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It’s time for London’s hidden arts scene to shine

London is famously (and in some case infamously!) undergoing massive regeneration, with huge amounts of money being poured into the capital. The investment into arts and culture is less immediately obvious, with significantly less financial input. Massive investments of time, and energy are being made, with brilliant arts projects taking place…but in most cases the work is being carried out …

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Out of the box funding…

    Having studied arts management in 1999 and worked in the arts since 2005, I have enjoyed observing the changes in this sector. We have moved from an era where funding was more abundant than it is today and there was a need to promote the value of the arts. Now most people seem to understand the value of …

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The art of coaching

  Why does coaching as a style of management work so well? People thrive when they feel supported and safe. An effective coach will create a productive working environment and boost performance. Coaching as a style of management has the potential to transform your organisation.  An effective coach will:   1. Reward innovation and creativity. By eliminating a blame culture …

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How do we build a productive and creative team?

Is the attitude of your staff important to you? If yes, Henry Stewart, author of the Happy Manifesto suggests we recruit for attitude and train for skill. ‘Instead of qualifications and experience, recruit on attitude and potential ability’. While it may appear easy to set up a new ‘creative’ team with a positive working attitude, the real challenging question is …

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Are you missing a trick?

Many professionals possess specialist knowledge and skill. This means we can set ourselves up as experts in our field and deliver training. Often our biggest barrier is the event planning and management process.  However, planning a training event doesn’t have to be challenging. Considering the benefits of hosting training events, it is certainly worth the time and effort. Ten benefits …

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Make your projects a success

“As project manager you are more likely to be remembered for your failures rather than your successes.” Trevor L Young Project management has been called the ‘accidental profession’. However, the success of a project is by no means an accident. Now is the time for you to make your projects a success with Creative Training Hub’s 1-day training course: Introduction to Project …

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Are personality clashes a good thing?

The past two-days at the School for Social Entrepreneurs was more than challenging, to say the least. Six individuals worked as a team to devise and present a three-year plan for a viable social enterprise in Southwark. Not at all difficult, right?   Was it the luck of the draw that our group included a range of strong-willed characters? It seems …

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A real balancing act…

Time management is a hot topic for me. As a busy mum, running a social enterprise, studying and working part-time – life is a real balancing act. I must also admit to echoing this quote. ‘I am definitely going to take a course on time management just as soon as I can work it into my schedule’  Louis E. Boone   So right now …

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Managing projects effectively

Whether or not you hold the official title of project manager, the chances are you will find yourself managing at least one project at work. Projects come in all shapes and sizes, and understanding the fundamentals of managing a project effectively is a valuable and transferable skill. Here are 10 steps to get your project started 1 Your objectives Define the …

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Watch this space

Today I joined the live chat with Arts Council England’s Chief Executive, Alan Davey and asked the following question. 12:53 KemiB: What challenges do you think the arts will face in forming community partnerships, for example libraries and theatre companies? And what steps will ACE take to support community partnerships in the arts? I was really pleased to have my question …

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