We Are Culture24
Culture24 is an independent charity that brings arts and heritage organisations together to do amazing things they couldn’t do on their own. We are a small and dynamic team of writers, thinkers, producers and publishers who love arts and culture, understand digital and believe that cultural organisations have a vital place in a better world.
We are best known for publishing great websites about culture; producing the successful Museums at Night festival of after-hours openings, and leading Let’s Get Real, the collaborative action research project involving cultural organisations across the UK and Europe. We also aggregate and share data about thousands of cultural events exhibitions and venues with a range of partners.
If you’d like to hear about all of the amazing things we do, sign up here.
Digital skills and literacies – free seminar 22nd March in Manchester
Do you work in an arts or heritage organisation in England and wish to improve your online presence? This free seminar from Google and the Arts Council is curated by Culture24 and will focus on “Reaching audiences online, analytics and content strategies”. It takes place at The Digital Garage, Manchester Central Library on Tuesday March 22nd. Sign language interpretation is available on request. Find out more and register your interest.
Improving access to your digital collection – free workshop on 19th April
This free, one day workshop is for collection holders (galleries, archive, museums) who want to improve access to their digital collections and takes place at the Wellcome Library, London on Tuesday the 19th April. Thanks to support from the Europeana Foundation we can cover your travel costs to London to attend if necessary. Find out more and register your interest.
Museums at Night Briefing Session – 10th February in Brighton
Brighton Lighthouse Gallery will host the latest free Museums at Night briefing sessions aimed at industry professionals eager to learn more about hosting a festival event on Wednesday 10th February. Sign up here.
The next Museums at Night festival will take place on 11th to 14th May 2016.
Connect! 2016 – artists announced, event submission form open
Connect! is our public vote competition for museums and galleries to win a contemporary artist and £3,000 for their October 2016 Museums at Night event.
The artists this year are Marcus Coates, Susan Hiller, Aowen Jin, Peter Liversidge, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, and Bedwyr Williams. Find out more about their work, and their ideas for Connect! events here.
Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences
We have just kicked off a brand new collaborative action research project to explore how arts and heritage organisations can get better at reaching and engaging young audiences with their digital content.
We are working with 19 arts and heritage organisations over 7 months from November 2015, to help them better reach and engage children and young people through developing effective digital content publishing strategies based on fit for purpose tactics and skills.
Find out more about Let’s Get Real Young Audiences.
Digital Showcasing for Chinese audiences
Culture24 and the British Council, in partnership with Storythings, are working a unique new collaborative project to develop relevant and engaging UK online cultural content for international audiences with a focus on China.
We are working with an exciting mix of ten UK arts or heritage organisations (The Barbican, Wales National Opera, Victoria and Albert Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Shakespeare Company, Waddesdon Manor, National Galleries Scotland, Royal Pavilion and Museums Brighton, National Theatre Wales and The Place), guiding them through the re purposing of existing assets to create engaging digital content for Chinese audiences.
Culture24 on Twitter
- Archaeologist says romantic Chester is "without doubt" better than Paris for #ValentinesDay: https://t.co/9w9IlSiixs https://t.co/pYDAiqB06oFeb 13 2016 | 12:04:47
- El Anatsui review: From Nigeria to London, celebrated artist brings show to @octobergallery https://t.co/rhlpgfEQST https://t.co/J5wVDNM1cEFeb 12 2016 | 18:30:43
- The Postal Museum isn't open until 2017, but here are a few of the things to expect in there https://t.co/Nmf7UnAM1h https://t.co/W582fEv5rBFeb 12 2016 | 15:41:09
“It's vital everyone understands the difference Culture24 make. This sort of exposure can't be achieved by smaller museums alone” Sarah Priestley, Watford Museum
“It is fantastic working with Culture24 on Cityread London as they provide effective data management solutions for the campaign” Andy Ryan, Director, Stellar Libraries CI
“Culture24 is the point of call for so many of us when thinking about online communications.” Tim Morley, Wellcome Collection
“Re-evaluating and re-imagining our digital output now seems less daunting and easier to implement” Let's Get Real conference delegate
“It's vital everyone understands the difference Culture24 makes. This sort of exposure can't be achieved by smaller museums alone” Museum Professional
“Museums at Night is a fantastic event, and has helped us reach new audiences, and interpret our building in a different way.” Museum professional