Digital Works is our programme of events which brings people from across the arts, cultural, heritage and creative sectors to share best practice around digital. We hear stories of success, lessons learned from failure and discuss and debate new and emerging techniques, services and products.
Digital Works was born from our observation that the best conversations at conferences come, often, not from the speakers themselves, but triggered by questions asked to speakers or between the delegates during the coffee break or in the pub. There was also a frustration that digital folk in the arts, who are all-too-often lumbered with a head-spinning array of things they’re expected to be experts in, are rarely given the opportunity to come together and discuss things.
Digital Works #8 will take place in March or April 2019, date and location TBC.
if you are interested in speaking at, attending or hosting a future Digital Works event then please drop us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Works #1
When? January 2017
Where? Hackney Empire
What? We discussed a lot, including; procurement; when to outsource; analytics and user testing; content creation and distribution; connecting physical and digital experiences; bots, AI and automation in an arts context
Who? Speakers included Robbie Beak (Ammba), Chris Unitt (One Further), Sam Knight (Substrakt). We welcomed participants from organisations including Birmingham Hippodrome, The Roundhouse, Exeter Northcott, Royal Albert Hall, London Theatre Company, Snape Maltings, Royal Court Theatre, Directors UK, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera and Waddesdon Manor.
Digital Works #2
When? May 2017
Where? Cadogan Hall
What? Data & Analytics and Digital Strategy
Who? Speakers included Aoife Breen (English National Opera), Chris Unitt (One Further), Katie Moffat (Audience Agency) and Joe McFadden (Royal Opera House). We welcomed participants from organisations including Nesta, Cardboard Citizens, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hepworth Wakefield, Royal Albert Hall, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, London Theatre Company, Snape Maltings, Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre and Sadler’s Wells.
Digital Works #3
When? September 2017
Where? Royal Albert Hall
What? Audience segmentation & individual giving, Crowdfunding, eCommerce & retail
Who? Speakers included Sarah Gee (Indigo Ltd), Will Stanley (Science Museum) and Emma Forward (Royal Academy of Arts). We welcomed participants from organisations including Cambridge Live, Grange Park Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hepworth Wakefield, Roundhouse, Royal Albert Hall, Nottingham Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, Bridge Theatre, Snape Maltings, English National Ballet and the V&A.
Digital Works #4
When? December 2017
Where? Bridge Theatre
What? Getting stuff done
Who? Speakers included Aoife Breen (English National Opera), Jordan Ahmadzedah (Shakespeare’s Globe), Matt Griffin (Royal Albert Hall) and Nicholas Triantafyllou (Barbican). We welcomed participants from organisations including Birmingham Hippodrome, Nesta, Roundhouse, Central St Martin’s, Royal Court, Southbank Centre, Bridge Theatre, Science Museum, Royal Academy of Music, Directors UK and Opera North.
Digital Works #5
When? March 2018
Where? The Roundhouse
What? Social Content & PPC
Who? Speakers included Chris Shipman (Royal Opera House) and Jo Carnell-Phipps (Illuminate Digital). We welcomed participants from organisations including Nesta, Roundhouse, British Library, Bush Theatre, Waddesdon Manor, Royal Albert Hall, Really Useful Theatres, Sadlers Wells and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Digital Works #6
When? June 2018
Where? STEAMhouse Birmingham
What? Making design work for cultural organisations
Who? Speakers included Wallace Henning (Koto), Pauline Fallowell (Bridge Theatre), Rob Macpherson (Birmingham Hippodrome), Kevin Johnson (Urban Communications),
Doug Buist (Shakespeare’s Globe), Nick Eagleton (Superunion).
Digital Works #7
When? Dec 2018
Where? Royal Academy of Arts, London
What? Content design and content strategy
Who? Speakers included Nigel Jones (Content Design London), Christina Hirst (Cancer Research UK) and Louise Cohen (Royal Academy of Arts)