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, and looked at some practical solutions that venues, theatres and festivals might try when planning for re-opening.
TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE
- How will two meters social distancing affect capacity for theatres, venue or festival?
- What does running costs for shows on reduced capacity mean and what are the implications?
- How will social distancing apply to casts on stage?
- What does lead in time for rehearsals now look like?
- How should entry and exit plans be modified?
- How do first aid provisions need to be adjusted?
- How will intervals and the toilets be monitored and will there be a new process?
- How do we handle queues for bars and merchandise stands?
- Can we (and should we) look at Spain’s de-escalations plans for culture as a model?
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/
THE ARTS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN PODCAST
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About Our Guest
Kai Abderdeen, Aisling Coyle & Ben Cannell
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, and looked at some practical solutions that venues, theatres and festivals might try when planning for re-opening.
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.
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