“Desperate need” for business skills laid bare

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20 Jul 2018

Creative and cultural organisations are struggling to recruit employees with fundraising and business support skills, a new report reveals.

Making learning messy

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12 Jul 2018

A training programme in Wales is helping teachers create environments of "constructive chaos" that their pupils can thrive in, reports David Baxter.

Driving growth with the cloud

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28 Jun 2018

Since moving its box office system to the cloud, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has increased online sales and started taking online donations, says Paul McGuinness.

Government invests £17m in new immersive experiences

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21 Jun 2018

Cultural institutions will collaborate with businesses to develop new audience experiences using virtual or augmented reality.

Towards a frictionless digital future

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21 Jun 2018

Technological and digital developments grow exponentially. The arts sector must take advantage of the technology available now and be ready for the digital changes ahead, advises Daniel Rowles.

Creative Scotland trials matched crowdfunding scheme

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06 Jun 2018

The launch follows research into the power of match funding to boost public donations to arts organisations and increase fundraising skills.

What it means to be really digital

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03 May 2018

With all the reliance on digital technology over the past decade, are arts organisations as digitally mature as they should be, asks Hannah Mason.

From fantasy to reality

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02 May 2018

As new technologies open up the possibilities for creativity in stage performance, a new children’s theatre production showcases the potential of augmented reality. Sasha Kreindlin tells the story.

Arts organisations urged to create ‘culture of digital experimentation’

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16 Mar 2018

New analysis by Nesta assesses the context in which UK arts and culture organisations operate as Arts Council England consults on its next ten-year strategy.

Arts Council to launch new £1m digital skills network

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09 Mar 2018

The DCMS has published an ‘action plan’ to help cultural organisations make the best use of new technology.

Arts Council reduces funding for The Space by 48%

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21 Feb 2018

The digital art agency has described its reduced budget as “an excellent opportunity to sharpen our focus”.

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.

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