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.
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.
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.
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.