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.

Tools of engagement

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11 May 2017

Live entertainment is still a big draw for the Netflix generations, but how should arts organisations go about building relationships with them? Olivia Carr shares some advice. 

Brilliant app design

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04 May 2017

In the competitive world of apps, how can a cultural tour app stand out? Researchers at King’s College London and the University of Melbourne identify five key features.

Meaningful audience relations

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04 May 2017

Digital platforms enhance audience engagement in museums and galleries but can the same be done in the performing arts? Ben Walmsley discusses a research project in contemporary dance.

BBC joins forces with cultural funders to increase arts audiences

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05 Apr 2017

The Culture UK partnership will develop three arts festivals each year, while a new £4m fund will help arts organisations create work for broadcast and online.

Government fosters dialogue between culture and tech worlds

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03 Apr 2017

The Culture is Digital project hopes to provoke online discussion about increasing participation and engagement in the arts, which will feed into targeted proposals.

Protecting creative efforts

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22 Mar 2017

How can we make sure that authors are paid fairly in times of technological change? Luke Alcott discusses the steps that are being taken to protect their rights.

Marketing a sensitive and brutal history

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20 Mar 2017

The rise of the selfie has created new problems for those managing ‘dark tourism’ sites, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. Félicie Kertudo examines how they can promote themselves ethically. 

Online music lessons an effective way of reaching rural pupils

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09 Mar 2017

Music Hubs could save an average of 476 hours driving a week by switching to online teaching, research suggests.

Participation in portrait painting

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09 Mar 2017

A series of portrait-painting events exploring and celebrating diversity engaged both live and online audiences. Mandy Fowler explains how people from all around the world got involved. 

Youtube arts network reviews ‘unrealistic’ ambitions

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24 Feb 2017

A 70k shortfall in subscribers has forced Canvas to switch focus from commercialising videos to providing digital services and training.

How not to be sold a pup

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23 Feb 2017

With new technologies offering potential answers to a myriad of problems facing arts organisations, how can you sift out the ones that offer cost-effective solutions? Andrew Thomas makes some suggestions.

How to… make the most of Facebook

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13 Feb 2017

Is your organisation’s Facebook page failing to gain traction? Paul Taylor shares ten essential tips to boost your profile.

Going live

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26 Jan 2017

Facebook Live has helped The National Gallery get closer to a worldwide audience. Tamara El Assawi shares what they’ve learned conducting online tours.

Art in your hand

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06 Dec 2016

Mobile phones are an intrinsic part of our lives, and they’re also an incredible space to host art, says Richard Warburton.

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