Culture24 has over ten years’ experience in digital cultural publishing, events programming and supporting organisational change. We channel the knowledge developed from our work back to the art and heritage sector by running a variety of collaborative research projects, workshops, roundtables, seminars and conferences in the UK and internationally.
Let’s Get Real Action Research
Culture24 has been leading Let’s Get Real a series of dynamic, collaborative action research projects with a range of cultural sector organisations in the UK to help them define and measure their success online. Since 2011 we have worked with over 100 organisations, held four conferences and produced four reports.
Read about our Let’s Get Real Young Audiences and how its helping organisations better reach and engage children and young people online
Let’s Get Real Phase 5 – What’s the Brand runs from July 2016 to February 17 looking at building your brand digitally. Are you based in North America? Find out about the version for North American organisations.
Let’s Get Real 4 - ‘What’s the Story?‘ ended in February 2016 alongside a new parallel North America strand and you can download the full report here which is packed with case studies and practical guidance.
Extremely useful (free) resources to help you deal with digital change
We have created an overview of some of the good stuff that is out there and funded by the lovely people at Arts Council England, that helps cultural organisations deal with Digital Change - the page is packed with links to some really useful free resources, links to projects that support cultural organisations, info on meets ups (real and virtual) and a blogroll of some of the best from the sector.
Let’s Get Real Conference 2016
Culture24′s fifth national conference ‘ Let’s Get Real: Online retail and value’ took place on Thursday 27th October at the Whitworth, the University of Manchester.
Read about what happened in 2015: ‘Let’s Get Real: what’s the story?
Building digital literacies in museums
‘One by One’ is a national digital literacy building programme for UK Museums of all sizes and types. The programme is currently in its development stages and we are working with partners on a bid for funding to realise it. It will provide a new practical framework to help museums better define, improve, measure and embed the digital literacy of their staff in all roles and at all levels.
The programme will be managed as a unique partnership between University of Leicester, Culture24 and a range of partner museums including National Museums Wales, National Museums Scotland, National Army Museum and the Silk Mill, Derby. In addition Carolyn Royston, Director of Digital at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston MA, and former Head of Digital Media at Imperial War Museums, is a special advisor to the programme.
Strategic support for the program has been secured with Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Association, AIM, NMDC and many of the Museums Development Services.
Digital skills in partnership with Google and Arts Council
We are working with Google and the Arts Council tp help arts and heritage organisations improve your online presence. The work focusses on ‘Reaching audiences online, analytics and content strategies” Full details here.
Improving access to your digital collection
This free, one day workshop with the Europeana Foundation was for collection holders (galleries, archive, museums) who wanted to improve access to their digital collections. It took place at the Wellcome Library, London on Tuesday the 19th April. Full details here.
Digital Change: seizing the opportunity online
‘Digital Change: Seizing the opportunity online’ were a series of events aimed at supporting the arts and culture sector to explore and respond to opportunities offered by digital technology. Event took place in London, Birmingham and Gateshead during 2014/15.
This was an Arts Council event, supported by Google and curated and delivered by Culture24
Special guest speaker is YouTube superstar Charlie McDonnell, better known as Charlieissocoollike
We have been working with The Audience Agency and Arts Council to support their Audience Finder project. Audience Finder is a national audience data and development programme, enabling cultural organisations to share, compare and apply insight.
Culture24 are partners on the project providing expertise to help cultural organisations deal with digital change and better understand how digital is impacting cultural organisations and their audiences. Read the think piece by our CEO Jane Finnis.
Culturemondo Network (2004-2010)
Culturemondo was a dynamic network of people who were all developing, building and running online cultural services around the world. Culture24 was a founder member and the steering committee included colleagues in Australia, Taiwan, Croatia, Luxembourg, Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands. The network aim was to engage, empower and inform digital cultural specialists, no matter where they are from, to become effective facilitators in their own neighbourhood.
From coming together in 2004 they held six international face-to-face meetings in Japan, Croatia, Cuba, Taiwan, New Zealand and The Netherlands where they curated a cultural strand to the PICNIC festival. Over the years they have worked with participants from over 45 countries and 70 cultural portals, publishing two reports on international trends and several surveys mapping activity in this area.
Find out more about the network, its activities at www.culturemondo.org.