What to Expect From The Arts VA in 2022
Our OOO is on and we’re ready to start our Christmas celebrations! At The Arts VA, we’re taking two weeks off to spend time with family and friends and to also recharge and reflect on the year we’ve had. Before we head off to drink mulled wine and eat our body weight in chocolates, founder Charlie shares her hopes for 2022….
2021 - what a year it has been! Thankfully, after a worrying start, we went on to have a really busy six months. That wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support of our wonderful clients, many who stuck with us through a difficult time for the industry. Unfortunately many of us now find ourselves facing another tough time for theatre - our thoughts are with everyone during this anxious time.
As we head into 2022, I look forward to developing our team and the business further. In January, I hope to attend a VA day run by my mentor Amanda at the VACT. As The Arts VA team has grown over the last year, I want to put more systems in place so that, when I’m on holiday or need to take some time off, the business will run smoothly in my absence.
I also want to expand our team further - to work with VAs with different skills so that we can offer a broader range of services, such as social media content creation. Eventually, I’d like to take on more of a business owner role, handing over some of my work to VAs with the right skill set so that I can focus on managing the team and spending time with my family.
If you’re a regular here, you’ll know we started this blog in May and every week since then we’ve shared tips and advice that we hope you have found useful. I’d love to know your thoughts - what you have enjoyed or found helpful? Is there anything you’d like us to cover?
Also, please get in touch if you’re interested in working with a VA but we haven’t covered the tasks you need help with – there’s a good chance we can give you the support you need! Our next series of blogs, starting in January, covers the A to Z of virtual assistants. Don’t miss it, there’ll be something for everyone!
For now, I’m grateful to take a break and spend some time with my friends and family - but I’m already looking forward to another year working with brilliant, creative people.
From Charlie and everyone at The Arts VA.
The Arts News
With lots of London’s major theatres having to cancel shows due to a rise in Omicron cases, the government has announced a further £30million will be provided to the arts institutions and organisations most affected by the pandemic.
Tickets from as little as £10 are available in January and February for shows including Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Les Mis and Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of). The reduced ticket prices are part of the #BackOnStage campaign to get audiences back to the theatre.
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If you have any suggestions about topics for the blog or you have any questions about how The Arts VA could help you in 2022, head to our contact us page. We'll respond to messages as soon as possible after Christmas.