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  • Money Matters! Useful links for the Dynamism Principle

    Money Matters!  Useful links for the Dynamism Principle

    In researching for the Money Matters! campaign we have discovered a number of resources, toolkits and other articles which may help organisations consider the three pillars of the Dynamism Investment Principle. As the campaign is now over and we begin to gather all the resources into one place we thought it would be useful to […]

  • Arvon: converting in person courses to online

    Arvon: converting in person courses to online

    For their work in comprehensively, rapidly and successfully digitising their programme of courses, sustaining a stable income stream through the Covid-19 pandemic, Arvon were recently shortlisted by the Digital Culture Network for a Digital Culture Award for Income Generation through 2021. Since the 1960s, Arvon has been famous for their week-long residential writing courses at […]

  • Interview: Hilary Carty; Director, Clore Leadership

    Interview: Hilary Carty; Director, Clore Leadership

    Hilary heads up Clore Leadership – the first initiative in the UK aimed at developing and strengthening leadership potential across the cultural and creative sectors. We were delighted to spend time with Hilary asking her about the needs of cultural leaders right now and the main barriers to change and growth for organisations at the […]

  • Interview: Bernard Donoghue; CEO, ALVA

    Interview: Bernard Donoghue; CEO, ALVA

    Bernard wears a lot of hats. He’s CEO of ALVA (the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) – which represents its members to Government, media and business in order to lobby for support for the sector. We borrowed some time from his busy schedule to ask him about financing in the cultural sector, particularly in a […]

  • Interview: Tim Maycock, Acting CEO & Finance and Planning Director, Birmingham Hippodrome

    Interview: Tim Maycock, Acting CEO & Finance and Planning Director, Birmingham Hippodrome

    Tim Maycock’s career spans both cultural sector finance, but also big business. He’s currently Head of Finance at Birmingham Hippodrome, with an annual turnover of £25m. Prior to working at the Hippodrome, Tim was the personal wealth manager for one of the richest men in the UK. We caught up with him to see what […]

  • Repurposing a deconsecrated Church into a thriving arts and community space

    Repurposing a deconsecrated Church into a thriving arts and community space

    x-church, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire In 2005 Marcus Hammond saw an advert for sale of the deconsecrated Church of St. John the Divine in his local newspaper. He bought it for £75,000, using funds left after his father died. Hammond’s father was a church architect, and before his passing he surveyed and drew up plans for the […]

  • Financial glossary

    Financial glossary

    We’ve provided this working financial glossary as a resource to help elucidate different financial terms, and how they can be understood and applied fruitfully in the Arts and Cultural sector. Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD): a methodology for how to mobilise self-organising community groups to achieve change and development by identifying often unrealised or under-utilised resources […]

  • Live Theatre’s deliberate strategy for financial growth and security

    Live Theatre’s deliberate strategy for financial growth and security

    Live Theatre in Newcastle could see “the writing on the wall” in terms of the future direction of funding: year by year there is less and less of it. They worked with a consultant to plan strategic investment in 3 enterprises instead

  • Digital Co-ordinator post – ways to apply (if you don’t do downloads)

    Digital Co-ordinator post – ways to apply (if you don’t do downloads)

    As mentioned in the Job Advert post – if you prefer to post your answers on the application form – please send audio or video files (or a link where we can download them) to board@creativeadvantagefund.co.uk. Remember to keep your answers short – no more than 2 minutes on any answer. Be brief. If you […]

  • Job advert: Digital Co-ordinator (Freelance) for the Money Matters! online January Campaign.

    Job advert: Digital Co-ordinator (Freelance) for the Money Matters! online January Campaign.

    As part of the work for Money Matters! announced earlier this week, we are looking for a creative person with digital expertise to plan, prepare and deliver this online campaign. The target audience is leading arts organisations and venues. The project will be led by a lead consultant from Creative Advantage Fund (Helga Henry), and […]