Funding Digital by Jon Pratty


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Jon Pratty presented on the work of ACE, its current and future priorities with regard to funding digital projects.

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  • Open Culture –Speaker Notes Jon Pratty, Relationship Manager, Digital and Creative Economy, ACE SE  
  •   Achieving Great Art For Everyone: what it’s about in brief, where it came from, what it means   1. A new ten year strategy for the arts launched in 2010 2. Two years + in the making 3. Over 2700 artists, galleries, agencies, organisations consulted to inform the strategy 4. Backbone of the new National Portfolio Funding Programme 5. Complements/replaces Turning Point [visual arts strategy from 2006/7
  • Funding Digital by Jon Pratty

    1. 1. Arts Council England Funding digital activity 2011 June 7th 2011 Jon Pratty, Relationship Manager: Digital & Creative Economies
    2. 2. 1. Achieving Great Art for Everyone <ul><li>Ten year strategy for the arts launched in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Two+ years in the making </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2700 artists, galleries, agencies, organisations consulted to inform the strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Backbone of the new National Portfolio Funding Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Complements/replaces Turning Point [visual arts strategy from 2006/7] </li></ul>
    3. 3. 2. Achieving Great Art for Everyone <ul><li>A strategy based on excellence, founded on diversity and innovation; and a new collaborative spirit to develop the arts over the long term, so they truly belong to everyone </li></ul>
    4. 4. 3. Our five main goals <ul><li>1. Talent and artistic excellence are thriving and celebrated </li></ul><ul><li>2. More people experience and are inspired by the arts </li></ul><ul><li>3. The arts are sustainable, resilient and innovative </li></ul><ul><li>4. The arts leadership and workforce are diverse and highly skilled </li></ul><ul><li>4. Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts </li></ul>
    5. 5. 4. NESTA/ACE/AHRC R & D funding NESTA R&D fund [£500k] > ACE Digital Innovation and Development Fund [£15-20m] NESTA R&D applications, via NESTA website, are invited by September 2, 2011 Successful applications announced October 2011  
    6. 6. 5. NESTA/ACE/AHRC R & D funding Key development strand for the Arts Council’s Digital Innovation and Development fund, following later in 2011 Sits alongside other work around digital, such as the Arts Council/BBC Building digital capacity for the arts programme.  
    7. 7. 6. NESTA/ACE/AHRC R & D funding Schemes are broadly sector-agnostic: wide variety of arts and cultural organisations eligible to apply   Visual and performing arts organisations Literary organisations Museums and galleries Libraries Commercial arts and cultural organisations Creative industry businesses [where funded activity is self-contained and has clear public benefit]  
    8. 8. 7. NESTA/ACE/AHRC R & D funding Themes emerging from pilot period: 1. User generated content and social media - harnessing the power of the Internet and social media to reach audiences and to give them a platform for discussion, participation and creativity 2. Distribution - using digital technologies to deliver artistic and cultural experiences and content in new ways  
    9. 9. 8. NESTA/ACE/AHRC R & D funding 3. Mobile, location and games - developing a new generation of mobile and location-based experiences and services, including games 4. Data and archives - making archives, collections and other data more widely available to other arts and cultural organisations and the general public  
    10. 10. 9. NESTA/ACE/AHRC R & D funding 5. Resources - Using digital technologies to improve the way in which arts and cultural organisations are run, including business efficiency and income generation, and the way in which they collaborate with each other 6. Education and learning - developing interactive education and learning resources for children, teachers, young people, adult learners and arts and cultural sector professionals   More here:
    11. 11. 10. Going forward Beyond NESTA R&D   The new schemes are about opening up new exciting new opportunities, uniting historical and contemporary arts and culture, and about learning from museums, libraries and all our audiences too.   Considering the conference and the messages heard so far, ACE are looking forward to working with Collections Trust and Culture24, key future collaborators and partners in the digital cultural community  
    12. 12. 11. Going forward Continuing to consult museum, gallery and library sector organisations Key headlines being fed back to ACE as we speak Opportunities for feedback to final policy approach and strategic thinking Other chances over the next few months to do this  
    13. 13. 12. Going forward Existing ACE funding routes such as Grants for the Arts are open to museums and libraries Arts-related collaborations or explorations RAMM – artists working within collection Fitzwilliam – China project Hove Museum  - Blacksmith artist engaging with collection
    14. 14. 13. Going forward NPO funding agreement work now taking place Further discussion and scoping of opportunities Identification of gaps in provision Strategic digital funding to address opportunities/choices ACE and the sector have identified
    15. 15. 14. Going forward ACE goal two: digital and online one of our key concerns to reaching more widely, engaging with audiences of all kinds   Keen to work alongside HLF digital funding plans following scoping work in 2011 and the NESTA R&D research Committed to working across cultural and heritage sectors  
    16. 16. Thank you Jon Pratty, Relationship Manager: Digital & Creative Economies
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