FAQs

Can we enter?

All organisations eligible for Arts Council England funding can apply. You just need to work for (or with) a not-for-profit arts and culture organisation in England and be submitting a project or activity which was implemented in the last 2-years. Funded disciplines include: Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Art, New Media,…

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What is the eligibility period?

Your entered project or campaign must have taken place (wholly or in-part) during the 2-year eligibility period of (1 October 2019 to 31 September 2021).

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What could we win?

As Arts Council England is a publicly funded body, sadly we are unable to offer cash prizes, but winners will get recognition and publicity and, in some categories, our tech sector Partners are offering offer in-kind support to shortlisted and/or winning organisations.

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Why should we enter?

Fame! If shortlisted, you and your entered project(s) will be shared on Arts Council and Digital Culture Network comms channels and put on the radar of tech and arts sector experts. We will produce shareable video assets for the shortlists, and you can add our “Digital Culture Awards Shortlist/Winner 2021”…

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How will the winners be chosen?

In the first round, each category will be longlisted by an expert team of Digital Culture Network Tech Champions and the Arts Council England Innovation team. In the second round, an independent industry expert Judge will pick their top entries which will be the Shortlist for each category. For the…

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Can we see the entry form before submitting?

To view the entry form you will need to register on the Zealous platform. You can then explore the forms for each category. You can draft and edit your entry as often as you like up until which point you press the “submit” button. We’ve tried to make entering as…

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How will you store our data?

Safely and in accordance with the Arts Council England privacy policy. Your application will be shared with Judges for the longlisting and shortlisting round. If you make it to the shortlist round, parts of the application will be shared publicly. More information about what we will share…

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Is it free?

Yes! There is no charge for any Digital Culture Network support, as the project is fully funded by Arts Council England.

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Who is the best Tech Champion?

Diplomatic answer on it’s way 🤣. What I can tell you is each brings a different perspective thanks to years of accumulated knowledge in their chosen specialisms. You can find out more about them on our Meet the Team page.

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Can we liaise with more than one Tech Champion?

Absolutely. Sometimes, the Tech Champion helping you might decide that other members of the team would be able to help. In this case, they’ll handle bringing the other Tech Champions in to the conversation.

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How much will you be able to do for us?

The Tech Champions are here to advise and support you. It is important that organisations build resilience and learn how to harness digital technology for themselves. Our team will guide you along your  journey, but the intention is very much for them to provide you with all the knowledge you…

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What does the Network support cover?

The nine Tech Champions have specialist knowledge in a variety of subjects, all with a focus on using digital technology within a business context. These are: Box office systems, ticketing and CRM systems Content creation Data analytics and insight Digital strategy development eCommerce & Merchandising Search engine optimisation (SEO) Search…

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Who can access one-to-one support?

The Tech Champions can provide direct one-to-one support to arts and cultural organisations in receipt of, or eligible for funding from Arts Council England.

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How can I get involved with the Network?

You are the network too, so share knowledge and best practice with your peers. Attend our events to join in discussions to engage with one another in open, honest discussion about what works, what doesn’t work, and what audiences and arts organisations need.

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How does the one-to-one support work?

You will have an initial 30-60 min diagnostic session with either your local Tech Champion or the one which has the best knowledge for you. In advance of this meeting, the Tech Champion will familiarise themselves with your work from your website or any information you send them. If you…

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