AmbITion Scotland is a digital development programme for the arts, heritage and cultural sector in Scotland over 2012-14, funded by The National Lottery via Creative Scotland. Want to get digitally fitter and smarter? Join in!
Engaging with AmbITion Scotland means you can get support - via our Make:IT:Happen Fund, through finding student interns or academic partners and through participating with our learning, resources and networking activities
With help from the AmbITion grant Archaeology Scotland were able to purchase Customer Relationship Management software to help build our membership and supporter database. We looked at several charity specific products that ranged from £8,000 downwards. Having had years of experience using Raiser’s Edge, the industry standard, I was very aware of what I wanted [...]
Archaeology Scotland is a charitable organisation, which works to secure the archaeological heritage of Scotland for its people through education, promotion and support. This project formed part of a wider digital development strategy that saw the upgrading and redevelopment of our entire website. This is our new homepage, which may be found at www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk – [...]
Radio Free Hebrides is a project by Hands On Studios, a small company supporting the audio arts, based on the Isle of Skye. In 2013/2014 we received an award from Amb:IT:ion Scotland to help to create a strong foundation of digital content, and help to grow our audience so that we could move forward, finding [...]
Reducing Carbon emissions by sharing car journeys Hello, from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College, based in the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye where we provide a venue to SEALL, a local arts organisation who provide a full program of arts events throughout the year. We were looking to work with SEALL to [...]
Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival created a Sustainable AmbITion digital development, and so we set up our own online system to allow us to operate our own car-share scheme. You can watch it in action here: You can also read about our reflections and results – we definitely think there’s a few things you could [...]
With its distinctive coral-pink harled exterior and lovely medieval garden, Abbot House is an unmissable visitor experience at the centre of Dunfermline’s fine heritage quarter. Currently in a transitional period, the heritage centre applied in 2013 for an Organisational Development Grant to help upgrade the digital skills and provision for staff, allowing them to better promote Abbot House as a dynamic cultural centre for the exploration of Scotland’s medieval past.
Toonspeak wanted some high quality digital content to make the most of our new website. A grant from AmbITion Scotland allowed us to work with film-makers and experiment with new forms of digital content. The new material proved very popular with our young people and resulted in a 54% increase in page views. We were also able to purchase a new camera and receive film-making training for staff.
Toonspeak works with several hundred young people a year, and we needed a way to monitor participation more easily than multiple Excel spreadsheets! Toonspeak asked AmbITion to support Phase 2 of our new CRMS development. The Organisational Development grant from AmbITion allowed us not only to monitor participation and session numbers, but also to implement a new evaluation system and add a raft of useful reporting and communication tools.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre people discuss their digital strategy and how it is developing and embedding across the organisation, following their undertaking of the AmbITion Approach, supported by AmbITion Scotland‘s Make:IT:Happen Fund. Watch and enjoy!
macrobert arts centre for Stirling and the Forth Valley has been supported by AmbITion Scotland to undertake the AmbITion Approach to digital development. Here in this video, they reflect on the work they did and the digital plans they’ve developed to ensure their ongoing resilience as a cultural hub for the area! macrobert also have [...]