I’ve worked in the commercial sector for some years now. Priorities are often different from those in the funded arena (though perhaps increasingly less so). When you have investors breathing down your neck, understandably concerned about recouping their investment and demanding evidence of ROI, your focus has to be on spending every penny as effectively as possible.
In the theatre that means one thing – bums on seats. It may be short term, crass even, but it’s the financial reality.… Continue
Added by Simon Thomas on July 29, 2010 at 21:30 —
I always believe in striking while the iron is hot, so I'm writing this the morning after Shift Happens 2010, while the inspiration is still fresh in my mind.
It was another great event, as we all knew it would be. It seemed to me that the debate on technology, social media and the arts has moved on from where it was at Shift Happens 2009, there was much less dissent about the role it has to play, and, as more that one speaker said, it is no longer "what technology?", it is…
Microsoft’s Bing has been around for just over a year, trying to cause a revolution in the search and location services market. But it hasn't got the market share that I expected. So it was with great interest that Microsoft this week rolled out Bing Entertainment, a dedicated hub within Bing that hosts film clips and trailers, music videos, TV clips and games Bing Entertainment is only live in the US at the… Continue
The London Theatre Consortium seeks a Digital Project Co-ordinator 6 month contract, Salary: £25,000 pro rata
The London Theatre Consortium is a collaboration of 12 leading producing theatres across the capital who are working together on an audience development project with funding from Arts Council England’s Thrive! programme.
The consortium has now commissioned a digital agency to design and build a microsite comprising a social media…
Mission Models Money are currently engaged in a research project called Sustainable Ability which is mapping the current response to climate change and resource scarcity and understanding the practical and behavioural barriers preventing greater breadth and depth of response.
To contribute to this important piece of work, please click… Continue
I'm really looking forward to the Stirling AmbITion Roadshow! If you've not been to one of AmbITion Scotland's free day-long events focussed on digital development for the cultural sector, then here's what to expect! A morning of thought invoking and idea inspiring talks and case studies, and an afternoon of hands-on workshops, where you learn… Continue
Added by Erin Maguire on May 17, 2010 at 10:36 —
This is just a quick message to remind all those who are
still Students or Under 25, that there are three places to this years
Shift Happens: ALT Shift conference which are still open for
application. More information about our bursary scheme, and how to
apply, can be found on issuu on the following link: …
> DANCE DESIGNER is a powerful new software program for Choreographers. The intent was to create software that would save choreographers time and help with all steps of the creative process, including supporting choreographers in documenting their Intellectual Property. This new technology offers a complete choreography package…
AmbITion is back on the road, in Scotland! And our first stop, Inverness, on our Northern leg of the roadshow is just around the corner! Who better to commence proceedings in this mighty town? Bill Thompson, our keynote…
With the San Francisco Chronicle's online offering today reporting on Nielsen's new survey that 85% of internet users want online content to be free, cultural organisations could begin to panic about what the business model is for digitising… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on February 18, 2010 at 16:40 —
Since I discovered digital social connectedness (i.e. Twitter etc.) back in March, I'm glad to tell you lots of amazing things have happened: I've found great contributors and stories for my journalism work, been asked to speak at events, write, present, produce,… Continue
Added by Ian Aspin on November 26, 2009 at 9:00 —