What We Do

  • What We Do

We work with arts and heritage organisations, trusts, local authorities and government agencies to ensure that national and regional theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries, dance companies and touring companies are able to change and to flourish.

We provide the following services for the cultural sector:

Strategic Planning

We have been commissioned to write major strategic reports for Arts Council England and VisitBritain, as well as for local authorities, universities and individual arts organisations. We focus on the organisation’s mission and we undertake extensive consultation with stakeholders so that we understand all the external and internal issues which might affect the achievement of this mission. Malvern...

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Feasibility Studies

We specialise in delivering comprehensive feasibility studies for new arts buildings, both in the UK and overseas. We understand the changing requirements of artists and audiences, and we ensure that our studies address the key issues around sustainability, funding and income generation. Recent feasibility studies include a major new arts centre for Kuala Lumpur, theatres for Chester and Wilmslow,...

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Organisational Reviews

Stephen and his associates have all worked in key management positions across the cultural sector so we understand many of the issues facing boards and senior managers in arts companies. We also appreciate how hard it is for arts organisations to continue to deliver quality work on reduced financial resources and the need to constantly develop new sources of support. Our organisational reviews have...

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Marketing and Audience Development

Stephen was Director of Marketing for the Royal Shakespeare Company for ten years so he is passionate about the central role of marketing in arts organisations. Our work for arts companies includes the development of marketing strategies, marketing planning and audits, audience research, and staff training. We have been commissioned to write Audience Development Plans for a large number of organisations...

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Business Planning

We have been commissioned to develop business plans for several arts companies but in every case it has been essential that this plan is ‘owned’ by the organisation concerned, so we work very closely with the board, the senior management and with all key departments to ensure that the business plan is comprehensive and deliverable. In the last few years we have written business plans...

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