Magic and immersion: arts organisations to experiment with VR

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02 Feb 2018

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Pilot Theatre are among the organisations awarded grants of up to £20k to develop “riskier, content-driven projects”.

Try before you buy

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04 Dec 2017

A skills gap means that works using technology are still rare in arts centres and galleries. Artists need more opportunities for hands-on experience, says Andrew Knutt.

Hong Kong: Where dance and technology meet

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22 Nov 2017

In the lead-up to the opening of new venues in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, Anna CY Chan is embracing technology to broaden dance audiences and develop future talent.

The domino effect

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10 Nov 2017

Events are fickle things, prone to frequent last-minute changes that can cause chaos. Could your venue’s systems benefit from further digitisation? Andrew Thomas considers the issues.

Volunteering for the 21st century

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09 Nov 2017

New technology and a growing interest from young people has led to a boom in ‘micro-volunteering’ in the arts. Claire Sully explains how it’s helping some organisations engage audiences and save money. 

A role for every volunteer

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09 Nov 2017

Arts organisations in Wales are becoming more imaginative with the types of volunteer opportunities they offer, from online volunteering to time-banking schemes, reveals Gareth Coles.

Over a quarter of theatres have no access information online

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03 Nov 2017

A lack of online information is leaving many publicly funding arts venues inaccessible to deaf and disabled members of the public, a new VocalEyes report has warned.

How to… deal with negative online comments

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05 Oct 2017

It’s inevitable that you will get some bad reviews and customer complaints on social media, but how should you respond? David Burns offers his advice.

New fund to help arts organisations develop immersive content

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02 Oct 2017

The Arts Council England-backed scheme has been announced the week after research found arts organisations are becoming less experimental with digital technology.

Arts organisations becoming less experimental with digital

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27 Sep 2017

A lack of money and staff time are preventing digital progression and confidence in digital skills has stalled, according to a new report on the role of technology in the arts.

Storycasting theatre

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21 Sep 2017

Freedom Studios recently filmed and broadcast a performance live from multiple mobile phones. Imran Ali explains how.

The virtual orchestra

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21 Sep 2017

Virtual reality technology may be in its infancy, but Luke Ritchie sees huge potential for the arts. He reveals how the Philharmonia Orchestra is using it for artistic and audience development purposes. 

A well-planned approach

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14 Sep 2017

Creating effective social media messaging and engaging digital content takes time and careful planning. Sarah Leech describes the approach at HOME in Manchester.

Advertising with Facebook

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14 Sep 2017

Are you certain you are reaching your widest possible audience through Facebook? If not, you may need to consider paid advertising, advises Katie Moffat.

A digital season

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14 Sep 2017

Scottish Ballet’s first digital season gave the company the opportunity to experiment with new technologies, but would audiences like it? Charlotte Gross tells the story.

How to… use Google Analytics more efficiently

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14 Sep 2017

Too many arts and cultural workers are wasting time wading through Google Analytics data. Sara Lock shares some tips on how to be more focused.

Making contact

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04 Aug 2017

Contactless technology presents an exciting new fundraising opportunity. Rob Cawston explains how National Museums Scotland created a contactless donation experience.

New Arts Minister takes over DCMS digital consultation

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06 Jul 2017

#CultureisDigital, originally set up by Minister Matt Hancock, will move into the ‘next phase’ under the stewardship of John Glen.

DCMS changes its name

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03 Jul 2017

The government culture department will now be called the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, acknowledging the “way the department’s remit has evolved”.

Arts projects fail to attract investors

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26 Jun 2017

None of the participants in a digital arts accelerator programme designed to help cultural organisations attract commercial investment were able to convince investors that they could deliver sufficient financial returns.

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