AmbITion Scotland is a digital development programme for the arts, heritage and cultural sector in Scotland over 2012-14, funded by The National Lottery via Creative Scotland. Want to get digitally fitter and smarter? Join in!
Engaging with AmbITion Scotland means you can get support - via our Make:IT:Happen Fund, through finding student interns or academic partners and through participating with our learning, resources and networking activities
I went to the Amb:IT:ion roadshow in Edinburgh – it was great. But….have you ever been in a situation when it’s question time and you just can’t decide whether to ask that difficult question(s) or not….Well I stayed silent, but thought I’d raise them here in case it is of interest. The context was Katie [...]
In the feedback from our last Amb:IT:ion Scotland Roadshow event in Dundee, some of our attendees reported that they were looking for further training or information in subjects like measuring impact of online marketing efforts, including social networking tools. They told us that they were looking for more case studies of how other organisations have [...]
Content Experience is King, so says the latest report from the Creative Industries’ Knowledge transfer Network. Five years ago, I used to say that context was king, ten years ago that content was king – how twee those statements now sound! Now, coming into the mainstream understanding of the potential of digital content, are what [...]
So it seems that social media is coming of age: the ning platform (AmbITion Scotland’s network is run on it) has announced that they are changing from their freemium business model, and ning will now have to be paid for. Read The Guardian‘s report. Facebook have said that they’re thinking of moving to the freemium [...]
Envirodigital has been webcasting clients’ events for six months now. Our clients want to: <li>increase the scale, access, reach, impact and legacy of their events; and create a good quality experience for those who chose not to travel to attend the live event.</li> At Envirodigital, we’re thrilled to work with our clients in the cultural [...]
Are you… Working as an artist, administrator, manager or in any other role in the independent performing arts sector in the North West of England? Do you… Want to expand your practice or professional development by working internationally? Have an idea for project or collaboration in a particular European city? Want to share your learning [...]
Last week I attended a daylong workshop at the CAM Conference sponsored by the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA). The workshop was a Technology Salon for Small Museums and featured presentations throughout the day on how to use technology wisely and efficiently for marketing, interpretation, and in exhibits. It was hosted by the de Saisset [...]
I was recently asked to write a guest blog post for Culture 24′s Museums at Night blog on the subject of social media and the arts. I’ve tweeted and retweeted and Facebooked it but here’s the link anyway. It’s kind of a call to action so comments always welcome.
Black Country Touring, Kali Theatre Company and Birmingham Rep Theatre are using webcasting to realise their latest play – set in homes across the Black Country! Behna is a play based in a Punjabi household set the day before a family wedding. As the guests are busy eating, singing and dancing, tension is brewing in [...]
Research into the NT live experiment shows just what a success this early stage is. Audiences at the live streamings in cinemas experience the ‘live’ experience not just as much as those in the theatre, BUT MORE. And they report even higher levels of emotional engagement than those at the theatre. My own experience bears [...]