events

Events checklist – disability and access

This briefing, produced by Voluntary Arts, includes a simple checklist which we think covers the most important issues surrounding disability for voluntary arts events.

Information and advice event (Worcester): get the most out of Facebook

Have you considered creating a Facebook page for your group, but aren’t sure how to start? Or perhaps you already have a page, but don’t know what to do next?

Location

YMCA Worcester
Henwick Road Saint Johns
WR2 5NS Worcester
United Kingdom

Top tips for planning a 'Fantastic for Families Event'

Fantastic for Families is a year-round arts listings website and national promotional campaign to families, run by the Family Arts Campaign. It provides an easy way for groups to communicate their commitment to families and connect with new family audiences, with targeted event feeds to a wider range of third-party partners including the likes of Netmums Local, Hoop and many more.

Performing Rights (PRS) declaration slip

You must complete a PRS declaration slip for every concert where you pay royalty fees through Making Music.

Marketing your events – a step-by-step guide

You’ve picked a date, booked a venue, agreed on a programme, and now it’s time to get cracking with ticket sales. Thisguidance will lead you through a set of steps to help you effectively market your events. Whilst the guide focuses on concerts, the ideas will apply to other activities, such as membership recruitment, a workshop or a fundraising event.

Audience development case study: Bristol Choral Society 'Mini Messiah' concerts

Robert Convey of member group Bristol Choral Society explains how they have begun to create the audiences and music makers of the future with their Mini Messiah concerts.

Group collaboration agreement

Groups collaborating on joint projects and events can be a lot fun and hugely beneficial for everyone involved. There are things to be aware of that are different to planning normal events and we have produced some guidance that looks at planning a joint event to help with this. One area this covers is having a simple agreement document between the groups. 

How to get started with social media

This guide gives a simple, step-by-step guide to getting set up on the most important social media platforms for member groups: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Discounts on online ticketing booking fees

Making Music has teamed up with TicketSource and WeGotTickets to offer Making Music members special offers on their online ticketing services.

Should your group be using online ticketing?

Alex Scott from Keele Concert Society talks about his experience with online ticketing and overcoming his hesitation with using it:

At first I was not convinced that Keele Concerts Society needed to sell tickets on a website, but as more and more people are buying things online, particularly the younger generation we are all so desperate to attract to our concerts, I thought we would try for one season and see how it went. I am so glad we did as it has proved a very valuable addition to our box office.