Nordicity to conduct a situational analysis of arts and culture in Pakistan
Posted by Carly Frey on Apr 05, 2018

As part of the British Council’s implementation of its new, global impact statements, Nordicity has been commissioned to conduct a situational analysis of arts and culture in Pakistan. This work will guide strategic programming in the country by both the Council and its partners, as well as contribute to international evidence of the impact of the arts in the face of social/cultural norms, digital technology, policy/institutional constraints, and beyond.

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Illegal raves are on the rise as traditional nightclubs close their doors, new figures reveal (The Telegraph)
Posted by The Telegraph in London- UK on Mar 04, 2018

The number of planned unlicensed music events in London recorded by the Metropolitan Police nearly doubled between 2016 and 2017, according to figures obtained by the Sunday Telegraph using freedom of information legislation. The rise has has been linked to the decline of traditional licensed venues, with half of the capital's nightclubs having closed in the past decade, according to City Hall. Mark Davyd, founder and CEO of the Music Venue Trust, a charity that works to prevent the closure of UK music venues, said the high cost of maintaining a license and paying business rates can drive innovative music underground and increasing the allure of unlicensed events. On top of other challenges for nightclubs, business rates in London have risen by an average of 26 per cent since April 2017, according to research company Nordicity.

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Nordicity to develop the Updated Arts Strategy and Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment for the City of Richmond
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Nov 01, 2017

In partnership with Patricia Huntsman Culture + Communication, Nordicity has been selected by the City of Richmond to develop the Updated Arts Strategy and Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment to guide the City’s role and investment in arts and cultural services over the next five years.

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Nordicity to develop an economic profile of the live music sector in British Columbia
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Sep 19, 2017

Nordicity, in partnership with Music Canada Live, has been awarded a grant from the BC Music Fund (administered by Creative BC) to develop an economic profile of the live music sector across British Columbia.

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Nordicity Insight: What can Toronto learn from London about protecting music venues?
Posted by Emily Macrae in London- UK on Mar 23, 2017

If 2016 was the year the world lost some of its greatest musicians, 2017 may be the year that Toronto loses some of its most iconic music venues. From the closure of Soybomb to the uncertain future of Hugh’s Room, Toronto music venues are struggling to keep their doors open but efforts underway in London suggest ways to safeguard local performance spaces.

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Nordicity to help shape the City of Maple Ridge’s 10 Year Cultural Plan
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Feb 07, 2017

Patricia Huntsman & Associates, in association with Nordicity, have been selected by the City of Maple Ridge to develop a new Cultural Plan that will guide the City’s role and investment in arts and cultural services over the next ten years. Nordicity will contribute to the research and stakeholder engagement, as well as bringing its expertise in social impact assessment to the project by conducting a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis.

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UK Theatre and SOLT launch first-ever survey of UK's off-stage theatre & performing arts workforce
Posted by Stephen Hignell in LONDON UK on Nov 03, 2016

UK Theatre and SOLT have launched their first-ever survey of the UK’s off-stage theatre and performing arts workforce. The results will help improve routes into and through the sector, and aid decision-making over the next ten years, including addressing anticipated skills gaps. The report will be published in early 2017, and the findings will be used for the benefit of the workforce and employers.

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Nordicity Insight: Learning from the creative industries
Posted by Stephen Hignell in London U.K. on Nov 01, 2016

The reasons for gathering evidence of impact are more important now than ever before. Demonstrating an impact helps organisations express their legacy and demystify their activities, and equip trustees, staff and supporters with the strongest possible messages when speaking on behalf of the organisation. Measuring impacts can also help assess internal progress and plan strategically for the future. This tenet is true for an individual artist, a company, a venue or an arts administrator.

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Nordicity commissioned to undertake UK theatre and performing arts workforce review
in London U.K. on Aug 04, 2016

UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has commissioned Nordicity, in association with Alistair Smith, Editor of The Stage (print), to undertake a research study of the UK’s theatre and performing arts sector.

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Cable Unbundling Will Devastate Canadian TV Production (Ottawa Citizen)
Posted by Ottawa Citizen in Ottawa on Jan 05, 2016

A new study by Nordicity and Peter Miller predicts that the domestic TV production industry will be taking a $400-million-a-year hit by 2020, partly because of the new CRTC unbundling policy due to take effect in March 2016.

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