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.

RCM to create historic musical instruments database

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13 Nov 2015

Around 40,000 historic instruments, including the world’s only octave contrabass serpent, are to be made publicly available via the Royal College of Music’s new online database.

Arts sector to inform review of ticket resale market

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23 Oct 2015

An independent review is examining the effect of new consumer protection measures on the online ticket resale market.

What’s in a name?

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22 Oct 2015

Should the arts stop using the term ‘digital’? Is it ready to? Anna Dinnen looks at recent Digital R&D Fund projects and surveys to answer the question.

Data worlds explored

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14 Oct 2015

Placing data-scientists-in-residence in arts organisations has led to some futuristic tools that are of real use. Cimeon Ellerton reveals the details.

Creating harmony

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13 Oct 2015

Struggling with a growing library of video files, London Symphony Orchestra urgently needed a new system. Chris Rogers explains why a web-based solution was ideal.

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.

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