Shortlist announced for 2018 Emcees Arts & Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

first_imgNational Arts Fundraising School Best Alumni FundraiserDom Jinks & Joe Meldrum, Plymouth CultureJess Boyes, Mind the GapKatie Milton, Ovalhouse Howard Lake | 17 April 2018 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges, including:Francis Runacres, Executive Director Enterprise & Innovation (Arts Council England)Marina Jones, Head of Trusts & Foundations (Royal Opera House)Rachel Cockett, Director of Development (Birmingham Museums Trust)Michelle Wright, CEO (Cause4)Bernard Ross, =mc and National Arts Fundraising School Founder-DirectorDana Segal, Partner Consultant (=mc) & National Arts Fundraising School tutor.Submissions were based on three key factors. =mc Director, Bernard Ross explains, saying: “in assessing the nominations we were looking for evidence that the campaign was based on a strong underlying strategy.“We also wanted to see that the organisation/person had taken a donor-centred approach – that they understood the supporter’s motivations and put them at the heart of the campaign.“Finally, we wanted to celebrate the innovation and creativity within the sector and share it with the rest of the arts community.“The shortlisted organisations and fundraisers have been chosen because we believe them to represent excellence in art fundraising”.WinnersThe winners will be announced on Tuesday 1st May at an event held at Ovalhouse theatre in London. Tickets are available for the evening which will feature networking with arts fundraising professionals, champagne, canapés and live music.Inaugural arts and culture fundraising awards seek nominations (19 February 2016)Winners of inaugural Emcess awards announced (2 June 2016)The Emcees recognise successful arts and culture fundraisers (9 May 2017)  252 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Best Fundraising Campaign under £100,000 (sponsored by Brown Creative)Echo Echo Dance Company – Echo Echo Festival of Dance & MusicNational Youth Choirs of Great Britain – Alumni Champions FundThe Fan Museum – Art Happens: Street Fans CampaignWilliamson and Priory Friends – Green Gallery Campaign Best Volunteer Fundraiser14-18 NOW – David Isaac CBE & MT Rainey OBECardboard Citizens – Sophie DexterPetersfield Museum – Jeremy Mitchell Best Corporate Partnership (sponsored by TicketSource)HOME – Official Sustainability Partnership (with Transport for Greater Manchester)Northern Ballet – first direct bank: Keeping Northern Ballet MovingRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama – partnership with UBS Wealth ManagementSoft Touch Arts – Pulled Both Ways (with Glynis Wright & Co. Family Solicitors) Tagged with: Awards culture Management Centre National Arts Fundraising Schoolcenter_img Advertisement Best Supporter/Membership SchemeBirmingham Hippodrome – Patrons SchemeCoventry City of Culture – UK City of Culture BidSaffron Hall Trust – Membership Scheme Best ‘Donor Love’ exampleRoyal Shakespeare Company – Stitch in Time CampaignShakespeare Schools Foundation – Christmas Card CampaignThe National Trust – White Cliffs of Dover Appeal Twenty four organisations and eight individuals from across the UK have now been shortlisted for the third annual Emcees Awards.Over 100 nominations were made for this year’s awards, established by The Management Centre (=mc) and the National Arts Fundraising School to recognise excellence in arts and culture fundraising.The 2018 Emcees Awards shortlisted nominees are:Best Fundraising Campaign over £100,000 (sponsored by Execucare)Bristol Music Trust – Transform the HallEnglish National Opera – ENO Harewood Artists: 2017 Match CampaignNational Museums Scotland – Save the Galloway HoardRoyal Museums Greenwich – The Altazimuth Pavilion Project  251 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Shortlist announced for 2018 Emcees Arts & Culture Awards for Excellence in Fundraisinglast_img read more

Read More →

Earliest Known Recording Of The Doors To Be Released As New Live Album

first_imgThe rise and fall of The Doors is quite the captivating story, emerging from UCLA and becoming a nationwide phenomenon before Jim Morrison’s untimely death at the age of 27. The Doors captured a sound like no other, as Morrison’s poetry was brought to life by the musicianship of Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore.In the band’s earliest days, they found success in the emerging music scene of Los Angeles. They wouldn’t really hit bigger clubs like the famed Whisky a Go Go until 1967, but they did play on the Sunset Strip before then, playing as the house band at a nearby dive bar called London Fog. Newly unearthed recordings from that venue will be released on December 9th as London Fog 1966.Interesting, these recordings weren’t known to exist until recently, capturing the band in their truly formative era. The box set release includes memorabilia from the shows as well, including: “a poster, the set list handwritten by John Densmore, a program for the Royce Hall UCLA student film screening, plus a London Fog coaster. There are also liner notes included from Sunset Strip legend Ronnie Haran-Mellen, who was the talent booker at the Whisky a Go Go.” The Doors also mention that this will be the first of many exciting releases to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary in 2017.Check out the London Fog 1966 artwork and tracklisting below.London Fog 1966 Track Listing:1. Rock Me2. Baby, Please Don’t Go3. You Make Me Real4. Don’t Fight It5. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man6. Strange Days7. Lucillelast_img read more

