Blast Theory – Part 1 – Interview with Matt Adams

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We visited Matt Adams of Blast Theory at their HQ in Portslade, UK to catch up on where the arts organisation is currently at with their business model and to ask what have been some of the interesting challenges on the way to success. Here is Matt telling us a bit about their experiments with Read the full article…

MyCake Datacast: Turnover vs Arts grant dependency

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Presented by Sarah Thelwall, this video datacast takes the approach we pioneered with the Culture Benchmark and uses it to analyse the Arts Council England 2011-12 annual dataset. The video runs for about 10 minutes The blog post below looks at five things we think are interesting as a means to starting a conversation about Read the full article…

PopUp Summit 2014

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On Friday 26 September, PopUp Britain will host a day-long event in central London featuring inspiring talks and panel discussions from retail, property and popup experts on the UK’s growing popup economy. It’s for anyone who wants to know more about the fast-paced world of popup retail from those at the industry’s forefront. Learn how Read the full article…

Why pay artists?

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The Paying artists campaign, shaped and generated by artists through a-n and AIR, has launched a new campaign video: What is the Paying Artists Campaign Visual artists in the UK are regularly expected to develop and exhibit their work without a fee. We don’t think this is right. The Paying Artists campaign aims to secure Read the full article…

Data As Culture

Lighthouse presents a selection of the works and events featured as part of exhibitions at the Open Data Institute in London and FutureEverything Festival in Manchester. The Data as Culture programme explores the wider implications of the culture of open data on culture itself, challenging our understanding of what data is, and how it affects Read the full article…

Call to Artists to be inspired by Cliftonville, Margate

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Artists from the UK and Northern France are being invited to apply for residencies providing an opportunity to spend time in Cliftonville and to make new work inspired by the area. The opportunity forms part of Home: an ambitious new programme of artists’ residencies and commissions that will take place during 2014 and early 2015. Read the full article…

DATA CRUNCHERS: MyCake and DONATE are collaborating on cultural data development

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MyCake’s Culture Benchmark, specialising in business data in the arts, is launching a collaboration with digital giving experts the National Funding Scheme (registered charity no. 1149800) and their DONATE platform, to combine the resources of both organisations, in order to better understand and utilise cultural data. Both organisations have a shared objective of improving data Read the full article…