The Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham
Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts & Humanities Research Council held an event designed to share the learning from the funded projects of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
The day included keynote speakers, presentations, demonstrations and performances by some of the funded projects. It explored how and why to do R&D and how to further develop digital practice. Delegates were able to experience, share and take away practical knowledge as well as network with speakers, the projects and digital experts.
Chair: journalist, author and broadcaster Rosie Millard
Keynote: Deborah Bull, Director, Culture at King's College London.
The programme was based around four 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
Delegates also had the opportunity to sign up to learning sessions from a selection of masterclasses; 1:1s with mentors from Nesta's Creative Business Mentor Network and sessions to try out the recently launched Digital Toolkit for Arts and Culture.