We at the Digital Culture Network are experts in lots of areas, but we know that we’re not experts in everything. This is why we work closely with other organisations in the arts and cultural sector, in order to provide you with the best possible support. Below are just some of the digitally focused organisations we work with, who can offer expert advice and resources in addition to what the Digital Culture Network provides.
Association for Cultural Enterprises
Association for Cultural Enterprises equips people with the skills to maximise commercial income in the arts & heritage world, through digital events and training, exclusive member resources, unrivaled networking, and with study days and masterclasses.
VocalEyes support theatres, museums and heritage sites to welcome and provide accessible and inclusive experiences, particularly for blind and visually impaired people. We provide audio description services for live performances, events, tours and recorded/digital AD for online video or mobile audio tours. We also provide advice, consultancy, and free promotion of all accessible cultural experiences to the blind and visually impaired community.
The Arts Marketing Association provides training, resources and networking opportunities to help arts, culture and heritage organisations reach more audiences, more effectively. They deliver a rolling programme of training focused on digital marketing, audience development, organisational development and practical marketing skills, along with opportunities for their members and the sector to connect and share skills.
The Audience Agency
As a mission-led charity, our purpose is to enable cultural organisations to use our national data to deliver on the triple bottom line – your artistic vision, social purpose and business resilience. We believe arts, culture and heritage have the power to improve the quality of people’s lives, to create meaning and community, to promote empathy and learning. Our methods draw on our unrivalled market understanding derived from real engagement data from 20 million households – the largest audience data-set in the world. The more citizens have a voice in shaping culture and taking part, the greater the power.
Stagetext supports the cultural sector to be accessible to d/Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, by providing and promoting captions and live subtitles.
Collections Trust helps museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning. As a Sector Support Organisation we deliver a substantial programme of Arts Council England funded activity, including free training and advice through an outreach programme delivered via the Museum Development Network. Our website offers a large selection of free resources to help museums manage their collections, digitise them, and present them engagingly online.
The Space is a commissioning and development agency supporting greater digital access to the arts. Founded by Arts Council England and the BBC, we are now an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to increase the audience reach and impact of publicly funded arts and culture through digital technologies and to build digital skills across the cultural sector.
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy
Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s mission is to strengthen arts, culture and heritage organisations’ resilience and sustainability by transforming their fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success. The work is funded by Arts Council England and is led by the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Consortium which includes Cause4 as lead partner, the University of Leeds and the Arts Marketing Association (AMA).
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Do you work or volunteer for a heritage organisation looking to develop its use of digital technology? The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative will be able to help. The initiative is designed to raise digital skills and confidence across the whole UK heritage sector. Free training, resources and activities are available to organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Technology can provide low-cost ways to connect to communities and bring heritage to more people. It can support organisations through short-term challenges and into future resilience. Wherever you are on your journey, this initiative can help you embed digital into your work.
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