We Are Culture24

Culture24 is an independent charity that brings arts and heritage organisations together to do amazing things they couldn’t do on their own. We are a small and dynamic team of writers, thinkers, producers and publishers who love arts and culture, understand digital and believe that cultural organisations have a vital place in a better world.

We are best known for publishing great websites about culture; producing the successful Museums at Night festival of after-hours openings, and leading Let’s Get Real, the collaborative action research project involving cultural organisations across the UK and Europe. We also aggregate and share data about thousands of cultural events exhibitions and venues with a range of partners.

We actively support the development of the next generation of emerging artists, young audiences and museum professionals to produce a relevant, diverse and creative culture and heritage sector.

If you’d like to keep in touch with all of the amazing things we do, sign up below to receive our regular newsletter. 



TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Let’s Get Real Conference 2016

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Culture24′s fifth national conference ‘ Let’s Get Real: Online retail and value’ will take place on Thursday 27th October at the Whitworth, the University of Manchester.  

Join us for a day of keynotes, conversations, critique and provocations, mixed for the first time, with a fabulous late night happening throughout the Whitworth as part of our Museums at Night festival.


Engaging children and young people online (Nov 16 to May 17)


Sign up for Let’s Get Real Young Audiences 2 is open until 31st October. The project will help organisations better reach and engage children and young people online.

Our Content Director, Anra Kennedy, has written about the challenges cultural organisations face in this area and the research our first ‘Young Audiences’ group undertook.

Let’s Get Real 5: What’s the Brand?

Culture24 is working with 10 arts or heritage organisations on our next collaborative action research project looking at building your brand digitally. Based in the UK? Read all about the UK version. 

Based in North America?  Find out about the version for North American organisations and how to sign up


What The Getty got from taking part in Let’s Get Real

Read our interview with Annelisa Stephen of The Getty, Los Angeles about her 2015 Let’s Get Real experiment and her experience of working with Culture24 and partners in North America.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Download the Phase 4 report

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Are you are struggling with digital change, or want to build your digital capacity and skills? Then this is the report for you.

Detailing phase 4 of our dynamic action research Let’s Get Real, it’s packed with fantastic case studies and practical approaches to developing a coherent story online that audiences can engage with.

Make yourself a cup of tea, find a comfy place to sit and get stuck in

You can download it here and please consider making a donation of £5 if you can afford it. This will help us fund more of this kind of research to help the sector.



Fit for China Project and Research Report

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We are working with the British Council and Storythings on a new collaborative project aiming to develop relevant and engaging UK online cultural content for international audiences with a focus on China.

Find out more here including accessing our specially commissioned research report into the needs of Chinese audiences online.


Connect! 2016 

Connect! is our public vote competition for museums and galleries to win a contemporary artist and £3,000 for their October 2016 Museums at Night event.

The artists this year are Marcus Coates, Susan Hiller, Aowen Jin, Peter Liversidge, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, and Bedwyr Williams. Find out more about their work, and their ideas for Connect! events here.



Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences

In November 2015 we kicked off a brand new collaborative action research project to explore how arts and heritage organisations can get better at reaching and engaging young audiences with their digital content.

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We are working with 19 arts and heritage organisations over 7 months from November 2015, to help them better reach and engage children and young people through developing effective digital content publishing strategies based on fit for purpose tactics and skills.

Find out more about Let’s Get Real Young Audiences.



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  • “Culture24 is the point of call for so many of us when thinking about online communications.”  Tim Morley, Wellcome Collection
  • “Re-evaluating and re-imagining our digital output now seems less daunting and easier to implement”  Let's Get Real conference delegate
  • “It's vital everyone understands the difference Culture24 make. This sort of exposure can't be achieved by smaller museums alone”  Sarah Priestley, Watford Museum
  • “Museums at Night is a fantastic event, and has helped us reach new audiences, and interpret our building in a different way.”  Museum professional
  • “It's vital everyone understands the difference Culture24 makes. This sort of exposure can't be achieved by smaller museums alone”  Museum Professional
  • “It is fantastic working with Culture24 on Cityread London as they provide effective data management solutions for the campaign”  Andy Ryan, Director, Stellar Libraries CI

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