Benchmark Bulletin 8 – latest look at creative-business-finances

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In this our 8th bulletin we’ve decided to look at how the profile of your business model changes as the business grows. As ever the data is drawn from our users so it’s real creatives with real businesses that drive both the data and what we do. This bulletin should help you ask questions about Read the full article…

What do creatives really need to thrive?

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In this video we again talk to David Bain of From Drawn in Bristol about what creatives really need next in Bristol to be able to thrive. This is the fifth and final video in our series investigating the creative industry landscape in Bristol. These are all very relevant to creatives in the South West. Read the full article…

How to support craft in the UK: new report published

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‘Mixture Matters’ report reveals challenges and opportunities in the business models of contemporary craft development organisations. Catalyst Craft Consortium publish ‘Mixture Matters’ report by MyCake founder Sarah Thelwall. A consortium of five nationally acclaimed organisations have commissioned a report to investigate the challenges and opportunities in the business models of contemporary craft development organisations. The Read the full article…

How to build a professional network: From Drawn to Made in Bristol

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Today we launch a new set of videos investigating the creative industry landscape in Bristol. These are all very relevant to creatives in the South West, but can also offer useful insights to any non-london based individuals and organisations are the insights and lessons are transferable to similar creative ecosystems across the country. In this 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…