The benefits of matching Business Mentors with arts and cultural organisations are multiple. Read about different cultural organisations' experiences
“Our ArtsForward business mentor is fantastic – really smart, experienced and he asked many insightful questions that have already got me thinking. We talked a lot both about the business planning we’re just embarking on, and the need for us to increase our earned revenue across a number of areas.”
Susanna Eastburn, Chief Executive, Sound and Music
"Our mentor is a great fit for Improbable. He understands our company and our ethos, but also provides constructive challenge as we move forward. When thinking about growing our corporate income stream, we had felt overwhelmed and daunted. Our mentor has demystified this process"
Rachael Williams, Executive Director, Improbable
Sound and Music is the national charity for new music. Their vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators. Their work includes composer and artist development, partnerships with a range of organisations, audience development, touring, information and advice, network building, and education.
Sound and Music are working with a Business Mentor through ArtsForward to identify opportunities for growth and support business plan development.
Improbable is an arts production company, incorporating improvisation, collaboration and facilitation. One area of their work is facilitating Open Space conversations, this is a framework for meetings and events.
Their Business Mentor is supporting them to develop the Open Space concept for the corporate sector to create a sustainable income stream for the company.
Other current ArtsForward cultural participants include: Albert & Friends Instant Circus, Anjali Dance Company, artsdepot, Assemble, Barnet Education Arts Trust (BEAT), Battersea Arts Centre, Capsule, Convergence, English Folk Dance and Song Society, Gate Theatre, Iris Theatre iristheatre.com, James Cousins Company, Lewisham Music Hub, London Sinfonietta, Space In Between, Stage 2 Youth Theatre
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