Welcoming diverse audiences and staff

Nick Ahad’s post today in the Yorkshire Post – not my normal reading matter but his article on making everyone feel welcome in theatres (http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/columnists/nick-ahad-it-is-the-responsibility-of-theatres-to-make-everyone-feel-welcome-1-6513877) was a good one – brings yet again… Continue reading

Freeing creativity

In about two weeks, I am going to Nantes to be the Moderator of the first Open Conference of the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA).  The theme of the event, and, indeed, the… Continue reading

The Arts, the Creative Industries and Us

Yet another piece (this time by Will Straw, link below), another think tank (the IPPR), another institution (the CBI) sounding the drum for the creative industries. Why is it that Govt doesn’t hear… Continue reading

Resilience

Judging by the Facebook and Twitter posts I’ve seen over the last week or so, I have the impression that not many people were sorry to see the back of 2013. For me,… Continue reading

Michael Kaiser’s 25 Rules for Fundraising

Looking through old files, I found this document from Michael Kaiser’s roadshow for ACE England a few years ago:  it’s worth revisiting as our need to be more effective at fundraising becomes more… Continue reading

Looking back at 2013

Well, we’ve broken up for Christmas so it seems like a good time to look back on 2013 – it’s been a fairly extraordinary year: although, tbh, what year isn’t!  We seem to… Continue reading

5 Top Tips for working with a Board

  I’ve been thinking about Boards.  There seems to be such a spectrum of relationships, responsibilities and behaviours of Boards, either because of or even despite the requirements of Company Law, that I… Continue reading

CREATIVE CAPITAL, Yorkshire and The Humber – PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS ANNOUNCED

It is with great pleasure that we announce the names of the 20 organisations who will be participating in CidaCo’s Creative Capital Programme: Artlink Hull                … Continue reading

The Arts, the Creative Economy and the truth!

Last week, two important events happened:  NESTA launched its Manifesto for the Creative Economy.  The next day, apparently by the merest serendipity, the DCMS Secretary of State gave her first major speech about… Continue reading

Hell’s bells……….

Jo Verrent has very bravely looked hard and resurrected one good thing that we might acknowledge arose from Thatcher – it was the Enterprise Allowance Scheme: (http://www.joverrent.com/2013/04/what-have-i-got-to-thank-thatcher-for-anyone-else-remember-the-enterprise-allowance-scheme/). I applauded Jo’s memory (not to mention her… Continue reading