We are lacking the necessary survival skills in the cultural and creative sector – a personal experience

We are lacking the necessary survival skills in the cultural and creative sector – a personal experience

We live in an era of radical new economic demands and environmental changes.   These demands require new ways of thinking, as such cultural and creative organisations have to adjust and adapt to in order to survive. 

Complete changes in patterns of community needs, audience requirements, generational and demographic changes, new forms of resource development and advancements in technology have shown that the old ways of doing things to promote organisational stability now need to be balanced by equally strong new ways of adaptability.  If cultural and creative organisations are to survive they need to proactively seize opportunities for change instead of merely reacting, they need to adapt, and adapt quickly. But in order to identify opportunities they need to know what constitutes an opportunity, and critically, how you can plan, validate and implement them. 

We, the disruptors, need to stand up!

We, the disruptors, need to stand up!

Having just been to the Venture Capital Conference in Belfast organised by inter trade Ireland the state and public perception of the arts becomes clear. It is a strange event to go to I admit but with the advent of cuts to public funding I feel that the arts and...
Alternative Funding Lessons for the Arts

Alternative Funding Lessons for the Arts

More on alternative funding for the Arts Sector As you might have noticed by now I am totally convinced that the arts sector needs to look towards other funding models and that our reliance on public funding and generous donors has to come to an end. What I would like...
The desire on Art to be found

The desire on Art to be found

How Can We Increase the Desire? The Effect of Impact, or Lack of it, in the Arts It seems incredible to me that the Arts sector is so reticent to adopt change.  When I say change I am talking about the adoption of business change not creative change as we are still...