Making Money and Saving Money in Theatres and Arts Centres - Liverpool

Join an exclusive gathering of arts leaders for an afternoon of knowledge sharing and best practice.

- sponsored by Yesplan.

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An afternoon Seminar at Bluecoat (Liverpool)

The challenges facing today’s arts centres are considerable. 

As venues are challenged by funding cuts and the continual need to find new revenue streams, we look at how you can drive efficiency to reduce costs and be creative in the pursuit of additional revenue. During this FREE to attend session you’ll hear from expert speakers on these challenges and how arts organisations are working to address them with practical solutions. 

Places are strictly limited to 30 people so make sure you book early. 

Meet our expert speakers!

Keynote speaker Rob Macpherson

Rob Macpherson spent over 15 years at Birmingham Hippodrome running brand, marketing, sales, PR and fundraising, with a 30-strong team helping it grow into one of the most successful unsubsidised and award-winning cultural institutions in the UK with a turnover of up to £30m. In 2018/19 nearly 600,000 enjoyed musicals, opera and ballet, contemporary dance, comedy and drama, and pantomime; with a further 250,000 engaging with free festivals and community programmes.

He held previous roles at Warwick Arts Centre, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra following a music degree and one miserable year with PwC.

In April 2019 Rob set up Impakt, as a new consultancy in association with Substrakt, a digital agency based in Birmingham. Impakt advises arts organisations, other charities and HE institutions on strategic brand development, corporate communications and creative thinking. 

- Twitter: @robmacpherson and @creatingimpakt 

Andrew Thomas Principal Ynys Consulting Ltd 

A lot of people often say Andrew does not have a proper job. He agrees with that, he says has about six of them. Therapist, lawyer, wrestling referee, nursery school teacher and wild west sheriff are just some of the ways he describes consulting and working with major sports and entertainment franchises around the world wrangling with technology and data to work smarter not harder. 

His current client list includes Premier League football clubs, major festivals and some of the UK's most iconic arts venues. As well as leading Europe’s Ticketing Professionals organisation he sits as one of the International representatives on the board of INTIX. 

Annie Lord Acting Head of Site Operations (Calderstones), The Reader

The Reader is a national charity that wants to bring about a Reading Revolution, so that everyone can experience and enjoy great literature, which they believe is a tool for helping humans survive and live well. Through a growing movement of 1,000 volunteers and partners, they bring thousands of people together each week to share and discuss great novels, short stories and poems. They call this Shared Reading. 

Annie looks after operations at Calderstones Park which includes its newly opened venue, The Mansion House, which is home to the International Centre for Shared Reading – a centre of excellence that is open to anyone who wants to begin or develop their Shared Reading practice. 

David Pearce Managing Director Europe, Tessitura Network

David is based in Mumbles in Wales and is responsible for oversight of Tessitura's business in Europe. His remit includes strategic direction, operations, service, knowledge sharing, thought leadership and relationship management across Europe. 

Over the last 30 years David has worked with a range of private and public sector organisations to develop a range of skills. Latterly, as the Strategic Director of Wales Millennium Centre, he oversaw the opening of the world leading landmark venue and its first 14 years of operation. 

David is a Member of the Institute of Directors, a former Trustee of the Association of Cultural Enterprises and an experienced qualified Executive Coach.

Btw... Have you already checked out the Aftermovie of our previous event at the MAC in Birmingham?           

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