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.

Resources to help develop audiences for new music

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15 Jan 2016

A new website is sharing the experiences of an EU-wide project to make contemporary music accessible to wider audiences. 

Push to broaden school/arts partnerships in London

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15 Jan 2016

Opportunities for schools to connect with cultural organisations in the capital will be shared through a new online platform aiming to improve communication between the two.

Surge in streaming pushes music consumption up 4%

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08 Jan 2016

Sales of CDs and vinyl may not be suffering as much as some predicted as the popularity of online streaming continues to rise, new figures suggest.

Creating a virtual new world

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07 Jan 2016

Anna Frew has spent a year exploring the potential uses for drone technology in the arts. She tells us what she has discovered. 

Digital gap between NPOs and sector widening

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18 Dec 2015

Arts organisations are continuing to embrace digital technology, but not all at the same rate and a cautious approach is emerging, according to a recent survey.

A cautious approach

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17 Dec 2015

The arts sector still has enthusiasm for digital technology but some are now taking a more cautious approach, according to a recent survey. Sam Mitchell discusses the findings.

Upwardly mobile

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19 Nov 2015

The arts sector is not adopting mobile technology fast enough, says Tim Plyming, who sees it being used not just to sell tickets but to enhance the visitor experience.

A smart future for Singapore

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19 Nov 2015

In 2013 Drew Hemment got the call – the Singapore government wanted his help staging an arts and technology festival. He explains what happened next.

Tour bookers get helping hand with new online services

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17 Nov 2015

New online resources aim to streamline tour booking for theatre companies and help venues widen their programming.

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