Are Yorkshire’s Arts Funding models fit for the future?

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In this this datacast Sarah Thelwall and Anamaria Wills, CEO of CidaCo the specialist training and consultancy company working in the cultural sector and beyond, discuss arts data from the region of Yorkshire and Humber (we were sitting in Leeds when we recorded this). This is using the ACE NPO data dashboard tool designed by Read the full article…

Meet the Finance advisors helping the creative industry flourish

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Launched across England in September 2014, Creative Industry Finance is a programme designed to assist creative and cultural enterprises in securing the finance and investment needed to develop and grow into sustainable businesses, and is delivered and managed by Creative United. Meet three of the Creative Industry Finance Advisors in this video (filmed by MyCake’s Read the full article…

MyCake’s ACE NPO 2011-12 Data Dashboard: Leo Sharrock of The Audience Agency

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Leo Sharrock, Head of Data Strategy, at The Audience Agency focuses on helping arts organisations gain insight from their audience data. We invited Leo to take a look at the ACE NPO data dashboard tool designed by MyCake, to allow quick and easy analysis of the 2011-2012 Arts Council England data compiled by National Portfolio Read the full article…

Insights from a pop-up store promoting Scottish designers

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An introduction to Scotland RE:DESIGNED’s pop-up store ‘Limited Edition’ with store manager Bryony Strange. The store was located at Ocean Terminal, a waterfront shopping centre in Leith designed by Sir Terrance Conran. It was curated by Scotland Re:Designed and featured 21 Scottish brands in  4000 sq feet space, offering womenswear, menswear, accessories, interiors, kidswear and shoes. What can you Read the full article…

10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics – IFKAD 2015

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Call for Abstracts: Is bigger always better? Examining the value and needs of independent freelancers and micro businesses as a key element in the global creative and cultural sector. Submissions of abstracts are invited to this Special Track mentioned above, on the theme of Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship to the 10th International Forum on Knowledge Read the full article…

Blast Theory – Part 2 – Interview with Matt Adams

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In the second part of our interview with Matt Adams, of internationally acclaimed artists’ group Blast Theory, we chatted to Matt about ratios of grant funding to earned income within the organisation. “We spend much more time and energy now on how we survive than we did 3 years ago or even six years ago“ Read the full article…