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The state of the digital economy of the UK

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
8 September 2014

According to data from the Technology Strategy Board, the internet economy is already a crucial pillar of the UK’s overall economic strength and is rapidly growing in importance. The figures show that growth currently stands at 10 per cent a year and that the digital economy will account for 10 per cent of total UK […]

What the Nesta Digital R&D Fund for Scotland awardees learnt

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
5 August 2014

This report reflects, through written case studies, on the learnings of the 10 Nesta Digital R&D Fund for Scotland awardees. The projects were testing new digital initiatives which would: diversify or expand their audience deepen the engagement with their audience support new income streams by exploring new business models Three of the ten organisations – […]

News from the Net Feb 2014 – watch!

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
24 February 2014

New! For February 2014, AmbITion introduces emerging digital development news and comment from the internet, and digital development stories from the AmbITion network. Horizon scanning and critiquing is done for you, and we introduce you to new ideas and ways to digitally develop. We’re focussing on the digital developments of arts, cultural, and heritage organisations […]

AmbITion Scotland’s brief guide to funding programmes for digital projects

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
6 February 2014

Though the Make:IT:Happen fund is currently closed, there are many other sources of funding for digital projects. The AmbITion Scotland community might want to check out some of these other excellent opportunities to continue on with your digital development work.

A look across all of the Make:IT:Happen funding awards

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
5 February 2014

AmbITion Scotland has made Make:IT:Happen fund awards to 59 different organisations all over the country – from the Central Belt to the Western Isles to Moray and the Kingdom of Fife. With projects ranging from a new customer relationship management system to an augmented reality of Scotland’s rich archaeological heritage to measuring the carbon impact […]

macrobert share! Simulcasting & Social Media Policy for Working with Children and Young People

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
31 January 2014

Stirlingshire’s arts centre based on Stirling University’s campus, macrobert, has recently undertaken the AmbITion Approach, and has made some immediate decisions around digital developments. Last night saw macrobert’s first ever screening of an NTLive production, Coriolanus. The show sold out, with War Horse, NTLive’s February simulcast selling out within minutes of being put on sale! […]

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) – case study of The AmbITion Approach

Profile photo of Anthony Coia By Anthony Coia
17 January 2014

The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s (NYOS) core mission is to provide high-level musical education and performance opportunities for young musicians in Scotland.  NYOS is unique in that it provides orchestral experiences in classical and jazz music for its students from the age of 8 – 25, through no fewer than eight ensembles, ranging in […]

Edinburgh International Science Festival Ambition Approach

Profile photo of Emma Pirie By Emma Pirie
14 January 2014

Edinburgh International Science Festival’s Ambition Approach involved its whole team. Find out more about their digital journey.

What can we learn from the evolving proposals to AmbITion Scotland?

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
12 December 2013

AmbITion Scotland has been helping Scottish cultural organisations with strategic digital development since 2009. As we move to the close of 2013, in our fourth year working in close partnership with the Scottish cultural sector, we wanted to share some observations around the trends and needs in the sector by analysing the applications received throughout […]

Cupar Arts Festival’s AmbITion Approach

Profile photo of Gayle Nelson By Gayle Nelson
2 December 2013

Read Cupar Arts Festival’s account of what they learned and how they’ve changed since undertaking the AmbITion Approach.

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