Theatre-maker and writer, Lucy Neal is working on a handbook mapping creative practices that inspire a sustainable future. Here she describes a residency with other artists at the Arvon Foundation retreat. Playing For Time is funded by Arts Council England and Transition Network, in partnership with Arvon, the Centre for Alternative Technology and the new economics foundation.
Rachel McGuire, a Research Officer at Arts Council England, talks about our recently published regional Taking Part profiles, which look at cultural engagement across England, and the value of data in arts and culture.
Last week I attended two presentations given to Arts Council England Relationship Managers by Catherine Langabeer, Operations Director at Julie's Bicycle. Her talk focused on the background to why Sustainability matters, what the arts council is asking of organisations and how Julie’s Bicycle helps to deliver this.
Pass It On is a short film by Company of Angels, with a ‘target audience’ of children at primary schools – though hopefully everyone can enjoy it. We made it for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), and it is distributed through YouTube.
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.