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19/11/20   ·   Webinar

Connected to culture LIVE: Evolving business models and new revenue streams

Times of challenge and uncertainty bring with them entrepreneurial activity and innovative ideas, but strategic planning for an uncertain present and future requires shifting business models and agile working. Many have turned to raising revenue through digital means, focussing time and resources on online shops, digital ticketing or online donations, but how will this period affect and shape business in the long term? We discuss how organisations can take what they already have and use it to diversify income streams in an industry where many are already operating with limited financial flexibility.

Join us and a panel of cultural leaders, as we discuss:

  • How the pandemic has shifted business models
  • What opportunities can be, or have been, taken advantage of
  • During a time of risk taking, what’s worked and what can we learn from to ensure future sustainability

Chaired by Owen Hopkin (Director, Audience Insight and Innovation, Arts Council England), the panel includes Ankur Bahl (Director of Content and Audiences, Sadler’s Wells) and Liam Darbon (Head of Sales and eCommerce, Tate) with more to be announced soon. Follow us on Twitter @ace_dcn for updates.

We are also pleased to introduce our friends at Google Arts & Culture, to share and walk through their new resource – Connected to Culture – with tips, tools and inspiring examples designed to help your organisation continue your artistic and cultural programmes online. We invite you to check out the resource beforehand at

What is Google Arts & Culture?

Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative that works with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Their mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere. It is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android. Find out more here.

Can I book a place?

This webinar is presented as part of a funded programme for arts and cultural organisations. Free places are available for those currently funded or usually eligible for Arts Council funding.

We would be very pleased to book a BSL interpreter upon request so please get in touch or request the booking at registration. We ask you give a minimum of 10 days notice where possible.

Can I ask questions?

Absolutely! You will be able to ask questions using the chat function during the conversation.

Can I receive 1-2-1 support?

The Digital Culture Network is part of a funded programme for arts and cultural organisations. We have a team of 9 Tech Champions across the country, who can provide free 1-2-1 support in a range of areas including digital strategy development, websites, social media, data analytics, digital content creation, SEO and paid marketing, CRM, box office and ticketing systems and email marketing. This support is available for those currently funded by or usually eligible for Arts Council England funding. You can indicate whether you would like to be contacted by a Tech Champion as part of the sign-up process.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your eligibility.

I have still have questions!

Please email us on or for more information about the Digital Culture Network and to request free one-to-one support from a Tech Champion visit or find us on Twitter @ace_dcn.


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