Category Archives: Want to do what we’ve done in your town?

Why our story shall be called ‘Cakes on a Train’

A taster for Jani’s book, The Art House Story:  Cakes on a Train (how to build your dreams when you don’t have what you need to do it) It’s a working title, OK? Here goes…. The kitchen was rammed with … Continue reading

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A response to being called ‘A Business’

The Art House is not free to use, not publicly funded and is based on a business model. This leads some people to think we are just in it for the money – and it is a tightrope we have … Continue reading

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On financial honesty…..

Most businesses play their financial cards very close to their chests.It’s common business wisdom to be super-cagey about the money stuff, pretending all is well when it isn’t or pretending all is bad when it’s great.Aside from the accounts we … Continue reading

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That awkward money question….

Money makes the world go round, we are told.  We thought it was due to the fact that all planets spin, due to being formed by various debris coalescing under gravity, and that matter coming together with some inherent spin or … Continue reading

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How to start your own not-for-profit arts cafe

We often get asked ‘how did you do this’ and the answer is not a very simple one!  For each idea, each project, the journey will be very different.  Here, though, are a few tips we’d like to share on … Continue reading

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