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.

ACE lays out investment plans for the year ahead

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02 Apr 2015

More cash will go to fewer NPOs and the Grants for the Arts budget will be smaller than last year.

Food for thought

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26 Feb 2015

To mark Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sarah Pickthall and Maria Pattinson explain how they use art, food and conversation to help young people struggling with issues of self-esteem and body image.

Silos must end for the arts to thrive, report concludes

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17 Feb 2015

The final report of the Warwick Commission inquiry finds the future of cultural value as lying in a seamless relationship between the cultural sector and the creative industries, coupled with a focus on enterprise and creativity in schools. 

Millions of conversations

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09 Feb 2015

How relevant is outreach marketing in a world of digital communications? Hardish Virk believes there is still a place for talking to people on the street.

Naturally thinking digital

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09 Feb 2015

Amy Rushby explains how digital technologies have allowed the RSC to extend its reach and provided more opportunities for it to get creative.

Hard times or smarter times?

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09 Feb 2015

Anne Torreggiani asks whether belt-tightening is driving us to think more strategically about how we communicate with audiences.

Crowdfunding with a twist

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03 Feb 2015

Selling a new building’s fixtures, furnishings and finishing’s through the box office is a fundraising winner. Libby Penn explains how Lyric Hammersmith’s online capital campaign has been raising money and engaging audiences – one click at a time.

Realising the potential of digital technology

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02 Feb 2015

Digital skills, processes and activities have helped most arts organisations reach new audiences and generate alternative revenue streams, report Tandi Williams and Hasan Bakhshi.

Arts embrace digital technology to diversify revenue streams

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03 Dec 2014

Fundraising is at the heart of the top three digital activities forecast to grow among arts and cultural organisations, according to the latest survey of technology use.

York and Dundee named UNESCO creative cities

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01 Dec 2014

The UK now has representative cities for five of the seven creative industries championed by the Creative Cities Network.


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