Author: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Practical steps that arts and cultural organisations can take to get more working class people employed and leading in the sector.
Author: Danielle Rose
Amanda Neylon from NHS Digital tells us what exactly 'digital' means and what it means for the everyday person.Tags: Digital, Support
How trying to serve and attract everyone can harm your cultural organisation.
Fat Chance is the second blog from our Dreams Guest Blog series. Caitlin Magnall-Kearns tackles the issue of diversity on our stages, specifically how Plus-Size Bodies are represented and what can be done for change.
A guest blog by Kim Mitchell from MoMA New York. Kim talks about communications at the top end of the art world, and the challenges of working with a world-renowned brand.
The fifth and last step of audience development is the big scary evaluation. Reviewing what you've done and assessing the impact you've made shouldn't be a chore. Read our blog to see our take on the most important step of audience development.
The Arts Collaboration Network have issued a statement following discussions about the impact of Covid-19 on the NI Arts and Cultural sector #InThisTogether
Learnings from the Hull UK City of Culture conference around how we measure and talk about the benefits and impact of culture.
Thrive's Claire Rose Canavan shares the latest arts marketing news and resources from this year’s Arts Marketing Association conference.
New Era, New Audience: How can we make the arts appeal to the wider public during the pandemic and beyond? is our first guest blog of 2021, written by playwright Rosemary Jenkinson.
Read our latest guest blog from the Changed Future series, written by Holly Foskett.Tags: Guest blog, Accessibility, Access
A run-down of all the ways to find out about your current and potential audiences. These range from simple and no-cost solutions, to more sophisticated box office systems.
Our CEO Margaret updates on the movement towards a citizens' assembly for the arts on the island of Ireland. How it could happen, and what it could mean for the cultural sector here.
How you can use images to connect with your audiences.
Patrick O'Reilly from Tinderbox asks the right questions and suggests solutions for a thriving cultural sector in Northern Ireland.
In our latest guest blog, Niamh Kelly, Youth Ambassador at Reimagine, Remake, Replay writes about co-curation with audiences, and in this instance, with young people. Could it change museums' relationships with their audiences for the better?Tags: COVID-19, Co-creation, Co-curation, Young People, Museums, Heritage
Read the Arts Collaboration Network's latest statement on 27th January 2021
Read theatre director and writer Jess Williams' blog, the latest entry of our Dreams Guest Blog series.
In this blog, our Client Relationships Exec Catherine talks about all the things to consider for filling your space with experiences audiences will love.Tags: Front of House, Accessibility, Access
Margaret Henry reports back from the Creative Industries Federation Brexit Conference and asks if we're missing some Northern Irish voices in the debate.
Paul Connolly, lead singer of the Wood Burning Savages writes our third dream blog in which he reimagines NI cities and town centres where empty buildings are filled with arts and culture for the common good.
The Duncairn is our Audience Delight Award winner for Best Community Vibes. Read our case study to find out what is it about them that makes their audiences click.Tags: Community, Loyalty
Read our first guest blog from the Changed Future series, written by Lucretia Devlin.Tags: Guest blog, Social Media
Change in the cultural sector is often associated with fighting funding cuts - but organisational change is essential to survive and thrive in our fast-paced environment. Our CEO Margaret Henry shares her thoughts and experience on the challenges and benefits of change.
How can the NI arts and cultural scene adapt to social distancing measures after the lockdown? Our Chief Executive Margaret Henry tries to find out.
Our latest Dreams guest blog is by Damien Coyle, Chief Executive of University of Atypical. He reflects on the past 12 months, what we can learn and what we must remember.