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Digital Public Space

This publication gathers a range of short explorations of the idea of the Digital Public Space. The central vision of the Digital Public Space is to give everyone everywhere unrestricted access to an open resource of culture and knowledge. This vision has emerged from ideas around building platforms for engagement around cultural archives to become […]

Digital 2013: watch on demand

Our fabulous national conference Digital 2013 was held at the SECC on 25.04.2013, organised in partnership with Interactive Scotland and Scottish Enterprise. The keynote speakers and panel Q&A session are available here for on demand viewing! Conference Welcome – Alisdair Gunn, Project Director, Interactive Scotland Digital 2013’s opening address highlighted the pathway for the digital […]

Digital Archives and Data – Listen to the Arts Council England podcast

John Wilson discusses how arts organisations are opening up their archives, collections and data with studio guests Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives and AmbITion Champion; Drew Hemment, Founder and CEO of Future Everything; and Dr Paul Gerhardt, Director of Archives for Creativity. Including what arts organisations need to consider when digitising their […]

Festivalslab – a final show case of great innovation projects

This summer marks two years since the inception of the festivalslab project. To celebrate, The Festivals Lab team have compiled a showreel document of the projects, which highlights what worked and what didn’t. The content and knowledge sharing partnership that AmbITion Scotland has held with Festivalslab has enabled the learnings of the festivals to be […]

Case Study in Innovation: Edinburgh Festivals’ API

This case study presented for AmbITion Scotland by Hannah Rudman summarises the development of the Edinburgh Summer Festivals’ API, and its impact on app developers, festival audiences and the festivals themselves. A project of Festivals Edinburgh’s Festivalslab, it was one of the first large scale open data initiatives in the arts, cultural, and heritage sectors […]

Digital 2012

Monetising Content was the theme of Scotland’s national conference for the digital and creative industries, Digital 2012. Held at SECC 29th & 30th March 2012, organised by Interactive Scotland and AmbITion Scotland, the conference brought together almost 500 of the creative and digital industries’ professionals from throughout Scotland. The content highlighted here is specifically of […]

How To… Create Your Own Innovation Lab

Hot off the press from Festivalslab especially for AmbITion Scotland is a manifesto and How To… Guide explaining how to create your own innovation lab/build in innovation practices to your organisation. Festivalslab shares the last 2 years’ learning from the Festivals Edinburgh group on how to create a ripe environment for innovation in your organisation. […]

New thinking about innovation

Innovation funding needs to meet the specific needs of cultural organisations and that isn’t always about creating something radical and new. This article for Arts Professional stems from my thinking over the summer, crystallised here and in a talk I presented at Creative Entreprenuership, a European conference on the future of the Creative Industries held […]

New digital ways of navigating the massive Edinburgh Festivals’ listings delight!

With over 2,500 shows this summer, and the collective of different festival brochures weighing in at c. 5kg, I think new service Fringe Master may well help those struggling with the choice/language/quality assurance barrier!This concierge/personal shopper approach is being trialled at the Edinburgh Festivals this summer. Fringe Master sorts you out with an itinerary for […]

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