Case studies

Achates Recruits: Streetwise Opera

Achates Recruits supported Streetwise Opera in Spring 2022 with the recruitment of a new Head of Development. The assignment utilised an anonymous application process, mitigating against unconscious bias and focusing on candidates’ abilities....

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China Plate Theatre

In spring 2022, Achates supported China Plate to develop its funding application to remain in Arts Council England’s NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) funding programme....

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Achates Recruits: Hastings Contemporary

Achates Recruits supported Hastings Contemporary in recruiting new Trustees to their board. Achates brilliantly headhunted some key potential candidates...

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Achates Recruits: Opera North

Achates Recruits supported Opera North to recruit a Director of Development in 2022. The candidate brief sought to attract as wide a field as possible, with a number of strong candidates applying to the role from mainstream charity and academia....

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The Art House, Wakefield

In early 2022, Achates led on the development of a Fundraising Snapshot to identify how The Art House could create a step-change in its revenue and capital fundraising...

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West of England Cultural Compact

Working closely with the breadth of stakeholders in this unique, region-wide, Cultural Compact, in late 2021, Achates supported the development of the West of England Cultural Plan....

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Achates Recruits: National Centre for Writing

Achates Recruits supported the National Centre for Writing in the recruitment of two new senior roles, central to the ongoing strategic development of the organisation...

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Arnolfini

In 2021 the gallery invited Achates to develop an Audience Development Strategy that would enable it to ensure that it was optimising the impact of its work...

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32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust

Achates developed an international network map of trust, foundation and individual prospects to support both the capital project and associated future programme...

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Cardboard Citizens

Overall this has been the most successful recruitment process in terms of volume, diversity and calibre of candidates that I have seen for this role in the 15 years I have worked here...

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