SPECIAL EPISODE: THE ARTS WORKING GROUP AND INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, members of the Arts Working Group join Paul Fadden of Ticketsolve as they sit down with some of the biggest industry suppliers of the UK. The Arts Working Group discuss how the current crisis has affected suppliers, agents and production services to theatres and arts venues, what innovations their companies have developed to help theatres post lockdown, what work practices and changes have been made to adapt to ‘the new normal’, how they see the future of the arts post Covid-19, and what theatres and suppliers can do to support each other.
Adam Blaxill of Stage Electrics and PLASA
Stage Electrics opened in 1979 as a group of people who were passionate about theatre lighting and sound equipment. Three decades on, they are now one of Europe’s leading suppliers of stage lighting and sound equipment to the entertainment industry. In addition to an extensive sales portfolio, their services include theatre installations, testing & inspection and maintenance. Adam Blaxill is Operations Director of Stage Electrics, technical solutions supplier to theatre, entertainment, communication, and education industries.
PLASA is the lead international membership body for those who supply technologies and services to the event and entertainment industries. The Association works to ensure that each sector is fully represented and plays an active role in highlighting best practice and safe working conditions. Adam is currently the Chair of PLASA and will represent the body during the discussion with the Arts Working Group.
PLASA is calling for meaningful support from government until the industry is allowed to operate in a way that is not limited by social distancing policies. For more, follow #WeMakeEvents.
Ben Hatton of Live Nation’s Cuffe and Taylor Cuffe and Taylor are live music promoters based in Preston. Founded in 2009 by Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor, their flagship events include Greenwich Music Time, Lytham Festival and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre. In 2017, Cuffe & Taylor joined the Live Nation Family.
Ben Hatton is Director of Theatre Touring for Live Nation’s Cuffe and Taylor. Brian Reilly of PSI Production Services Ireland is located In Belfast and Dublin and holds Ireland’s largest stock of professional lighting equipment for hire or sale. Established in 1996, their team have provided technical solutions that meet the growing demand within the corporate, arts, and entertainment industries for high-quality events delivery.
Brian Reilly is Director of Production Services Ireland.
FURTHER READING & RESOURCES
Arts Advocacy Toolkit – https://mailchi.mp/c82ec42bc616/arts-advocacy-toolkit
Arts Working Group Open Call Webinar Video Catch Up – https://mailchi.mp/553499e5f781/artsworkinggroup-webinarcatchup
Arts Working Group Open Call Webinar Resources – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/arts-working-group-open-call-webinar1/
Arts Working Group Q&A – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/arts-working-group-open-call-webinar-questions-and-answers/
Arts Working Group Recovery Toolkit: Module 1 Reopening with Clear Communications – https://mailchi.mp/24d1a01b137b/reopening-toolkit
The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) are launching a new Service Provider membership It’s for organisations working to provide products and services in the arts, culture and heritage sector, and gives you high-quality access to their community of over 2000 members — including a listing in a new Service Provider Hub and opportunities to share the support you offer in a resource area. Register your interest to be among the first to hear more: https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/service-providers/
COVID-19 Venue Guidelines for Reopening Video – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/covid-19-venue-guidelines-video-resource/
THE ARTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN PODCAST
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About Our Guest
Adam Blaxill of Stage Electrics and PLASA
The Arts Working Group discuss how the current crisis has affected suppliers, agents and production services to theatres and arts venues, what innovations their companies have developed to help theatres post lockdown, what work practices and changes have been made to adapt to ‘the new normal’, how they see the future of the arts post Covid-19, and what theatres and suppliers can do to support each other.
SPECIAL EPISODE: A UK THEATRE SUCCESS STORY: HERTFORD THEATRE REOPENING
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we speak to Emma Parlow Marketing and Audience Development Manager & Ben Cannell Front of House Manager about reopening the Hertford theatre during these challenging times. Ben talks through all the operational considerations Hertford have implemented to ensure audiences and staff are kept safe as they reopen their cinema programme.
SPECIAL EPISODE: THE 5 BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR MARKETERS OF THE ARTS RIGHT NOW
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we look at the changing role of the marketer in the Arts and Cultural sector and identify mechanisms and resources to support new challenges and pressures that have faced managers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Cath Hume, CEO of the AMA (Arts Marketing Association) joins Lucy Costelloe, Head of Marketing at Ticketsolve to discuss the pressure facing marketing team currently and how to cope in a new climate.