The ABO helps develop the skills and knowledge of our members’ staff, including providing and signposting to high quality professional development opportunities for all tiers of management and musicians.
The ABO offers a full and diverse package of training courses in partnership with UK Theatre, and brokers mentoring opportunities by request. The annual conference, specialist managers meetings and occasional seminars also provide opportunities for members’ staff to expand their knowledge and develop their skills.
The ABO works in partnership with other organisations, including the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme, The Audience Agency and the Clore Leadership Programme, to provide training opportunities for and expand the knowledge base of its members’ staff.
The ABO aims to develop better working relations between manager and musician through its Staying Happier For Longer programme, promote best practice in health and well-being through its Healthy Orchestra Charter, in association with Help Musicians UK, and encourage more sustainable practice through the Green Charter, developed in association with industry lead body Julie’s Bicycle.
The ABO also aims to increase the amount and range of high quality family friendly performances, increase the quality of experience, and improve marketing to build and develop family audiences, in collaboration with the theatre, dance and visual arts sectors.
The ABO takes an interest in nurturing the next generation of orchestra management through providing careers advice and internship opportunities.