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The amazing new arts, music, cinema and creative industries centre, Mareel in Lerwick on the Shetland Isles, hosted our first 2012 AmbITion Scotland roadshow. On the topic of Glo/cal, the roadshow explored how local and community focussed projects can encourage global participation and engagement through utilising digital tools. Hannah Rudman gave an overview of the topic and opportunities available to the arts, culture and heritage sector through AmbITion Scotland; Gwilym Gibbons, Director of Shetland Arts gave a case study about their work including Mareel; and Lucy Conway founder of Eigg Box explained her vision with Stef Lewandowski (Eigg Box’s Geek in Residence) showing off the first glo/cal art object to be created at Eigg Box – the renowned Data Necklace. A Q&A with online and live audiences finished this great webcast masterclass.
Hannah Rudman overview of Glo/cal and AmbITion Scotland opportunities (Opposite)
Gwilym Gibbons, Director Shetland Arts and Mareel – a glo/cal case study
The latest AmbITion Scotland case study shows the digital development journey of remote artists’ residency centre, Cove Park. I worked with Cove Park, facilitating their change journey, and am thrilled with the outcomes they have achieved through planning and implementing some digital tools; by changing their mindset and growing confidence around working digitally; and by building their own digital capabilities and capacities. They report better operational efficiencies through being able to work virtually, and more easily manage communications with each other, stakeholders and audiences; increased scale, reach, and impact through an improved website and social media strategy; and overall increased accessibility, leverage, legacy and a sense that they are powerfully communicating what it is they do and why!
Overcoming some of the digital challenges of being in a remote Scottish location, they are now in a position to consider how their digital assets can be maximised as artistic production tools and new business models.
The story of how following a simple change management methodology (in this case, The AmbITion Approach which I authored), and undertaking that methodology within the support of a wider programme that encourages professionals to share their success (and failure) stories and case studies, network and learn online and in person, and learn and build collective knowledge online is what I’m keynoting about at Marketing de las Artes this year. Spain’s financial (pink) paper Cinco Dias quotes me as advising cultural organisations to understand what intangible assets they might have (communities of support on social networks, digital content, specific digital demographics, etc.) – exactly the exercise that Cove Park is now in the position to undertake having sorted out their strategy and infrastucture.
This is Lesley Anne Rose, Creative Producer of Stellar Quines who, following their AmbITion Scotland experience have really made IT happen for their theatre company by grasping the opportunities afforded by digital technologies. The picture also shows Hamish Allison, Managing Director at Freakworks at the Freakworks Studios in Edinburgh with whom Stellar Quines are working (and also with DCA – Dundee Contemporary Arts) to create a 3D cinema package of their theatre piece, ANA. Read more below!
Other Scottish organisations can now Make:IT:Happen too, by applying for newly available Make:IT:Happen funding to AmbITion Scotland, which supports Scottish arts, culture, and heritage organisations to grasp the opportunities offered by digital technologies. AmbITion Scotland is investing over £400,000 of National Lottery funds provided by Creative Scotland in strategic digital development and Scotland’s arts, culture and heritage organisations are invited to apply for investment to capitalise on opportunities presented by digital technologies.
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Hannah Rudman is returning keynote at Spain’s national arts conference Marketing de las Artes, this year taking a Scottish contingent to talk about digital development in the arts, and the AmbITion Scotland model as a potential for Spain and Latin America.
Monetising Content was the theme of Scotland’s national conference for the digital and interactive industries, Digital 2012. Organised by Interactive Scotland and AmbITion Scotland, Hannah Rudman gives an overview of why the conference is addressing the theme, and introduces the main subject and discussion areas of collaboration, convergence, content experience, and collection of data.
(A collection of content from Digital 2012 of interest to the arts, cultural, creative, and heritage industries is available on AmbITion’s new website).
Two of Rudman Consulting’s AmbITion Scotland programme organisations launch ambITious digital experiments this month – Stellar Quines and Woodend Barn.
Can 3D film offer an artistic and commercially viable alternative to the live theatre experience?
This is the question Stellar Quines has been grappling with in conjunction with the Federation of Scottish Theatre‘s (FST) Action Research Group, facilitated by Rudman Consulting, set up to experiment with the digitization of live theatrical content. Stellar Quines’ contribution to the FST project has been to create a 3D recording of a live theatre performance – a first for Scottish theatre and film!
To achieve this Stellar Quines commissioned Freakworks to film a live performance of ANA in 3D at the Traverse Theatre. We are now hosting a presentation and initial screening of the recorded show and would like to invite you to come along, see what we’ve done and give us your feedback.
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Artistic content and practice is going online en masse in May.
The Space has announced the 53 digital commissions that will go online between May and October this year. #thespacearts is a pop up platform that will provide interactive, engaging arts content online, on connected TV and on tablets and mobile to coincide with the Olympics and Cultural Olympiad. The Space is a £3.5m joint project between Arts Council England and BBC, and you can find out a little about all the commissions, which I’ll be really excited to see!
Its interesting that the competition, like NESTA’s £0.5m Digital R&D fund competition in England, was massively oversubscribed. 750 Expressions of Interest were submitted to ACE (490+ were submitted to NESTA), and in total, 61 ACE and NESTA projects in England have been given a chance to develop with £4m shared between them – 1179 have not.
So this is digital content by the chosen few, creating a fabulous showcase for England that will be available globally. But its not content by anyone/any cultural organisation in England for everyone. The sheer numbers of ideas presented to both these competitions proves to me that there is great hunger for digital development opportunities across the broad cultural sector, and that the cultural sector understands the opportunities for increasing reach, scale, impact and legacy that digitising content encourages.
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Hannah Rudman will be launching Scotland’s national conference for the creative and digital industries, Digital 2012, at a networking party on 29th March and running workshops at the conference on 30th March 2012, all at SECC venue. Follow@digiconx #digi2012 for more information.
Rudman Consulting client and AmbITion Scotland participant Stellar Quines theatre company is venturing into the world of live streaming. They are live streaming on Thursday 26 January from the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The List by Jennifer Tremblay will be rehearsed during the day by directors Muriel Romanes and Emma Faulkner and actress Maureen Beattie, then given a rehearsed reading in the evening followed by a discussion in Traverse Two. Stellar Quines continue to uphold their aspirations of making the most of digital opportunities for increasing the reach and scale of their work – watch this case study of their experiments so far.
The sections being live streamed are two hours of the rehearsal in the afternoon, 2pm – 4pm, and the evening performance and discussion which will start at 7.30pm and end by 9pm. There will be an attached moderated chat room, linked twitter etc., and you can view it all through the website for Stellar Quines’ next show ANA. Do join them online or in person!
HiBROW.tv has launched, with over 9 hours of High Definition (HD) arts content, filmed by documentary and film maker Don Boyd, curated by culture sector professionals. The website aims to become a social network (using the power of ning) for people who love a quality, high-brow cultural experience – for a certain clientele, the “high art” demographic, a brilliant website that aims to programme 7 hours of fresh content per month from all over the world.
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Here’s my annual roundup of the most impactful digital developments we’ve seen in the arts over 2011. Its been a fascinating year: some of these digital developments increase reach, scale, impact, and access to work creating massive opportunity; some create new economic models for better sustainability; some challenge our traditional notions of participation with an artistic experience or piece of work. Conventions and practices which are socially embedded rituals are being impacted, our perceptions of proximity and intimacy are being altered, and our organisations are in need of capacity, capability, and confidence in order to be able to reflect, respond and create.
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