Report – Digital Culture: How arts and cultural organisations in England use technology

Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Nesta have commissioned independent research agency MTM to track the use of digital technology by arts and cultural organisations in England between 2013 and 2015. Results are now available from the first year survey of 891 arts and cultural organisations, including digital activities, barriers, enablers and impacts.
It shows that arts and cultural organisations have transformed their marketing and operations through digital technology, with many reaching bigger and more diverse audiences than ever before. They are also seeing major benefits for creation and distribution, whilst in other areas like new revenue generation, important opportunities remain.
Digital technologies are disrupting established practices and creating new opportunities for innovation across the creative economy.
Some arts and cultural organisations are experiencing transformational impacts, using digital technology to reach bigger audiences than ever before.
But how can we make the most of digital technologies?


Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability Survey 2012. Department of Canadian Heritage. #heritagefutures

Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability Survey 2012
Hills Strategies Research Inc., February 2013, Canada
Based on a survey of 1,001 Canadians 18 or older in June and July of 2012, ‘Arts and Heritage in Canada: Access and Availability Survey 2012’ examines Canadians’ attendance and personal involvement in the arts, culture, and heritage, as well as their perceptions regarding cultural activities and government support of culture.
Regarding arts attendance, 83% of respondents indicated that they attended at least one type of live performance or arts event in the past year. The most popular (and most frequently attended) arts activities are “live art performances (63%), craft shows or fairs (55%), and arts or cultural festivals (52%)”. Three-quarters of respondents visited a heritage institution in the past year, with the most popular being historic buildings or sites (55%), museums or science centres (51%), and zoos, aquariums or botanical gardens (47%).
This survey contains some arts attendance statistics that not available from any other source. The report was published by the Department of Canadian Heritage, and was written by Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc.