How can digital help the arts and culture sector thrive?

Digital technology is transforming various aspects of the arts and culture sector. From digital marketing and social engagement, to experiential and interactive technology, to experimental digital art forms – the potential impact is staggering. But arts and culture organisations also face huge economic challenges, and a constant struggle to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. 

In March, we're inviting our members to join us at a new central London location to take part in a digital conversation about the role of digital channels and technology in helping the arts and culture sector thrive. And we've invited some forward thinking people to share their perspectives and ideas with us: 

•  Ludvig Lohse is a Digital Media manager at Imperial War Museums

•  Katy Beale is the co-founder of Caper and co-organiser of Culture Hack 

•  Rob Curran is a digital strategist at Reading Room

• Simon nash is Planning Director at Reading Room

•  We're hoping to confirm a new speaker on the digital arts perspective tbc

Lastly we're also pleased to say that creative technologist Andrew Larking has hacked together a clever contextually aware mobile app specially for the event. We'll be demoing the app live and he'll be talking about the challenges he faced building it as well as the potential applications for the arts and culture sector. 


Two last minute changes to the lineup -  Gill Johnson (Arts Council) and Dave Patten (Science Museum) are no longer able to join us. Ludvig Lohse has kindly stepped into the breach and I am in the process of trying to confirm a speaker to pick up the digital arts perspective. 

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  • Reading R.

    Hi Rob, thanks and not to worry - though you di miss a funn night! Yep Ben recorded it and he's going to write it up on we'll send something out to all members as soon as its ready

    March 13, 2014

  • Rob A.

    Hi All,

    Sorry that neither I or Emma Quinn were able to make it down last night - I hope the event was a success. It would be great to know if there were plans to post any of the outcomes somewhere.

    apologies again.


    March 13, 2014

  • Grant M.

    Unfortunately can't make this anymore... sorry!

    March 12, 2014

  • gaye (dadabit) s.

    Nice that the date is also the birtday of web. 25 years old. In case we need a reason to have a cake

    March 11, 2014

    • Reading R.

      a cake is a fine idea - I had no idea!

      March 11, 2014

  • james d.

    Hi everyone, I am a youth worker in London & a researcher for UEL. At my youth centre in Holborn have just received some initial funding to develop an innovation hub that democratises access to new technologies for disadvantaged young people. I am hoping to meet people who can help us realise this! My email is [masked].

    Best wishes, James

    February 21, 2014

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