UNIT 35: THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND VENUE MANAGEMENT

UNIT 35: THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND VENUE MANAGEMENT

The Entertainment Industry and Venue Management H/601/1828

LO1 Understand the contribution of the entertainment industry to the economy


Understand the contribution of the entertainment industry to the economy Data: analysis of data from the entertainment and venue industry eg Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Annual Reports, Leisure Tracking Survey; the Henley Centre; Target Group Index, BMRB International; General Household Survey Economy: ways the entertainment and venue industries have contributed to the national economy; the development and distribution of different activities Agencies: comparison of funding agencies (local, regional and national); their impact on the entertainment and venue industries

1.1 analyse the contribution of the entertainment industry to the economy and the development and distribution of different activities


1.2 compare local, regional and national funding agencies and their impact on the entertainment and venue industry



LO2 Understand types of activities offered by the entertainment industry


Understand types of activities offered by the entertainment industry Activity: by performers eg professional, semi-professional, amateur; by venue eg venuespecific, touring, festivals; by art forms eg live music, opera, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, visual arts (exhibitions, film and video) Audiences: national data usage figures; age and socio-economic breakdown; spectator and participatory activity; widening choice Venues: major entertainment venues eg arenas, stadia, exhibition centres; dedicated spaces eg theatres, concert halls, arts centres, clubs, cinemas, galleries; non-dedicated spaces eg streets, schools, pubs, homes, outdoor spaces, community halls; urban/rural provision For-profit sector: provision eg concerts, festivals, cinema, theatre, popular music and recording industry, bingo, television, clubs; opportunity-led provision; ‘space to sell’ concept; commercial sponsorship Not-for-profit sector: public and voluntary sectors; role of Government and funding agencies; non statutory provision; Arts Council; regional arts boards; local authorities; voluntary organisations eg ‘Friends’; principles of revenue and capital subsidy; National Lottery; arts sponsorship; direct and indirect economic benefits

2.1 compare the scope of the entertainment and venue industry and the range of activities offered


2.2 classify entertainment activities using audience profiles and venues

LO3 Understand the management and operation of different types of venues

Understand the management and operation of different types of venues Strategies: management and operational strategies of organisations within the industry Income generation: revenue generation and procedures within the industry; front of house operations; box office Influences: status eg for-profit, not-for-profit; direction eg programming, scheduling; administration eg licensing, staffing, budgeting, resource planning Audience and performance needs: health, safety and security; cleaning and maintenance; catering and bars; technical and production staff; performers Marketing needs: publicity; promotion; merchandising and point-of-sale; media relations Employment: managerial and supervisory levels in each sector Staffing: work and responsibilities for selected venues commenting on current practices; deployment of staff to ensure a smooth and effective organisation

3.1 compare management and operational strategies for selected venues, commenting on their revenue generation and procedures


3.2 evaluate different areas of work and responsibilities for selected venues, commenting on current practices, deployment of staff to ensure a smooth and effective organisation




LO4 Understand trends in the entertainment and venue industries


 Understand trends in the entertainment and venue industries Opportunities: current opportunities in the entertainment industry Future trends: trends eg purpose built, multi-purpose facilities, partnership funding, commercial approach to management; cultural provision as part of major international sports events Technological influences: technical; production; new technologies; effect of technological changes


4.1 analyse current trends in the entertainment and venue industries

4.2 discuss the effect of current funding arrangements in the entertainment industry and future potential developments


4.3 analyse the impact of technological changes in the management and operation of entertainment activities and venues



  

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