Quote of the Day: on big stakes and long tails in the movie world

By Kate Foy

As the weekend turns towards the Oscar ceremonies on Sunday night (US) Monday morning (AU), AO Scott writes in the NY Times about the contenders in the Oscar race this year and especially on what he calls the David v Goliath battle of blockbuster up against little movies that can.  It’s also about the way…

Quote of the Day: on social media and your arts company

By Kate Foy

Worth a complete read but here is the nub of the matter : No matter your geographic focus, social networks are fundamentally about forming a community and having conversations. Therefore, having a clear purpose in mind when you choose your networks is essential. We’ve all heard the adage “the medium is the message.” It means…

Arts Education – what should we teach and how?

By Kate Foy

There’s a Twitter discussion happening right now hashtagged #artsed .  The hashtag acts as a search key for tweets that have anything to do with arts education, but this particular thread of the discussion is focussing on the issue of professional training for artists – more particularly theatre artists, and especially actors.  The originating posts…

Group or Page: What’s best on Facebook for an arts company?

By Kate Foy

Image by See-ming Lee ??? SML via Flickr I’ve been a fan for a long time of the blog/website as the hub of an individual’s or a group’s digital world.  Couple a blog with various outlier social networking applications like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and so on, and you expand your outreach.  Not everyone uses social…

Is there anything right with the theatre?

By Kate Foy

When you spend as much time on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to as many theatre focussed blogs as I do, then you take notice of themes that won’t lie down. There’s been a bit of a stir in the social networking streams over the past couple of weeks, and it’s been about the current…

Footnotes to my year in theatre – 2009

By Kate Foy

The theatre and I have had a love affair for many years now; my Actors Equity membership card notes 13 March 1973 as my joining date, but that is just the marker of when it became a day job for real; the affair began long before then.  During this – my first, official year of…