What do creatives really need to thrive?

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In this video we again talk to David Bain of From Drawn in Bristol about what creatives really need next in Bristol to be able to thrive. This is the fifth and final video in our series investigating the creative industry landscape in Bristol. These are all very relevant to creatives in the South West. Read the full article…

Raghunter: online navigation for busy fashionistas in Lebanon

In Lebanon shoppers still prefer a face-to-face purchase over an online transaction. And if like anywhere else digitalization is gaining ground, fashion retailers struggle to integrate the digital realm in their marketing mix. A new website, Raghunter, has just launched with the aim to drive shoppers directly to retailers who have what they want, saving them Read the full article…

Raghunter: online navigation for busy fashionistas in Lebanon

In Lebanon shoppers still prefer a face-to-face purchase over an online transaction. And if like anywhere else digitalization is gaining ground, fashion retailers struggle to integrate the digital realm in their marketing mix. A new website, Raghunter, has just launched with the aim to drive shoppers directly to retailers who have what they want, saving them Read the full article…

A word on Digitization from global strategists

Global strategists booz&co. have recently published a research paper “This is for Everyone” – The Case for Universal Digitisation, about the case for building the future of UK society based on what digital can do for everyone. In the words of the report they hope that this paper “will finally put the digital agenda at Read the full article…

Hello Culture – Transforming Culture Through Digital – 22-23 November

The 2-day Hello Culture conference, in Birmingham, will explore how organisations produce, interact, create and engage with cultural experiences and their audiences through digital transformation.The event brings together digital agencies, developers, programmers and arts and cultural institutions to discuss audience development, engagement and collaborations under one roof. This year’s themes include – • Transforming Cultural Read the full article…

Notes on State of the Arts event #sota12

Sarah and Lauren from MyCake had a trip up to Manchester this week to attend the Arts Council England (ACE) State of the Arts conference or #sota12 as it is lovingly known on twitter. If you missed the proceedings there is lots of information to sift through on the blog that was updated live from Read the full article…

What influences national wellbeing?

The UK government is looking at what matters, at what will improve our lives and make life worthwhile. They want to know what influences national wellbeing. In the article by Arts Professional, No mention of cultural activity in proposed measures of wellbeing, a possibility that cultural activity could be excluded from future statistical measures of Read the full article…

Samsung Art+ Prize | BFI Southbank

SAMSUNG ART+ PRIZE Announcing the launch of the inaugural Samsung Art+ Prize: the UK’s first digital media art competition, showcasing the works of technologically-inspired contemporary artists. View work by the 10 shortlisted artists from January 18th – January 29th 2012 when the exhibition opens to the public. The winner will be announced on 25th January. Read the full article…

Now for some ACE news

Now for some ACE news as this month draws to an ever more wintery end – there have been some big announcements from Arts Council England recently about several new initiatives that ACE have launched. There’s the Libraries Development Initiative, there are plans to fund a national network of music education hubs and there is Read the full article…