Arts organisations maintain a balancing act between safe and risky artistic program. Playing safe doesn’t make an organisation safe. Risk avoids boring art.
Carriageworks in Sydney NSW has been placed into voluntary administration in an effort to survive the Covid-19 inspired shutdown of the arts sector. Analysis of recent financial reports illustrate underlying issues prior to Coronavirus. Mapping of operations against The Cycle organisational framework show the basics were not being attended to.
Marketing is a key activity within The Cycle model for viable and sustainable arts organisations
The Cycle framework helps arts organisations to identify areas for improvement and set a long term pathway to becoming sustainable
Arts organisations and galleries need to understand their ‘cash burn’ this is the monthly amount of their cash reserves they would burn to cover a deficit and provide a guide to survival timeframe
Artists and art galleries face an uncertain future as many are forced to close their doors
Arts organisations face threats to their viability because of Covid-19 crisis, this organisation checklist will help them with organisational readiness. Free download.