Putting on 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.

Licensing and copyright: what you need to do

Licensing – whether that's about gaining permission to use a venue, or a piece of music – can seem like a minefield of confusing legislation and complicated procedures. This guidance provides a brief summary of the areas your music group might need to be informed about and what steps you should take.

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.

Performing Rights (PRS) for dramatico-musical works

If you're performing dramatico-musical works (e.g. an opera, musical, revue, pantomime or ballets) then Grand Rights apply and additional permissions must be sought be required.

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.

Fundraising case study: Harmony Sinfonia school workshops

Crowdfunding involves using online platforms to gather small donations from a large audience to fund particular events, initiatives or projects.

Discounted hire rates on our Steinway model C piano

Making Music offers its Steinway model C piano for hire at extremely competitive rates for members and non-members.

Subsidies for booking Young Artists and St Martin's winners

Each year our Young Artists and the St Martin's Chamber Music competition bring together the best young professional musicians at rates that are affordable to amateur music groups.