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.

What video content do audiences want?

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27 Oct 2016

From trailers and vox pops to backstage sneak peeks, the arts sector produces reams of video footage, but what impact does this content have on audience behaviour? Andrea Perseu shares his recent research.

Tech for the digital natives

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26 Sep 2016

The digital installations at Tate Modern’s new extension not only show previously hidden treasures, but also appeal massively to a young audience, says Adam Jenkins.

Knowing your online audience

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15 Sep 2016

Now that we have all gone digital, the next challenge is to find out much more about our online audiences, says Katie Moffat.

Caught on film

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15 Sep 2016

Short films showcasing the work of museums in Cornwall have had a real impact on the local community and attracted the attention of key influencers and decision-makers. Chloe Hughes explains.

Arts Minister backs access agenda in first keynote speech

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09 Sep 2016

New Arts Minister Matt Hancock stressed the sector’s “special responsibility” to promote social mobility in his first major speech to the arts today.

Job ladder – David Watson

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20 Jul 2016

From London 2012 to Hull 2017, digital specialist David Watson tells us about his career so far.

A more open approach

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07 Jul 2016

Do you like free beer and free speech? Open source software may be for you. John Birchall highlights the benefits and points out the pitfalls.

My Research: Cats are your competition

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05 Jul 2016

There’s a reason 19 million people have watched a video of Grumpy Cat, and arts organisations can learn a lot from it, says Oonagh Murphy.

Embracing the mobile box office

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04 Jul 2016

Meet your customers’ expectations of mobile responsiveness and you will be rewarded with loyalty. David Wright profiles two arts organisations that are getting it right. 

A seamless user experience

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04 Jul 2016

Online and mobile ticketing is the new normal. But the frustrations of ticket buyers – and box office staff – must be taken seriously if it is to be done well, says Ben Curthoys.

Welsh arts organisations to experiment with digital projects

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24 Jun 2016

Artists in the caves and bogs of the Brecon Beacons National Park are to receive support to distribute their work as part of a new innovation fund for digital projects in Wales.

The Space shifts focus away from digital art

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03 Jun 2016

A new commissioning round focuses on access and diversity in a bid to address issues raised in the White Paper and Warwick Commission report.

We will connect you

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26 May 2016

A new box office system has built a stronger link between London’s Dominion Theatre and its ticket agents, who can now sell directly from the live inventory. Libby Penn reports.

Light, sound and conversation

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19 May 2016

An interactive light and sound installation recently connected neighbours in a former coal mining area. Debbi Lander explains how.

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