Culture24 has over ten years’ experience in digital cultural publishing, events programming and supporting organisational change. We channel the knowledge developed from our work back to the art and heritage sector by running a variety of collaborative research projects, workshops, roundtables, seminars and conferences in the UK and internationally.
Let’s Get Real Action Research
Culture24 has been leading a series of dynamic, collaborative action research projects with a range of cultural sector organisations in the UK to help them define and measure their success online. Since 2011 we have worked with over 70 organisations, held three conferences and produced three reports. Phase 4 of this work, called ‘What’s the Story?’ ended in February 2016 alongside a new parallel North America strand.
We are now ooking for interested organisations to sign up to Phase 5 of our collaborative action research project Let’s Get Real that will be exploring how we can become better at recognising, articulating and generating value from online retail. Deadline is 31 May 2016.
Are you based in the UK? Read all about the UK version and find out how to sign up
Are you based in North America? Find out about the version for North American organisations and how to sign up
Extremely useful (free) resources to help you deal with digital change
We have created an overview of some of the good stuff that is out there and funded by the lovely people at Arts Council England, that helps cultural organisations deal with Digital Change - the page is packed with links to some really useful free resources, links to projects that support cultural organisations, info on meets ups (real and virtual) and a blogroll of some of the best from the sector.
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.
Read about what happened in 2015: ‘Let’s Get Real: what’s the story?
Digital skills and literacies
We are working with Google and the Arts Council tp help arts and heritage organisations improve your online presence. The work focusses on ‘Reaching audiences online, analytics and content strategies” Full details here.
Improving access to your digital collection
This free, one day workshop with the Europeana Foundation was for collection holders (galleries, archive, museums) who wanted to improve access to their digital collections. It took place at the Wellcome Library, London on Tuesday the 19th April. Full details here.
Digital Change: seizing the opportunity online
‘Digital Change: Seizing the opportunity online’ were a series of events aimed at supporting the arts and culture sector to explore and respond to opportunities offered by digital technology. Event takes place in London, Birmingham and Gateshead during 2014/15.
They were an Arts Council event, supported by Google and curated and delivered by Culture24
Special guest speaker is YouTube superstar Charlie McDonnell, better known as Charlieissocoollike
We have been working with The Audience Agency and Arts Council to support their Audience Finder project. Audience Finder is a national audience data and development programme, enabling cultural organisations to share, compare and apply insight.
Culture24 are partners on the project providing expertise to help cultural organisations deal with digital change and better understand how digital is impacting cultural organisations and their audiences. Read the think piece by our CEO Jane Finnis.
Culturemondo Network (2004-2010)
Culturemondo was a dynamic network of people who were all developing, building and running online cultural services around the world. Culture24 was a founder member and the steering committee included colleagues in Australia, Taiwan, Croatia, Luxembourg, Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands. The network aim was to engage, empower and inform digital cultural specialists, no matter where they are from, to become effective facilitators in their own neighbourhood.
From coming together in 2004 they held six international face-to-face meetings in Japan, Croatia, Cuba, Taiwan, New Zealand and The Netherlands where they curated a cultural strand to the PICNIC festival. Over the years they have worked with participants from over 45 countries and 70 cultural portals, publishing two reports on international trends and several surveys mapping activity in this area.
Find out more about the network, its activities at www.culturemondo.org.