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New fund strikes the right chord with music industry talent

Welcome to the first of my posts on the Arts Council’s blog channel. This blog and the ones which follow will give me and others working here - and within the sector in general - a space to communicate our passion for arts and culture and to share some of our knowledge about current issues. It’s also a place for conversation and I’m looking forward to reading some of your thoughts on the topics we talk about.

Live chat with Alan Davey

Live chat with Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Thursday 24 January 2013.

Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the live chats will be posted below.

Upcoming live chat information and transcripts can be found here. Join the live chat conversation #ACElivechat.

The live chat begins at 12pm.

Live chat with Alan Davey

Live chat with Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, Wednesday 28 November 2012.

Welcome to the Arts Council live chat blog. Questions and answers from the live chats will be posted below.

Upcoming live chat information and transcripts can be found here. Join the live chat conversation #ACElivechat.

The live chat begins at 12pm.

Artists' international development interview: Nathan Jones

This summer poet, performer and Creative Director of Mercy Nathan Jones, used Artists' international development funding for a five-day research trip to Berlin culminating in an Electronic Voice Phenomena performance at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and a workshop for Berlin-based artists in Liverpool.

We asked him about his work, the trip and his recommendations for artists undertaking a similar project.

Take Five at the London Jazz Festival

This weekend sees the end of the 20th edition of the London Jazz Festival. Forty events at the festival feature musicians who have participated in the talent development project Take Five, including a bespoke performance this Saturday by the 10 participants in the first edition of Take Five: Europe

Share your economic impact study and help make the case for arts investment

The cultural sector is a vital part of the UK’s economic success – delivering on a global and local scale. Economic impact studies are a great way to demonstrate the impact of our work and make the case for continued investment in arts and culture?

A number of tools have been developed that allow value to be measured using economic valuation methods but choosing the right one is not straightforward.

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Experiments in mobile ticketing

Are you thinking about trying out a mobile ticketing model for your venue? Watch our video update on the progress of ‘LSO Pulse’, London Symphony Orchestra’s pilot digital R&D project which is testing mobile marketing and ticketing, allowing students to purchase discounted concert tickets through mobile apps.

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How do we make the arts and cultural sector more resilient?

It’s always a challenge, taking on a new area of policy development, especially when you are taking over from someone with so much expertise in the field. As I step in my colleague Andrea Stark’s shoes, I am filled with admiration for her thinking and hard work to date, as well as a degree of trepidation.

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