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.
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UPDATED! Let’s Get Real 5: What’s the Brand?
New EXTENDED DEADLINE is Monday 27th June 2016
Culture24 is looking for 25-30 bold UK arts or heritage organisations to join us for our next collaborative action research project, running from July 2016 to February 2017, looking at building your brand digitally. The cost is £2,950.
You will be part of a lively and engaged peer network with a shared sense of purpose, with space to experiment with approaches, tools and tactics in a supported environment. Your total time commitment will be approximately eleven days. Sign up also includes a place at the Let’s Get Real 2016 conference, which this year brings together keynotes, provocations and case studies at The Whitworth in Manchester on Thursday 27th October.
Based in the UK? Read all about the UK version and find out how to sign up
Based in North America? Find out about the version for North American organisations and how to sign up
What The Getty got from taking part in Let’s Get Real
Read our interview with Annelisa Stephen of The Getty, Los Angeles about her 2015 Let’s Get Real experiment and her experience of working with Culture24 and partners in North America.
HOT OFF THE PRESS! Download the Phase 4 report
Are you are struggling with digital change, or want to build your digital capacity and skills? Then this is the report for you.
Detailing phase 4 of our dynamic action research Let’s Get Real, it’s packed with fantastic case studies and practical approaches to developing a coherent story online that audiences can engage with.
Make yourself a cup of tea, find a comfy place to sit and get stuck in
You can download it here and please consider making a donation of £5 if you can afford it. This will help us fund more of this kind of research to help the sector.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Let’s Get Real Conference 2016
Culture24′s fifth national conference ‘ Let’s Get Real: Online retail and value’ will take place on Thursday 27th October at the Whitworth, the University of Manchester.
Fit for China Project and Research Report
We are working with the British Council and Storythings on a new collaborative project aiming to develop relevant and engaging UK online cultural content for international audiences with a focus on China.
Find out more here including accessing our specially commissioned research report into the needs of Chinese audiences online.
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
In November 2015 we 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.
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- What's the future of UK Visitor Attractions? @Blooloop conference 29th June. Lots great speakers, leaders & insights https://t.co/UaskjaAaDaJun 24 2016 | 16:03:35
“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
“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 make. This sort of exposure can't be achieved by smaller museums alone” Sarah Priestley, Watford Museum
“Museums at Night is a fantastic event, and has helped us reach new audiences, and interpret our building in a different way.” Museum professional
“Culture24 is the point of call for so many of us when thinking about online communications.” Tim Morley, Wellcome Collection
“It's vital everyone understands the difference Culture24 makes. This sort of exposure can't be achieved by smaller museums alone” Museum Professional