Some useful bits & pieces...

This includes handy templates, toolkits, and newly published reports from the creative and cultural sector. We add new resources to this page every few weeks so please come back soon to have a look. To keep up-to-date with new resources and our take on them please subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

AUDIENCE PROFILING AND MAPPING 2014-2016

The Creative People and Places programme currently funds projects to get more people choosing, creating and taking part in creative experiences in areas where there are fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts. This report describes who the Creative People and Places programme reached in its first three years – 2014, 2015 and 2016.

MAILCHIMP: THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) WHAT IT IS, WHAT WE ARE DOING, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO

A handy guide to unsure those who use MailChimp are GDPR compliant.

GETTING READY FOR GDPR

A useful guide to the new regulations – presentation from Andrew Thomas,  The Ticketing Institute and Leo Shamrock, The Audience Agency at the 2017 Arts Marketing Association Conference, Belfast.

PREPARING FOR THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

This guide from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018.

FIT FOR THE FUTURE: INVESTING IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS, A GUIDE FOR THE ARTS

This guide aims to help arts organisations integrate environmental sustainability into capital projects from conception through to completion, focusing mainly on larger capital projects but with insights relevant to projects of any size and scale.

MAKING DIGITAL WORK TOOLKIT

This handy toolkit includes is a suite of downloadable resources, tips and articles aimed at arts and culture organisations who wish to improve existing digital products and services or develop new ones. It takes you through the why, who, what and how of digital product development. The framework for this has been created by a collective of practitioners drawn from arts, media and from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts projects.

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MUSEUMS IN ENGLAND

Published in February 2015, the report presents a national analysis of the economic impact of museums sector in the UK. Calculation determine direct and indirect impacts and build on the methodology used in The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy 2013 by Arts Council England. This report encompasses the full range of museum types providing, for the first time, an analysis of all museums operating across England.

CAPTIVE REPORT

Our audience development report for the company Motionhouse’s outdoor touring dance theatre performance, Captive. We carried out in-depth audience and stakeholder research in four West Midlands areas identified as having low levels of arts engagement according to Arts Council research.

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES ECONOMIC ESTIMATES

Official Statistics measuring the contribution made by the Creative Industries to the UK Economy, including Employment, GVA and Exports of Services. These estimates are Official Statistics published in January 2015 and have been produced to the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

ECOLOGY OF CULTURE REPORT JOHN HOLDEN

A report commissioned by the AHRC’s Cultural Value Project which argues that the UK’s ‘cultural ecology’ is intensively interlinked, with many strengths, but also points of vulnerability.

The report covers a wide variety of cultural forms, including the visual arts, dance, fashion, choral music, popular music, and film.

NETWORK OF EUROPEAN MUSEUM ORGANISATIONS (NEMO): MONEY MATTERS. THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF MUSEUMS

The 2016 Annual Conference of NEMO addressed the economic value of museums. The publication covers questions around this topic from different perspectives including value creation in museums, spill-over effects and the role of the right business model for museum institution.

DCMS: UK DIGITAL STRATEGY

In March 2017 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published the new digital strategy for the UK. One section highlights the power of data UK economy and the importance to strengthen skills in this area.

BRITISH COUNCIL: HOW SHAKESPEARE IS VIEWED AROUND THE GLOBE AND THE ROLE HIS WORK CAN PLAY TO SUPPORT THE UK’s SOFT POWER

A study commissioned by the British Council revealed the international recognition of Shakespeare as an essential part of UK’s culture and how this favourably impacts UK’s image worldwide. The report also highlights opportunities, which unfold for economic impact of creative industries and the cultural sector in the UK.

UNESCO: CULTURE URBAN FUTURE: CULTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

The global report published by UNESCO in 2016 examines the power of culture as key resource for urban development. Using international case studies, it presents evidence for the contribution that culture has made to urban development in the past and a framework to implement the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda in the future.