Resources

In the spirit of generosity, house has put together this resource section as a place where you can find and share documentation to support general working theatre knowledge and practice.

house is neither liable nor responsible for any use, misuse, miscommunication or misunderstandings from, or the content of any documents available to download.


Building relationships with people new to the arts: Some tips and approaches
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Building relationships with people new to the arts: Some tips and approaches

Creative People and Places (CPP) is at the Arts Marketing Association’s conference in Edinburgh this week, with a panel session exploring how to develop relationships with people who don’t currently engage in the arts.

Eleanor Turney spoke to the three panellists and other members of the CPP network about tips and approaches to engaging new audiences.

Building Sustainability in Creative Ways by Dr Jonathan Gross
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Building Sustainability in Creative Ways by Dr Jonathan Gross

Dr Jonathan Gross was the keynote speaker at the house venue network day The Wisdom of Being Bold, held on 19 September 2017. His talk, entitled Building Sustainability in Creative Ways, explored the nature and value of cultural opportunity. This resource is the visual presentation that accompanied his discussion.

Jonathan is based in the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London, where he has recently co-authored two reports: Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone (2017) and Caring for Cultural Freedom: An Ecological Approach to Supporting Young People’s Cultural Learning (forthcoming), and works with cultural organisations, audiences and 'creative citizens' in locations across the UK.

Captioning information for receiving venues
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Captioning information for receiving venues

An information sheet dedicated to links and advice on receiving captioned performances at your venue. Kindly provided by STAGETEXT.

Cards for Inclusion
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Cards for Inclusion

Cards for Inclusion is a card game helping those in the arts sector explore how barriers can be removed and how we all can make whatever we offer more accessible to disabled people.

COVID-19 compliant: official UK mark to signal that your business is following COVID-19 guidelines
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COVID-19 compliant: official UK mark to signal that your business is following COVID-19 guidelines

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Click the link to find out more and apply to use the kitemark.

COVID-19: An example guide for working from home during Covid-19 (Farnham Maltings)
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COVID-19: An example guide for working from home during Covid-19 (Farnham Maltings)

Created by Farnham Maltings for it's staff, this is a guide for people working from home during Covid-19. You're welcome to copy and paste sections for your own organisation.

COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – Individuals
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COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – Individuals

Here is a word document version of the Arts Council England's Emergency Funding Package application for individuals. This will give you the chance to draft your application offline before you copy and paste it into Grantium.

This document will not be accepted as an application form. To submit your application, you will need to paste the answers to the questions into the online form on Grantium.

The document does not automatically count how many characters or words you have entered.

For full information of applying, please visit the ACE website: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-artists-creative-practitioners-and-freelancers#section-2

This document was uploaded on 9 April. We apologise for any changes made after this date.

COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – non-NPO organisations
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COVID-19: Arts Council England Emergency Funding Questions – non-NPO organisations

Here is a word document version of the Arts Council England's Emergency Funding Package application for organisations outside of the National Portfolio. This will give you the chance to draft your application offline before you copy and paste it into Grantium.

This document will not be accepted as an application form. To submit your application, you will need to paste the answers to the questions into the online form on Grantium.

The document does not automatically count how many characters or words you have entered.

For full information of applying, please visit the ACE website: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/financial-support-organisations-outside-national-portfolio#section-2

This document was uploaded on 9 April. We apologise for any changes made after this date.

COVID-19: Arts Marketing Association resources to support you through coronavirus
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COVID-19: Arts Marketing Association resources to support you through coronavirus

Copy and paste link if button not working: https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/

COVID-19: Claiming tax back for working from home due to coronvirus
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COVID-19: Claiming tax back for working from home due to coronvirus

If your employer requires you to work at home, you can – and have always been able to – claim for increased costs due to working from home, eg, heating and electricity.

Clearly, right now many firms have closed workplaces and that means across the UK millions of staff are temporarily required to work from home, and therefore are eligible to claim for increased costs. HMRC says it will consider claims from employees working at home due to coronavirus measures if their usual workplace is closed.

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https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020/04/martin-lewis--working-from-home-due-to-coronavirus--claim-p6-wk-/?_ga=2.230416988.1525601613.1586860789-911908480.1586860789

COVID-19: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (USA)
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COVID-19: Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (USA)

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED FOR EVENTS IN THE USA, THEREFORE THE LEGAL STATEMENTS MAY NOT APPLY

The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is a collective work by event industry professionals to help our peers who are planning to reopen during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This document contains no “best practices” that apply everywhere – coronavirus creates different challenges depending on countless factors, including the size of the event, its geographic location, the physical space, and the
anticipated attendees, to name just a few. Instead, in the order one would plan an event, we have identified reasonably foreseeable health risks and suggested options to mitigate them.

COVID-19: example guide for guests and employees (Merlin Entertainments)
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COVID-19: example guide for guests and employees (Merlin Entertainments)

Merlin Entertainments have introduced a range of new health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risk associated with the presence of COVID-19 that are in line with government advice and the requirements of local health authorities (June 2020)

You can look at the PDF (easy to read)

Or watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Posl1N5o4co&feature=emb_logo

Full webpage: https://www.merlinentertainments.biz/responsible-business/health-safety-and-security/

COVID-19: Furloughing need-to-knows for employees and small firms (from Martin Lewis)
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COVID-19: Furloughing need-to-knows for employees and small firms (from Martin Lewis)

Info sheet from Martin Lewis (Money Saving Expert) on furloughing and your rights as an employee.
More info here too: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-self-employed-and-employment-help/#template

COVID-19: Furloughing: What is it and how do we do it well? (Webinar from Clore Leadership/Counterculture)
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COVID-19: Furloughing: What is it and how do we do it well? (Webinar from Clore Leadership/Counterculture)

Presented by Clore Leadership in partnership with Counterculture, this webinar on furloughing was delivered and recorded on Thursday 9 April at 4pm BST. All information was correct and accurate at time of recording.

Speakers: Keith Arrowsmith, Bo Escrit and Kathryn Worthington from Counterculture
Chair: Hilary Carty, Director of Clore Leadership

counterculturellp.com
cloreleadership.org

Copy and paste link if button isn't working: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qns7k47jIKU&feature=youtu.be

COVID-19: How to make videos on your smart phone
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COVID-19: How to make videos on your smart phone

If you're stuck working from home and still need to create videos using only what equipment you have, this video will explain how you can make great looking content using only a mobile phone. They cover the best tips for getting natural lighting, good quality audio using just head phones and editing using apps such as InShot.

What is the Digital Culture Network, and what can it do for me?
The Digital Culture Network provides practical, on the ground help to the arts and culture sector, supporting you to explore and harness the benefits of technology to achieve your goals, find new ways to reach and engage audiences, and develop sustainable business models.

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https://youtu.be/vMBnMxVPAY8