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.

Accessible interpretation

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12 May 2016

An interactive guide to Kettle’s Yard’s collection is engaging a wide audience online. Lucy Wheeler shares what she had learned from the project. 

Florence and the machine

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12 May 2016

How can the arts sector unlock the power of big data? Jason Jones-Hall suggests we learn from the work of Florence Nightingale, not always known as a brilliant statistician.

Digital volunteering

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12 May 2016

Providing opportunities to volunteer online is helping Birmingham’s museums to engage with more and more people. Rebecca Fletcher explains how they do it.

The digital experience

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12 May 2016

Technology is offering new ways for arts organisations to market their work and engage with audiences. Sofia Carobbio reveals some of the most effective. 

Through the lens of digital art

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12 May 2016

The recent explosion in digital creativity has thrust the arts into the worlds of climate science and wind forecasting, cyberfeminism and many more surprising places, says Tom Higham

Accelerator to develop new arts products and services

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10 May 2016

Following on from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, nine arts organisations will be supported to develop their products and services to the ‘investment ready’ stage.

How to… use Twitter better

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25 Apr 2016

Festival management expert Dr. Louise Platt isn’t afraid of posting a dog pic or two – and you shouldn't be either.

Words, words – they're all we have to go on

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07 Apr 2016

Rachel Grunwald flinches every times she hears someone – including herself – use terms such as ‘cultural offer’, ‘digital’ or ‘diversity’. Is it time to rethink the language we use?

Recruiting millennials

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31 Mar 2016

Tech and data-savvy millennials are ideal employees for arts organisations, but how can we make the sector attractive enough to recruit them, asks Libby Penn.

Appy days?

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16 Mar 2016

Research into an app that encourages students to attend classical music has elicited some unwelcome responses, reveals Garry Crawford.

The year ahead

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26 Jan 2016

What will the next 12 months bring for the arts and cultural sector? The Audience Agency team share their predictions for what lies ahead.

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