The business case for the Arts

The Centre for Economics and Business Research has just published research into the economic value of arts activity, entitled Arts & culture’s economic contribution – An analysis of the macroeconomic contribution of the arts and culture and of their contribution through spillover effects (May 7, 2013).. The report was commissioned in November by Arts Council … Read moreThe business case for the Arts

Accessible Theatre

Following the post about BSL, I’ve been alerted to a site dedicated to advice on theatre access: The See a Voice project was set up between October 2006 and March 2010 by the charities STAGETEXT and VocalEyes, who provide captioning and audio description respectively. The website is still live and has useful information. So, what … Read moreAccessible Theatre

BSL Technical theatre glossary

A great project has just been published online, which is to translate some of the most important terms from technical theatre into British Sign Language (BSL). Lead by Ali Pottinger and funded by Arts Council England, the glossary comes as a series of short videos, each on subject area; each term is translated along with … Read moreBSL Technical theatre glossary

Five Leadership Mistakes Of The Galactic Empire – Forbes

Always a sucker for a dramatic management metaphor, I was delighted to come across this article about Star Wars. Having been suspicious about the Darth Vader approach to motivation, I stand corrected in that blame should be placed fair and square at the feet of the Emperor himself. And then run away very quickly. Five … Read moreFive Leadership Mistakes Of The Galactic Empire – Forbes

UCAS statistics for the Arts & Creative Industries are deeply worrying – Jarvis | The Labour Party

The arts are one of the main drivers of industry innovation, through design, presentation and merchandising of product; in education delivering crucial interpersonal and collaborative skills through drama that are fundamental to management and sales. The danger of caricaturing these areas as ‘Mickey Mouse degrees’ compared to traditional skills of analysis, is that it wastes … Read moreUCAS statistics for the Arts & Creative Industries are deeply worrying – Jarvis | The Labour Party