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Brixton Blog reviews our LGBT History Month event at Brixton Library
How was it for you?  Our Brixton Live event for LGBT History Month went really well – here is a review from Brixton Blog “Coming Out Stories” was Brixton Live’s first foray into the issues facing LGBT women, held at Brixton Library on Wednesday 25th February. Borne out of an event held to mark International […] Read more – ‘Brixton Blog reviews our LGBT History Month event at Brixton Library’.
Why International Women’s Day is relevant
Kettle Partnership has just launched the exciting Brixton Live project, a collective of local cultural organisations working together to make culture more accessible to both Brixton residents and visitors. The partnership, set up and run by Kettle, includes Photofusion; Ovalhouse; b3 media; Raw Material; Independance; 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning and three Lambeth Council services […] Read more – ‘Why International Women’s Day is relevant’.
Brixton Live: a key project in 2013
Kettle Partnership has been awarded a grant by Arts Council England to deliver Brixton Live, a website and mobile application that focuses on developing new and existing audiences for a range of cultural organisations based in Brixton. This project is a pilot demonstration of concept that will be delivered in partnership with six local cultural […] Read more – ‘Brixton Live: a key project in 2013’.
Response to the proposed EU Creative Europe Programme
The EU’s Tandem pilot programme has funded some of Kettle’s work in the Ukraine, and our friends in the Tandem programme have recently written a (draft) comment on the Creative Europe Programme, a significant document for future EU cultural policy. The Creative Europe Programme is a new EU programme for the creative and cultural sectors. […] Read more – ‘Response to the proposed EU Creative Europe Programme’.
George, don’t do that
  Arts funding is back in the headlines, as the Government is hit by the backlash from its Budget decision to restrict tax relief on donations to charity.  Although the changes are almost certain to be enacted, they have united a front of opposition across politics, finance and the arts.  MPs from all parties in […] Read more – ‘George, don’t do that’.
Why do we love our libraries?
Continuing public sector cuts are having a massive impact on library services in England, with many services being forced to close libraries and cut staff and resources.   The one positive aspect of this depressing picture is the growing, visible public support for libraries both at a local and national level, which has brought attention and […] Read more – ‘Why do we love our libraries?’.
Panto: audience interaction and attendance
Although people may see it as a poor, slightly bawdy, member of the performing arts family pantomime sees sell-out shows year-on-year at venues where what are perceived to be more high-brow performances struggle to get posteriors on seats. Bawdy it may be, but it has quite a pedigree (traceable back to theatre in Ancient Greece) […] Read more – ‘Panto: audience interaction and attendance’.
Home to Home : Ukraine – London
Kettle Partnership is working on an exciting new project with partners in the Ukraine.  Home to Home is an oral history project, linking objects to memories to explore the story of Ukrainians in Britain. Working with the Ivan Honchar Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine’s National Folklore Centre Home to Home is funded by a new European […] Read more – ‘Home to Home : Ukraine – London’.
ACE needs to prove audiences still matter
The cuts announced to DCMS budgets and staff in 2010 are really starting to take effect now, and as they do so their impact on cultural projects, organisations and sectors become increasingly clear.  The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has taken more of a hit than most, being wound up as a stand-alone organisation, and […] Read more – ‘ACE needs to prove audiences still matter’.
Marketing segmentation and elective exclusions in the digital age
New digital and social marketing technologies use market segmentation to target adverts towards a particular audience.  With their 2008 Arts: audiences Insight work Arts Council England created an extremely useful segmentation resource, which has been incredibly valuable to many cultural organisations.  But without attention to detail this type of approach can also be counterproductive, with […] Read more – ‘Marketing segmentation and elective exclusions in the digital age’.
Equality, freedom of expression, cultural diversity: UNESCO’s indicators for culture
Currently in the UK there is an invigorated move towards evidencing the benefit of culture, such as Audiences UK’s initiative to develop a benchmarking tool for arts organisations.  If we look beyond the cultural sector’s focus on evidence and benchmarking, other sectors are also looking for data that supports cultural benefit.   The development community has […] Read more – ‘Equality, freedom of expression, cultural diversity: UNESCO’s indicators for culture’.
Why should organisations network?
For individuals, the value of a strong network of professional contacts is well known. Organisations are increasingly realising the benefit of constructing and maintaining their own networks. However why should organisations spend limited time and resources on activities which do not have an immediate and easily measurable benefit? There are potential benefits of networking. Networking […] Read more – ‘Why should organisations network?’.
Audience development is at the heart of successful fundraising
Michael Kaiser, ex-Royal Opera House CEO and now president of the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington, was brought over to the UK earlier this month by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to give a series of free seminars for arts organisations across the country. The Stage, recently featured Kaiser’s visit […] Read more – ‘Audience development is at the heart of successful fundraising’.