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A BUSY NEW YEAR START TO 2019

A BUSY NEW YEAR START TO 2019

A BUSY NEW YEAR START TO 2019 The beginning of 2019 always was always going to be a busy start for yours truly. We were booked to perform our play “FREAK” at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden from 3rd - 5th January. Which in itself presented a few problems. Would people...

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A MIXED BAG THIS MONTH

A MIXED BAG THIS MONTH

A MIXED BAG THIS MONTH   A mixed bag this month starting with music. Throughout the world, improvements in medicine, hygiene and nutrition have led to much longer life expectancies. However, it has placed greater strains than ever before on the social systems that...

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RISKY WORK

RISKY WORK

RISKY WORK Ratchet Theatre, which I help to run, was set up to produce slightly more “risky” drama work. We are also currently producing a performance piece whereby we set up a life drawing class with three naked models on a theatre stage. Interesting dynamics and...

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ADDING THE ARTS ON TO SCHOOL DAYS

ADDING THE ARTS ON TO SCHOOL DAYS

ADDING THE ARTS ONTO SCHOOL DAYS DOES NOT MAKE THEM ACCESSIBLE A recent headline in The Stage stated: “Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced Arts organisations and schools across England will be brought together through a new £5m scheme aimed at increasing...

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CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING

CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING .....   According to Oxford Dictionaries context means: “The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood”. Or, in very simple terms, the time, space and circumstances that...

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LOCAL ARTS CENTRES

LOCAL ARTS CENTRES

LOCAL ARTS CENTRES .....   The arts are, and have always been, intangible. Paintings and 3D objects could be deemed to be exceptions but then added value is pure intangibility. A painting could be said to be worth £5 for the frame, another £5 for the paint and £3 for...

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OUTDOOR ARTS

OUTDOOR ARTS

OUTDOOR ARTS ..... Outdoor arts take place in our cities, towns, villages, hillsides and beaches across the country. Audiences are wide-ranging, youthful, diverse and what’s more they are aligned with the English population and representative of a public not...

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CREATIVE SIZES

CREATIVE SIZES

Creative Sizes ..... Art and creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. Jewellery must be one of the smaller forms of art available. Juxtapose that with the following fact that China is spending 18 billion yuan (US$2.8 billion) to build a 988 acre (four million square...

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IF IT’S NOT ANARCHIC, IT’S NOT ART

IF IT’S NOT ANARCHIC, IT’S NOT ART

If it’s not anarchic, it’s not art…. I was lucky enough to go to Dartington College of Arts near Totnes. Anyone who went there knows what it’s like of course. But to try and explain it is more difficult. Why? Because it’s extremely difficult to explain something...

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ROMANIA – A PLACE OF CONTRAST AND ACCIDENTAL ART

ROMANIA – A PLACE OF CONTRAST AND ACCIDENTAL ART

Romania, a place of contrasts and accidental art…. Art is seen everywhere. Sadly we don’t always realise it, see it or appreciate it, but it is always there. It does of course depend on what you see as art. Some artworks would be generally agreed as a deliberate...

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WHEN FICTITIOUS NEEDS TO BE REAL

WHEN FICTITIOUS NEEDS TO BE REAL

When fictitious needs to be real A common tool to use when marketing an arts project or organisation is to create a fictitious customer whilst at the same time making them as real as possible. In case that doesn’t make a lot of sense, imagine being one of your...

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WHEN FICTITIOUS NEEDS TO BE REAL

WHEN FICTITIOUS NEEDS TO BE REAL

When fictitious needs to be real A common tool to use when marketing an arts project or organisation is to create a fictitious customer whilst at the same time making them as real as possible. In case that doesn’t make a lot of sense, imagine being one of your...

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ART ADMINISTRATION

ART ADMINISTRATION

  Art Administration Art & Arts administration is a bit like watching a play or a concert pr a television programme. You see something and think it's good. But what you see is not in isolation. When you see a T.V. programme all you see is the actors, not the...

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GOING SOLO

GOING SOLO

Going Solo Ever thought of going solo? Working for yourself? It's easier than you think to set yourself up either as a business or as a self-employed person. To be a self-employed person you need to register with the Inland Revenue, have a reasonable idea of what to...

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WELCOME

WELCOME

Welcome To Creative Business Solutions An introduction by Jeremy Holloway What do you do after 30 years of running theatre companies, setting up art farm projects, establishing a recycled sculpture trail and running an arts centre? One option is to help others....

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