation and outcomes from the event. Thanks to Marianne Chua for manning the camera!

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Future Arts Centres: A Provocation

Future Arts Centres: A Provocation

As the first Future Arts Centres event kicks off at Stratford Circus today, Clare Connor (Stratford Circus) and Gavin Barlow (The Albany), Co-Chairs of NPAC, share their thinking on why the conversation about the arts centres of tomorrow is more crucial than ever before. The…

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