How arts and culture are making digital work
Greetings from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. We're busy putting the finishing touches to the programme for our big Making Digital Work event, which takes place Wednesday 7 October in Birmingham.
This event will mark the closing stages of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, a partnership between Arts Council England, AHRC and Nesta. Over the three years of the programme, 52 R&D projects have been supported - all partnerships between arts and cultural organisations and technology companies (browse a full list of all the projects supported here).
Making digital work will be an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of these collaborative projects and share what they have learnt with the wider sector. The day will include presentations, demonstrations and performances by some of the projects, allowing participants to share and take away practical knowledge as well as meet the speakers and those involved in delivering projects.
The main programme will explore the four key learning themes:
- Data led by Julie Freeman, Artist and Artist Associate, Open Data Institute
- Accessibility led by Jo Verrent, Independent Consultant and Senior Producer, Unlimited
- Mobile led by Tom Grinsted, Group Product Manager, Mobile and Devices
- Business models led by Nicola Yershon, Director of Innovation Solutions, Ogilvy
We're lucky to have Rosie Millard hosting the day, which will also include keynote presentations from Darren Henley, the new CEO of Arts Council England and Deborah Bull, the Director of Culture at King’s College London. There will also be a chance to get hands-on with some of the projects and participate in workshops and masterclasses linked to the learning themes.
I hope you can join us for what is set to be a fascinating day.