SPECIAL SESSION: ARTS COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE COVID-19: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we heard from arts and cultural industry leaders and their thoughts on the next steps for venues as they begin to tentatively plan for the future – as uncertain as that may be. General Manager of The Civic Theatre, Niamh Ferry, Theatre Director of The Market Place Theatre, Vincent McCann, and Shows and Finance Manager of Ipswich Regent Theatre, Peter Ling, joined hosts Paul Fadden and Lucy Costello and explored how their venues are facing the current challenges, working to keep customers engaged and what they are doing to plan for the future and eventual re-openings.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE
- A month into closures, what has changed? How do venues engage with audiences right now, especially being sensitive at this difficult time? Likely September for re-openings, but realistically what does that mean? Shifting messaging to “we can’t wait to welcome you back.” How to use data to segment your audience and understand which audiences will be the first to return.
- How to best support artists and the community?
- How might arts spaces be used in a creative way? Brochures versus Digital: which is better right now? Behaviours will change when audiences return, what to do to start prepping now?
FURTHER READING & RESOURCES
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Ticketsolve Resources – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/resources-arts-and-cultural-organisations-covid-19/
AMA Resources Page – https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/
Tips for Working at Home – https://www.ticketsolve.com/blog/working-home-tips-and-advice-arts-industry/
Rubber Cheese Resources – https://www.rubbercheese.com/insights/useful-resources-for-the-attractions-and-travel-industry-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/
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About Our Guest
Niamh Ferry, Vincent McCann & Peter Ling
General Manager of The Civic Theatre, Niamh Ferry, Theatre Director of The Market Place Theatre, Vincent McCann, and Shows and Finance Manager of Ipswich Regent Theatre, Peter Ling, joined hosts Paul Fadden and Lucy Costello and explored how their venues are facing the current challenges, working to keep customers engaged and what they are doing to plan for the future and eventual re-openings.
SPECIAL SESSION: ARTS COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE: GETTING OPERATIONALLY READY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
In this special episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast, we focused on how social distancing will impact re-opening and what arts and cultural industry leaders need to be considering when planning for re-opening. Kai Abderdeen, General Theatre Manager of Princes Theatre, Aisling Coyle, Box Office and Sales Manager at The National Concert Hall and Ben Cannell, Front of House Manager with Hertford Theatre joined host Paul Fadden in discussing challenges around social distancing & more.
SPECIAL EPISODE – ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
In this special episode, we discuss how organisations can establish an effective response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This episode of The Arts & Everything In Between Podcast includes Robin Cantrill-Fenwick, Chief Executive of Baker Richards and David Reece, Director Consulting Services at Baker Richards. Both Robin and David talk about the different areas that arts organisations need to be considering now, they also chat through some of the challenges and opportunities that are available.