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The Touring Network builds digital tools to measure CO2 of rural touring

The Touring Network (TTN) works to support, represent and develop professional live performances happening in small-scale venues across the Highlands & Islands. Across such a vast geographic area, from Shetland to Argyll and Perthshire to Skye, the carbon costs of touring to remote and varied locations can be significant – not only are distances great but transport and buildings infrastructure is also often limited. In order […]

Lung Ha Theatre Company uses digital as proxy for organisational development

Lung Ha Theatre Company has been conducting a programme of strategic digital development with the support of AmbITion since 2013. The process has been the catalyst for wider change within the organisation, and the project has grown to incorporate multiple aspects of the company’s work and identity. In this rich media report, we outline the […]

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland: our digital development story

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland aims to transform lives through youth theatre by providing inspiring participatory opportunities for young people and by connecting, supporting and training the professionals who work with them. Our project was to develop a new online presence: a richer website which is easier to navigate and provides a welcoming and informative entry point […]

Aberdeen Performing Arts Make:IT:Happen Funding

In 2013 Aberdeen Performing Arts successfully applied to the AmbITion Scotland Make:IT:Happen fund.  We created a project based around the production and distribution of rich media content aimed at promoting new strands of programming we had coming to The Lemon Tree. Our project allowed us to find new ways of engaging with audiences, move into […]

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre – Digital Content Development

Toonspeak wanted some high quality digital content to make the most of our new website. A grant from AmbITion Scotland allowed us to work with film-makers and experiment with new forms of digital content. The new material proved very popular with our young people and resulted in a 54% increase in page views. We were also able to purchase a new camera and receive film-making training for staff.

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre – CRMS Development case study

Toonspeak works with several hundred young people a year, and we needed a way to monitor participation more easily than multiple Excel spreadsheets! Toonspeak asked AmbITion to support Phase 2 of our new CRMS development. The Organisational Development grant from AmbITion allowed us not only to monitor participation and session numbers, but also to implement a new evaluation system and add a raft of useful reporting and communication tools.

Augmented Reality Brochures: Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre video showcase

One of the limitations around a paper marketing brochure is that that it can’t show or tell you how attending an event will feel. A more multisensory experience can though, and the Manipulate Festival of Visual Theatre, which shows innovative international theatre and film, have used an augmented reality (AR) platform called Layar to bring […]

macrobert share! Simulcasting & Social Media Policy for Working with Children and Young People

Stirlingshire’s arts centre based on Stirling University’s campus, macrobert, has recently undertaken the AmbITion Approach, and has made some immediate decisions around digital developments. Last night saw macrobert’s first ever screening of an NTLive production, Coriolanus. The show sold out, with War Horse, NTLive’s February simulcast selling out within minutes of being put on sale! […]

Digital Action Research Project Concludes – Watch the Case Studies!

The Federation Scottish Theatre‘s Digital Action Research Project came to a conclusion this week, with a showcase of the case studies emerging from the digital experiments undertaken by the five Scottish performing arts companies involved. Funded by The National Lottery via Creative Scotland, the FST’s project has been running for 14 months, facilitated by Hannah […]