Digital theatre model embraces small-scale producers

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13 Oct 2015

Live and recorded screenings have the potential to develop and serve new audiences for small-scale theatre companies, as well as generate income, report concludes.

Digitisation to preserve contemporary art

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08 Oct 2015

A publicly accessible website will be home to digitised contemporary art in a major research and archiving project that will explore how cultural heritage in the visual arts can be safeguarded for future generations.

New business models

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24 Sep 2015

Digital developments are helping arts organisations make more money. Sam Mitchell describes some innovative new business models.

Future of music tuition could be online

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18 Sep 2015

A pilot project in rural North Yorkshire believes it’s landed on an effective and affordable model for delivering music tuition to children in isolated areas. 

Data tool to help the arts build stronger networks

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13 Aug 2015

Through visualisation of employees’ contact lists, a new online tool aims to help arts organisations understand their professional relationships and discover new opportunities. 

Creative access

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22 Jul 2015

Digital technologies offer the arts the opportunity, not only to improve access, but to enhance the experience of all audience members. Paul Glinkowski highlights some projects that are doing just that.

Arts sector misses the chance for digital debate with MPs

16 Jul 2015

Arts professionals have proved reluctant to participate in the parliamentary process via social media, with fewer than 15 individuals actively discussing #artsfunding over two days of digital debate.

EXCLUSIVE: Facts behind National Funding Scheme exposed

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10 Jul 2015

The national online giving platform, which charges among the highest fees of all suppliers, has been propped up by a £125k grant that breaks through the official ceiling on grants from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme.

Digital discoveries

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30 Jun 2015

A new data guide and digital toolkit are showing how digital technology can enhance an arts organisation’s core activity, make its content more accessible and drive new forms of revenue. Tim Plyming explains.

Scotland makes plans to grow creative industries

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26 Jun 2015

43,000 new workers will be needed to support Scotland’s creative industries over the next ten years, according to a new report identifying key issues facing the sector.

Education for a changing world

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25 Jun 2015

Undervaluing the arts will leave young people playing catch-up in a world where creative innovation will be the most highly valued skill, says Pol MacCaba.

Lack of digital skills holding arts workers back

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19 Jun 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills is calling for schools and universities to focus on giving young people a combination of technical and creative skills.

A badge to show for it

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18 Jun 2015

An online reward scheme has the potential to inspire children and young people’s interest in arts learning, believes Laurie Garrison.

Edinburgh festivals must focus on digital development and infrastructure

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22 May 2015

A new strategy report advises Edinburgh’s festivals to improve their digital offering if the city is to avoid complacency and remain a cultural world-beater.

Discovering the cultural reality

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14 May 2015

Karl Greenwood on ways to help tourists discover a city from the inside out, tapping into local knowledge through technology and user-generated content.

Sector split on need for national screening strategy

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01 May 2015

Some performing arts producers and venues report that screenings are negatively affecting their organisations, but the big players are split on whether structured reform to the industry is necessary.

Developing digital engagement

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30 Apr 2015

Verity Sanderson explains how a group of digital marketers are seeking to make changes to marketing strategies and initiatives in their organisations.

The right to make music

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30 Apr 2015

Carien Meijer describes some recent developments of technology and musical instruments for disabled musicians.

Creative learning opportunities

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09 Apr 2015

Through Tate's Circuit programme, galleries across the country are illuminating the voices of young people and delivering significant cognitive, social and emotional benefits, says Mark Miller.

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