Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts & Humanities Research Council held Making Digital Work on 7th October 2015 at the Birmingham REP/Library of Birmingham. MDW was designed to share the learning from the funded projects of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.
The day included keynote speakers, presentations, demonstrations and performances by some of the funded projects. It explored how and why to do R&D and how to further develop digital practice. 300 delegates were able to experience, share and take away practical knowledge as well as network with speakers, the projects and digital experts.
Chair: journalist, author and broadcaster Rosie Millard
Keynote: Deborah Bull, Director, Culture at King’s College London.
The programme was based around four themes:
DATA led by Julie Freeman, Artist and Artist Associate, Open Data Institute
ACCESSIBILITY led by Jo Verrent, Independent Consultant and Senior Producer, Unlimited
MOBILE led by Tom Grinsted, Group Product Manager, Mobile and Devices
BUSINESS MODELS led by Nicola Yershon, Director of Innovation Solutions, Ogilvy
Delegates also had the opportunity to sign up to learning sessions from a selection of masterclasses; 1:1s with mentors from Nesta’s Creative Business Mentor Network and sessions to try out the recently launched Digital Toolkit for Arts and Culture.
For more resources and tools go to Making Digital Work.
NT Creative Arts programmed and produced MDW.