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.


COVID-19: returning to the workplace (CIPD)
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COVID-19: returning to the workplace (CIPD)

This guide will help you plan your organisation’s next steps following a period of furlough or once lockdown measures start easing.

Written by CIPD. 12 May 2020.
https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/emp-law/employees/workplace-guide-returning-after-coronavirus

COVID-19: Risk Assessment checklist for Rural Touring (NRTF)
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COVID-19: Risk Assessment checklist for Rural Touring (NRTF)

The National Rural Touring Forum has created a working document to act as a checklist for writing a covid-related risk assessment.

COVID-19: Roadmap to reopening and operating safely (Meetings Industry Association)
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COVID-19: Roadmap to reopening and operating safely (Meetings Industry Association)

As part of their ongoing commitment to support the industry, Meetings Industry Association has developed a roadmap to assist venues to reopen and operate safely, as well as provide crucial reassurance to help encourage future trade.

Based on extensive national and international research, the vital advice considers the safety of both an operator’s staff and clients throughout the entire customer journey, and guides you through your risk assessment preparations.

It is designed to help venues to consider the best course of action for your own operation. In some instances it details the minimum requirements, while in others it asks you to consider taking additional steps to ensure the sector plays its part in rebuilding confidence.

COVID-19: Secure guidelines & risk assessments for hospitality businesses
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COVID-19: Secure guidelines & risk assessments for hospitality businesses

UKHospitality and partner organisations have consolidated advice and good practice from many part of the hospitality and visitor sector into one guidance document, to help business make their workplaces COVID-19 secure.

COVID-19: Smarter Spending – urgently reducing unnecessary costs
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COVID-19: Smarter Spending – urgently reducing unnecessary costs

Smarter Spending is a guide to reducing costs during these uncertain times and ensuring that you do not incur any unnecessary costs in the future. If buildings are going 'empty', you might want to consider the following.

Creative brief template
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Creative brief template

To be used when working with a designer, this example Creative Brief template is courtesy of Joe Roberts of the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.

Data Sharing policy example
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Data Sharing policy example

We have created this Data Policy example to aid the instigation of discussion between venues and artists about how they collect and share audience data. This policy has been created using best practice recommendations from the Audience Agency and Arts Council England. This resource offers one approach to data sharing and does not constitute as legal advice

Digital Rights Toolkit – The Space
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Digital Rights Toolkit – The Space

What is required for publishing work digitally?

The Space’s Digital Rights Toolkit includes:

- An introduction to what we mean by ‘digital rights’
- A lexicon of the terminology around digital rights that has been developed by rights expert Ben Green in consultation with union representatives
- Tips on what to think about when approaching digital rights contracts
- Practical advice and shared experiences from leading producers as well as representatives from arts organisations who have recently navigated rights issues to get their content on TV and online.

Digital Transformation – a toolkit for producing a show on Zoom (Creation Theatre/University of Exeter)
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Digital Transformation – a toolkit for producing a show on Zoom (Creation Theatre/University of Exeter)

Want to know how produce a show on Zoom? This digital toolkit is aimed at performers and companies embarking on transforming their physical theatre practice into a digital mode of home working for both office staff and creative practitioners.

It's a useful read that covers:
1. Advice for creative practitioners and marketing/front of house staff, including directorial suggestions and rehearsing logistics
2. Guidelines for companies, including casting and contracting
3. A Technical checklist for production performed on Zoom

THE RESOURCE IS FREE TO ACCESS DIRECT FROM CREATION THEATRE'S WEBSITE, BUT YOU NEED TO ENTER YOUR NAME/EMAIL BEFORE YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT.

Education booking form
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Education booking form

Form to send to venues to finalise a workshop booking agreement.

EMBED Reopening Recommendations Support Service
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EMBED Reopening Recommendations Support Service

The 'EMBED Reopening Recommendation' guidance has been created to support organisations in their decision making prior to reopening following COVID-19 lockdown. It considers potential barriers faced by disabled visitors and customers and offers solution based guidance for organisations of all types with the ultimate aim of keeping stakeholders, staff, volunteers visitors, students or customers as safe as possible.

Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic audiences
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Engaging Black and Minority Ethnic audiences

Plenty Productions shares its experience of developing new audiences for its show Snakes and Ladders through outreach and targeted marketing activity.

Via Culture Hive.

Engaging young audiences with Zest Theatre
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Engaging young audiences with Zest Theatre

Toby Ealden, Artistic Director of Zest Theatre, recorded a presentation for house's Venue Network Day on 4 October 2019. He explores how Zest makes new work with and for young people, and how venues could better connect with young audiences.

The video is 16 minutes long, and was recorded specifically for house.

Example of a Marketing Pack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Example of a Marketing Pack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A shining example of a marketing pack from The Handlebards.

Example of a Marketing Pack – Thrive
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Example of a Marketing Pack – Thrive

A shining example of a marketing pack from Zest Theatre