Read More →

T-Time: Virtually no team has the talent to beat ‘Bama

first_imgWho can beat Alabama? It’s the question on everyone’s mind this college football season — more so than ever after the Tide steamrolled No. 3 LSU Saturday. The answer is probably no one. At least not one of the other 130 teams in the FBS, who adorably keep playing out their schedules as if the season isn’t a foregone conclusion. It’s like when LeBron lets his kids play each other in one-on-one before swatting every one of their shots like it’s the NBA Finals. Right now, you may be thinking to yourself, “I am a USC student reading a USC student-run paper. Why should I care about Alabama and their dominant collegiate football team? Where is Alabama?” Astute observations, but as USC students, we must all be worried about Alabama for one reason and one reason only: They’re coming. The Trojans play Alabama in the 2020 season opener. I need not remind you of the last time the two programs met, but in the 2016 season opener, Alabama squashed USC 52-6. USC head coach Clay Helton, who has never said a mean word, was seen on the sideline yelling things like “darn,” “oh, goodness” and “oh, shucks.” It was a scary sight. It gets worse. Since the Tide keep getting better and better with each passing year, by 2020 they should be legitimate Super Bowl contenders. Since we’ve established that no current college team can compete with Alabama, here’s how they’d stack up with teams from the past, the NFL and alternate dimensions (it takes a lot of digging to find teams who can beat Bama). Let’s get started with hope this column gives USC a road map to beating Bama in 2020 (it won’t). 2004 USC Trojans (13-0, National Champions (later vacated)) We’ll start here for a couple reasons. The 2004 squad is the most decorated USC football team in recent history. Led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Matt Leinart, USC defeated Oklahoma 55-19 to claim the program’s first unanimous national title since 1972. This USC team holds up as a truly dominant group. They led the nation in scoring defense (7.5 points per game allowed) and placed third in scoring offense (46.1 points per game), en route to a 13-0 record — the program’s first undefeated season in a quarter-century. But could they hang with the 2018 Crimson Tide? Maybe for a half or so. In 2004, USC won four games by 8 points or fewer. Alabama’s closest game this season was a 22-point drubbing over a ranked Texas A&M. You do the math.Predicted score: Alabama 40, USC 21 2001 Miami Hurricanes (12-0, National Champions) There’s a reason the 2001 Hurricanes are often regarded as the best college football team of all time. Not only were the ’01 Hurricanes a truly dominant team — they were also loaded with future NFL stars like wide receiver Andre Johnson, running back Frank Gore, safety Ed Reed and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. They are one of the few teams in college football history that could’ve kept up with Alabama from a talent perspective. The ’01 Hurricanes’ offense, which averaged 43.2 points per game with three future Pro-Bowl running backs, could’ve hung some points on the Tide defense. This year, Alabama is allowing 14.1 points per game. That mark is good for seventh-fewest in the nation, but it isn’t historically ridiculous like most of their other feats (for comparison, Miami allowed 7.2 points per game in 2001). With most aspects of this matchup being a wash, it would likely come to down to the quarterbacks. Alabama’s human-missile-crisis sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa holds the second-best passer rating in FBS history. Miami’s quarterback Ken Dorsey sounds like the name of a used car salesman.Predicted score: Alabama 45, Miami 35 2018 Buffalo Bills (2-7) The Bills are technically not the worst team in the NFL in terms of record (the Raiders and Giants are both 1-7). But I have to believe they’d give Alabama the closest game of any current NFL squad. As an above-average team defensively, the Bills’ three quarterbacks are the three worst judging by passer rating (min. 20 pass attempts). If you put a Swiffer Wet-Jet mop behind center, it may fare better than the trio of quarterbacks Josh Allen, Derek Anderson and Nathan Peterman. Collectively, they’ve thrown over five times as many interceptions (16) as touchdowns. Peterman, the current starter, has been especially impressive in his terribleness, tossing 12 picks and three pick-6’s in just four career starts. Meanwhile, Alabama’s defense is tied for seventh in interceptions (13) and first in pick-6’s (four). This would be a gritty victory for the Tide defense, but they’d ultimately win behind seven turnovers.Predicted score: Alabama 17, Buffalo 6 2003 Atlanta Falcons (Madden Version) The 2003 Atlanta Falcons were a very unremarkable team (5-11, missed playoffs), and thus Alabama could have maybe beaten them because they are quite remarkable. However, the video game version of the ’03 Falcons, as featured in Madden NFL 2004, was special for one particular reason. In it, quarterback Michael Vick was and is the most dominant player in video game history. His speed and precision throws traveled at the speed of light. Therefore, Madden-Vick is the closest equivalent we have to real-life Tagovailoa. Plus, they’re both lefties!If we could somehow transport today’s Alabama team into the video game, we’d witness one of the best quarterback matchups in history. Unfortunately, we just don’t have the technology yet. Bama would still win, though.Predicted Score: Alabama 156, Virtual Atlanta 153Trevor Denton is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “T-Time,” runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

Read More →