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Peter Knott, Arts Council England introduces the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture



Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture: Digital Day (Bristol) ...

Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture: Digital Day (Bristol)

Peter Knott, Regional Director, East Midlands – Arts Council England

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  • 1. Peter Knott
    Regional Director,
    East Midlands
    Arts Council England
  • 2. Digital and the arts and culture sector
    Bicycle Ballet, Brighton, 2006
    Photo: Matthew Andrews
  • 3. Achieving great art for everyone
    Achieving great art for everyone sets out our vision for the arts
    Shaped by views of artists, arts organisations, the public
    and our many stakeholders and partners, it focuses our
    work for the next 10 years and provides the rationale for all
    of our investments
  • 4. Our evolving vision for digital
    Thinking digitally
    Thinking digitally
    Who Wants to be a Hero Now, Blind Ditch
    Vanland young people's rural media project 2004 - 2006. 
    Adrienne Hart taking part in Dance SCAPES project, Swindon
    Photo: Kevin Clifford
  • 5. Thinking digitally
    We want to support a transformative step change in the
    way that artists and arts organisations engage with digital
    media and technologies, thereby radically expanding the
    scope, reach and impact of arts and culture.
    We recognise that digital development can support the
    development of artistic forms and practice as part of an
    organisation’s mission; digital marketing and audience
    development; new business and organisational models;
    and digital media production and digital distribution
  • 6. Thinking digitally
    We want arts organisations to be more focused on creating imaginative digital content that can attract audiences, leading to a greater proportion of publicly funded arts and culture content and experiences being available to the public
    We want to generate greater digital capacity within the arts sector, particularly in relation to digital marketing, organisational development and digital media production and distribution
  • 7. Thinking digitally
    We want to support the arts and cultural sector in attracting investment from technology and creative media industry partners to explore new audiences and markets for digital content, products and services
    Through digital technologies, we want to encourage a larger more diverse audience to experience and benefit from the arts we fund; this includes people living in areas where arts participation is currently low, and children and young people
  • 8. Putting policy
    into action
    Putting policy
    into action
    Jonah Bokaer's 'Three Cases of Amnesia‘, Bournemouth University. 
    Photo credit: Roy Riley  
    Skin, ACE Dance and Music
    Photo: Brian Slater
  • 9. Putting policy into action
    Our vision for digital builds strong foundations:
    • drawing out the research and evidence from the Digital Opportunities Programme (available soon)
    • 10. working closely with the BBC Academy on our Building Digital Capacity for the Arts programme
    • 11. investing in pilot projects such as this Digital R&D Fund
  • Putting policy into action
    To achieve our vision, we will pursue a policy approach
    across our total investment in the arts from 2012
    We will use our investment intelligently across our national
    portfolio, Grants for the arts and strategic funding streams,
    addressing needs and opportunities and adding value to
    what is happening already
  • 12. Putting policy into action
    • organisations in our national portfolio will be
    crucial partners in realising this vision. We will
    expect all organisations to consider how digital technology can enable them to deliver their missions better
    • Grants for the arts, our open-access Lottery
    funding programme for arts activities will continue to fund artists working with digital technology and digital projects
  • 13. Putting policy into action
    • later on this year, we will announce a digital innovation and development programme, focussing on gaps and opportunities for the sector, covering areas such as capacity building, skills, content development and R&D
    • 14. we will consolidate existing partnerships and develop new ones with partners across the technology, film, broadcast and creative media sectors
  • Putting policy into action
    • we will play a leading role in advocacy and policy development, covering areas such as:
    • 15. intellectual property
    • 16. national government media and communication reviews
    • 17. cross cultural sector work on open data
  • Taken together, these
    actions will support a
    continuum of
    development and
    innovation activities
    that will use digital
    technologies to
    radically expand the
    scope, reach and
    impact of arts and
    Band on the Wall, Manchester, refurbished with £2.5million in Arts Council capital funding. Image by Brian Slater Photography. 
  • 18. Andrew Motion poem in Sheffield
    Photo: Jack Eames