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CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 7 Jan


This week, I have been in New York, representing ARC and Future Arts Centres at the International Society for the Performing Arts Congress, as well as seeing shows at the Under the Radar festival.

CEO Weekly Blog – w/c 31 Dec


‘Has anyone made any New Year’s resolutions?’ someone asked in our office last year, to which my reply was ‘Yes, I’ve made 16’. As most people who know me will agree, I love new year and the opportunity it offers to reinvent yourself and commit to doing things differently, and better.

Person in the Room - by Umar Butt

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Person in the Room - by Umar Butt

It’s very seldom I go into a creative room unprepared. More often than not I know what my role is in the room and why I am there.  I am there as a director, writer, performer or part of the creative team, creative thinking and making offerings that will enhance the production, play, show.

All things financial – how ARC is funded and how we spend our money

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Earlier in the year, I blogged about how we must try harder to be fairer to artists, echoing the points made in Gavin Barlow of the Albany’s blog and signing up to his suggested five commitments. We have continued to talk about these issues and I wanted to publish an explanation of how ARC’s finances work to accompany the Albany’s.

Venues….we Must. Try. Harder. – a response from ARC Stockton

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When I read Scottee’s blog recently, I felt incredibly sad, but also, if I am honest, a little defensive. It prompted a conversation with Gavin Barlow at the Albany, which has sparked us both to add our own perspectives to the debate.