Data As Culture

Lighthouse presents a selection of the works and events featured as part of exhibitions at the Open Data Institute in London and FutureEverything Festival in Manchester. The Data as Culture programme explores the wider implications of the culture of open data on culture itself, challenging our understanding of what data is, and how it affects Read the full article…

Call to Artists to be inspired by Cliftonville, Margate

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Artists from the UK and Northern France are being invited to apply for residencies providing an opportunity to spend time in Cliftonville and to make new work inspired by the area. The opportunity forms part of Home: an ambitious new programme of artists’ residencies and commissions that will take place during 2014 and early 2015. Read the full article…

DATA CRUNCHERS: MyCake and DONATE are collaborating on cultural data development

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MyCake’s Culture Benchmark, specialising in business data in the arts, is launching a collaboration with digital giving experts the National Funding Scheme (registered charity no. 1149800) and their DONATE platform, to combine the resources of both organisations, in order to better understand and utilise cultural data. Both organisations have a shared objective of improving data Read the full article…

How do I cost my work and services? – #MoneyMatters with MyCake

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Since the start of the year Yorkshire Artspace, through their Studio 54 online resource, have been running the popular professional development programme for creative entrepreneurs called Starting Out. Having met many early career artists, craftspeople and designer-makers over the last 13 years, Studio 54 has the know how to make your creative venture into a Read the full article…

How to Culture Benchmark: setting up a new form

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Welcome to the How to Culture Benchmark series of posts where we will show you, and your team of cultural professionals, a look inside the Culture Benchmark dashboard. Any organisation with a subscription to the Culture Benchmark has access to this area. In this first short video Sarah demonstrates how to set up a new Read the full article…

So what do creative professionals need to know about finance – video recap

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On 12th March 2014, Sarah Thelwall joined Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford online to explain some basics of finance for creatives using her Plain English style. Sarah is a strategist and consultant in the Creative Industries and grand dame founder of MyCake.org, our resource for online financial management and benchmarking business tools. Sarah Read the full article…

From studio to pop up gallery: Sarah meets artist Kellie Miller as she ventures into retail

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In January Lauren and Sarah met with artist Kellie Miller at her new pop up gallery in Brighton’s Lanes. Kellie kindly let us film a series of short ‘top tips’ videos in the beautifully presented Kellie Miller Arts gallery space, the videos will form part of the work we are doing this May with Yorkshire Read the full article…

Be Smart About Art: What do creative professionals need to know about finance? Tonight 8pm

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Be Smart About Art runs a series of free online sessions called Second-Wednesday Webinars. They cover essential knowledge for professionals working in the arts sector and are given by specially chosen experts. Tonight’s webinar will be given by our very own Sarah Thelwall and will address the question What do creative professionals need to know Read the full article…

Benchmarking for Catalyst Arts orgs: What we learnt

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We spent Wednesday 19th Feb with some 30 ACE Catalyst funded organisations to look at how to use data to help them plan and measure the successes of their income generating activities. Sarah Thelwall was joined by William Makower and Paul Cutts of the National Funding Scheme who gave an overview of how Donate works Read the full article…