The recently tweaked Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (yes, it’s still the DCMS – the D just stands for Digital now) has launched #CultureisDigital, ‘a new conversation between government, the cultural sector and tech companies’.
Stemming from a commitment in last year’s Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of public collections and enhance online cultural experiences, the project looks at how culture and digital technology can work together to drive audience engagement, unleash creative potential and boost the capability of cultural organisations.
Participants are invited to join the conversation, discussing four main challenges:
- Access and Participation: How can digital content and distribution support new forms of engagement and attract more diverse audiences?
- Cultural Infrastructure: How can we position the UK as a world leader in digitised collections and digital cultural content?
- Cultural Content and Technology: How can we encourage innovation between content and technology?
- Skills, IP and Business Models: How can we build the digital skills and capability needed to drive innovation and ensure financial resilience?
Those taking part can also share case studies and examples of work being delivered in this area as well as following the conversation on social media using the #CultureisDigital hashtag.