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Getting Better gives advice on Best Practice
Keeping It Legal explains some of the legislation you need to be aware of
Building An Organisation offers advice on working as a formal group such as a registered charity
Licensing Act is an article Philip Freeman wrote for Planet in 2003, but recent events may make this less relevant. See Live Music Forum website for the latest details on the campaign to protect live music, and by extension other performing arts.
Research by Kama Roberts funded by PAVO in 2006
The information on this page is to help you become more effective, whether you are an individual artist or an organisation. There is a huge amount of help and advice out there - and potential partners - but you need to know what to ask. This section suggests some of the issues to think about, and where to start looking for answers.
Work in progress
This work has been supported by a KICKSTART grant from PAVO, funded by ERDF money, and we gratfeully acknowledge their support - but it is only a beginning. Let us know whether you find it useful, what else you would find useful, and what advice you have to offer others.
We will publish some of the contributions on this site. But a word of caution:
Powys Arts Forum is a slender organisation, deliberately so. It does not want to grow and grow until it becomes unsustainable. We want instead to foster links, help develop a community of artists. The best way of giving and receiving advice, is by meeting others. Networking. That's what we'll continue to focus on. These hints are just a way of getting you started.
Don't take our word for it
None of the material on this website comes with a guarantee. The advice may not appropriate for your circumstances. Please check before taking any action. We repeat, all we are doing is helping you to think about the issues, and sharing some of our experience.
Always talk to others, find out what help is in your own backyard. Sometimes it is a case of thinking laterally, getting help from unsuspected quarters. Significant change comes from new ways of approaching things, as much as from technical innovations.Charles Handy in his book Understanding Voluntary Organisations points out that tractors alone didn't achieve a revolution in farming, it also needed someone also to devise hire purchase. Before that most farmers were too poor to afford the tractors. Organisational change was the breakthrough, then the technology could be properly harnessed.
Reports and Responses
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Response to Powys Growth Zones Proposal
We have contributed to the PRP response and the Glasu response as well as making our own.
Annual Report 2011
Wavehill - a study to support the creative, cultural, festivals and events industries in Powys
As the full report is a large file(26mb) we have provided the download in chunks.
Appendices- Case Studies
Amy Sterly, Motif Creative, Comedi Productions
National Cycle Collection, P.D. Cox & C.J.Allen, Deri Jones & Associates
Chrissie Menzies, John Wragg, Stefhan Caddick
Living Willow, Acacia Crafts, Wyeside Arts Centre
LLanfyllin Agricultural Show
World Bog Snorkelling Championships, Llanwrtyd Wells
Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts
Response to Powys Arts Sevice Draft Strategies
Original documents from Powys for for consultation:
Annual Report 2010
Annual Report 2009
Annual Report 2008
Chance to Create Newsletter Autumn 09
Testing the Soil
Working Together - response
Response to Draft Compact between the Arts Council of Wales and the
Voluntary Cultural Sector in Wales - March 2009
(drafted by Philip Freeman and then endorsed by the Board of Trustees)