Handy, free tools
Buffer - a simple tool to help you to schedule your social media posts
Canva - easy way to design leaflets, infographics, and more
Toggl - track and analyse your time
iPiccy - online photo editor
Photojoiner - join your photos to create composite images
Mailchimp - create enewsletters, manage lists, analyse responses
PDF creator - create PDFs for free (retains hyperlinks too)
Guidance documents from Writing Services
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• How to write so people will read on
• A simple guide to communications strategy and planning
Blogs and articles
Visit the blog to read about communications, music education, community music, creativity and more including communications guides:
- Lobbying and advocacy for arts & music
- Twelve tips for the Twitter shy
- How to create an effective enewsletter
Other people's resources
Insider’s guide to social media – Charity Comms
Show and tell: guide to portraying beneficiaries – Charity Comms Helpful advice on respecting people’s views and identity, including advice on data protection, photo permissions, etc
Music education & community music communications
Music Education Works – our website collecting, summarising and sharing evidence of the impact of music education
Making music making and learning suitable for all young people – information and resources from Youth Music for anyone interested in music education or community music. Includes Creating a musically inclusive England – a call to action for all music educators and The Power of Equality 2 – a report and guidance (co-authored by Anita Holford).
Creativity, culture and the arts
Enriching Britain: culture, creativity and growth – 2015 report from the Warwick Commission – containing powerful advocacy evidence and information about creativity, culture and the arts – and the importance of everyone having access to a rich, relevant, cultural education and a creative life and future.
Culture case - collated research about the impact of culture
Arts and health
The long-term health benefits of participating in the arts - collated research
Healthy, social, creative - collated research, stories, case studies about voluntary arts and health
National alliance for arts, health and wellbeing - website with resources, directory, and more
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