Recently we announced our newest service available to the arts community in the North of England. Support for the Arts is an exciting new venture for us at Discourse and we wanted to expand a little upon the work that we will be doing, and what it means for creative artists and the Arts in Yorkshire and beyond.
Our team have over two decades of experience working within the Performance Art industry, with Public Relations and publicity being a significant aspect of that work, with budgets for performances and tours often being limited, it’s important to outreach to an audience get as much coverage as possible without the potentially expensive costs of advertising.
With that being said, from conversations with regional artists and dance artistes and companies, there was a shortage of individuals and agencies providing the required services and offering their support in the North of England. As such, artists were having to outsource these roles to groups in London, charging higher rates without the hands-on approach we aim for. Our Support for the Arts packages were created as a way of helping the industry and putting arts and culture in the North back on the map.
Discourse Group now provide bespoke Press Packages to enable producers of the arts to promote projects and make them successful. Our Public Relations and Marketing strategies provide additional support for producers and the companies, artistes, artists they support and manage.
By working with news and arts media, Discourse can generate significant publicity for productions or sharing of work, through traditional media, online and in print. Our industry specific publications expand your audience by reaching thousands of potential viewers – without having to spend the additional money on expensive advertising.
Through funding and budget management, we offer packages that not only fund projects, but also markets them through the use of public relations and digital media to reach potential audiences, whether it be local, regional, or on tour.
Discourse can assist to raise funds for projects, as well as help plan the most cost-effective way to promote work. Our entire team can lend a hand with regards to networking, copywriting and much more.
Our funding expertise is now being expanded to our business clients, helping them access grants to grow their companies, hire staff, or increase their marketing.