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Top Tips for Websites

Whether you're creating a brand-new site or reviewing your existing web presence completely, here are some recommendations for making your website as effective as possible.

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Case Study: The Foundling Museum’s hybrid approach reaches young and isolated people in lockdown

The Foundling Museum believes in creative action transforming lives, to stimulate imaginations and enrich young lives. Museum Director Caro Howell explains how the museum navigated a hybrid digital/analogue approach in order to support and inspire its network of volunteers and young care-leavers after the advent of Covid-19.

   ·   3 weeks ago
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Case Study: Museum of London’s online shop sales increased by 144%

The Museum of London is in a central London location and tells the story of Londoners from prehistoric times to the present day. The Museum of London Docklands gives the history of the London docks. Join Buying and Merchandising Manager Rita Rooney as she explains how the museum redeveloped their eCommerce strategy with the support of the Digital Culture Network. Case study from February 2021.

   ·   4 months ago
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Case Study: Higher Rhythm’s new vision and website

Higher Rhythm Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation based in Yorkshire, providing music and media industry services and opportunities across the Yorkshire region. Click here to find out how the Digital Culture Network's Roberta Beattie supported their CEO, Steven Mundin, in redefining the organisation's vision for its new website.

   ·   2 months ago
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Case Study: Brighton Fringe experiments to improve audience engagement

Brighton Fringe is England's largest arts festival. The festival normally runs an annual open access, large-scale event hosted across the city of Brighton & Hove in a variety of venues. Digital Marketing Coordinator, Jamie Haas, talks us through how our Tech Champions helped the festival get in touch with their audiences online through email marketing and social media.

   ·   4 months ago
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Case Study: Mythstories’ website gets an overhaul

Mythstories is a museum based in Shrewsbury that holds a collection of storytelling artefacts and a library of folktales. For over 20 years the museum has organised funded projects with storytelling at their heart. Much of their work is out of doors, much is with young people – encouraging them to explore the oral heritage and become young storytellers. Read on to find out how the Digital Culture Network helped rework their website.

   ·   4 months ago

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Sector Case Study: Hospital Rooms – Digital fundraising for Mental Health Awareness Week

Hospital Rooms was one of the most impressive digital stories the Digital Culture Network heard in 2020: a six-week digital fundraising campaign which raised £30,000 in print sales, and resulted in a 300% increase in memberships and 3,387% increase in website traffic. Project Curator Natalie Tilbury takes us through this case study from July 2020.

   ·   5 months ago
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Case Study: Open Sky’s digital journey from creating digital content to setting up eCommerce

Open Sky Theatre is a small theatre company with big ideas based in rural Herefordshire, combining new writing with physical and digital theatre to tell powerful, moving stories based on real world events. Read on to find out how the Digital Culture Network supported Open Sky's Digital Director, Lisle Turner, in reimagining the organisation's digital strategy. Case study from December 2020.

   ·   7 months ago
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Case Study: Impact Dance’s website journey

Impact Dance's main focus is to empower young people of diverse backgrounds through hip-hop dance training, mentoring, and national and international performances. Marketing and Communications Officer Clara Cowen talks us through how the London theatre company was supported by the Digital Culture Network to develop its website.

   ·   5 months ago
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Case Study: China Plate’s website redevelopment

Launched in 2006, China Plate are an independent theatre studio that work with artists, venues and festivals to develop, make and present engaging, entertaining and accessible new work. Read on to find out how the Digital Culture Network supported China Plate with the redevelopment of their website.

   ·   7 months ago

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Top 7 eCommerce platforms for 2021

In this article we review 7 leading eCommerce platforms which are helping arts and cultural organisations pivot to online. We examine the usability, features, level of support, reporting and pricing structures for each platform. You'll also find examples of arts and cultural organisations using these platforms for reference.

   ·   1 month ago
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Tech platform feature: Teemill print on demand store

Introduction to how organisations can utilise Teemill, an online platform that allows users to build an online shop and sell their designs. Read on to find out what our Tech Champion, Emma Roberts, learned when speaking with Teemill's Head of Business Development, Tobias Penner.

   ·   4 months ago
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Producing video content

This resource provides information and advice on making video content using a smartphone. As well as considerations for generating content, it contains advice on hardware, software and distribution.

   ·   11 months ago