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
Individuals and organisations working in arts, culture and the creative industries in Scotland are faced with a rapidly changing external operating environment that is increasingly uncertain. Many, especially those working in small practices, micro businesses and SMEs, face continuous obstacles to achieving their full potential, especially in relation to accessing the right kind of human and [...]
Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web thinks that there is a third iteration of the web emerging: (web 3.0?!) big data, wearable computing, the internet of things, and 3D printing are all a part of the wave of emerging technologies that once again will disrupt where we’re at now and [...]
Today, 1 May 2013, fifteen of Scotland’s arts, culture and heritage organisations have received a £91,000 investment of National Lottery funds to capitalise on opportunities presented by digital technologies in a third round of funding from AmbITion Scotland’s Make:IT:Happen fund.
The UK Crowd Funding Association (UKCFA) has just launched as a new trade body for crowd funding operators, with membership being conditional to agreeing to the code of practice. Says Arts Professional reporting on the establishment of the body: The code is aimed at protecting the growing number of investors, donors and businesses using the [...]
AmbITion Scotland were pleased to be featured in the December 2012 Insights and Ideas Cafe event on the theme of Creative Carbon. Listen below! Want to learn more about the examples that Hannah mentions in her talk? Read our follow-up blog post Examples of Ecologically Sustainable Projects Powered by Digital. Insights & Ideas is [...]
Source – Culture professionals network: Culture professionals blog | guardian.co.uk Social platforms and social selling have crucial roles to play in craft’s evolution through the digital age, finds Karen Yair Craft is becoming increasingly visible in the social media sphere. Makers, retailers, galleries and craft organisations are all embracing online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as key [...]
Says Matthew Bowcock, author of DCMS’s new Culture Ministry report Digital Giving in the Arts: “It may seem obvious to state that voluntary giving does not happen in isolation; it is an outcome from a process of audience engagement which may occur over a long period. In a similar manner, digital technology alone does not [...]
When people ask me about the Sustainable AmbITion strand of the Make:IT:Happen fund, they are often curious about the sort of projects other arts, cultural and heritage organisations have undertaken where digital technologies are used to assist environmental sustainability. To get your creative juices flowing, here are some of the examples I usually share – [...]
You’d think that ten and a half hours of SEO, conversion funnels and Google Analytics would be enough to send even the most hardened digital marketer reaching for the eye mask. So it was a relief that none of the participants in my AmbITion Winter Workshops series nodded off. Reflecting on the three sessions, a [...]