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29 OCT: The Access All Areas conference puts equalities, access and inclusion at its core and shows how creative inspiration and engagement grow in response. Go to conference

Access All Areas – a national conference from Culture Republic

29 October

Access All Areas is a one-day conference, bringing speakers from across the UK to show that when cultural leaders, artists and entrepreneurs act in the interests of everyone, creative inspiration and engagement grows.

    October 29 @ 09:30 - 19:00 Central Hall, Edinburgh

Creative Change September’s First Wednesday

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Creativity is increasingly recognised as an essential higher order skill for learning, life and work. For September’s First Wednesday we were joined by Stephen Bullock from Education Scotland, exploring the ways in which arts and cultural organisations can engage creatively with the new Scottish Education system.

Making a Splash with online sales


Using targeted social media Pauline exceeded her sales targets and built a loyal social media fan base that has put her freelance artist’s enterprise on firm financial footing. Here’s how she did it.

Box Office Best

Box Office Best

This practical box office data management workshop, aimed at arts and cultural organisations, tells you all you need to know about collecting, using, cleansing, protecting, sharing and extracting data to make sure you are making the most of your Box Office. An unmissable workshop for anyone working in a Box Office today.

    November 11 @ 11:00 - 15:15 Perth Concert Hall, Perth


Don’t miss out on Access All Areas #CRConf15 29 Oct! See our website for speaker details



Love this! Prime, the dance company for the over 60s, will perform in Inverness next month #OneAudience

If data is currency, how much have you got in the bank?

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Data is currency. Handled with purpose and a little creativity, it can help you tell stories, solve problems and make new connections.


Sarah @wearesnook will be talking new approaches to community engagement 29 Oct #CRConf15. Always inspiring.


CEO and SMT alert… update on #diversity before 2016 legislation kicks in. #CRConf15 #OneAudience.


New @digitalrnd & @nesta_uk report shows improving access for a section of your audience benefits all #OneAudience

Introducing the Culture Republic Conference: ACCESS ALL AREAS

29 October

Access All Areas is a one-day conference from Culture Republic, bringing speakers from across the UK to show that when cultural leaders, artists and entrepreneurs act in the interests of everyone, creative inspiration and engagement grows.
Edinburgh | 29 October | #CRConf15 | #OneAudience


RT @ConnollyJena: Interesting forum at @StillsEdinburgh hosted by @culture_public on audience engagement, growth & research in the visual a…


We’ve run the numbers on Scotland’s population around #disability & arts #access @EuansGuide



BSL Bill to improve ‘quality of life in relation to health, the elderly, employment,leisure &the arts.’ #OneAudience


& if this inspires you to connect & collaborate with more schools we’ve created a database covering every school in Scotland! #knowledgehub


Living Voices from @ByLeavesWeLive & @ScotStoryCentre takes poetry, storytelling & song into care homes #OneAudience

Access advice for arts organisations from Euan’s Guide

Euan & Paul at the National Theatre

According to Euan’s Guide, many arts and cultural organisations are already doing a good job of making their spaces accessible to a range of audiences. Unfortunately, in many cases, arts organisations are doing a poor job of letting these audiences know about the resources that are in place to serve them.


RT @DaDaFest: Leading voices from the arts line up are speaking at @culture_public conference on 29th October, book now at

CRM and the future of fundraising

Open Hardware Summit 2010, Hall of Science, Queens, NY, USA

Membership schemes can offer a sustainable funding stream, build a community of supporters and provide a source of regular repeat visitors for arts organisations. Successful membership schemes, however, need a strong CRM strategy behind them.


We’re thrilled that @FionaHyslop will be contributing her knowledge of culture & public engagement to #CRConf15


RT @LungHasTheatre: Just booked onto @culture_public‘s #CRConf15 on equalities and diversity, you should to.


Anne Gallacher @luminatescotland and Maggie Maxwell @CreativeScots: new insights on engagement 29 Oct #CRConf15


How an #arts programme has improved lives of looked after children & adults with dementia in South Wales #OneAudience

Efficient target marketing

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Asking the right questions and gathering useful information is key to creating efficient market segmentation. PatronBase were our Future of CRM & Ticketing event sharing their knowledge and experiences of audience segmentation for target marketing and getting the best use out of CRM systems.


In keeping with Access All Areas spirit, if you can’t afford a ticket apply for a bursary. Must-visit event #CRConf15


RT @ArtlinkCentral: We’ll be there. Will you? Access all Areas Conference in Edinburgh on 29th October #oneaudience #CRConf15


New collaboration ‘it’ from @thepresentstage & @Birds0fParadise incorporates BSL in the fabric of the work. #Arts #Access #OneAudience

Data Protection – what you need to know

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Data protection is an ongoing responsibility that arts and cultural organisations need to keep on top of. The Information Commissioner’s Office were at our upcoming CRM event discussing the eight principles of the Data Protection Act 1998, and how you can put them into practice to keep both the regulator and audiences happy.

Disability in Scotland


Based on data from the last Scottish census, 20% of people living in Scotland have a long-term activity-limiting health issue or disability. This equals about 1.04 million people.


Best of luck to @LuminateScot for their 2015 festival which kicks off today! Celebrating creativity as we age! #OneAudience

Implementing new data systems

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Introducing any new system of data capture and management can feel overwhelming. Circle Interactive will be at our upcoming CRM event to discuss how to avoid the common challenges of database implementation.


Scotland’s population is becoming more diverse & growing daily. Join us at #CRConf15 to make sure you’re reaching all groups and communities