Digital Audio & Video Archives - AmbITion

Paragon Music report on their digital developments

Avatar of Ninian Perry By Ninian Perry
14 August 2014

Paragon Music in Scotland is using rich media to bolster the new website www.paragon-music.org and social media including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Vimeo in order to drive participation and audience engagement.

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

Avatar 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 – […]

All that Jazz: the SNJO digitally alive again!

Avatar of Lindsay Robertson By Lindsay Robertson
13 June 2014

SNJO: In the Hall of the Mountain King The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and their Artistic Director, the saxophonist Tommy Smith are widely recognized to be “world class” with an international reputation for the highest quality jazz and programming. In 2013, while performances soared with rapturous receptions to their Ellington and Rhapsody in Blue concerts […]

Cinema City: history brought to life with digital development

Avatar of Julie By Julie
2 June 2014

Glasgow Film, comprising Glasgow Film Theatre and Glasgow Film Festival, is the west of Scotland’s leading independent cultural cinema. Glasgow Film’s Cinema City project connects visitors and residents to the fascinating cinema heritage of the city. Back in the cinema-going heyday of the 1930s, Glasgow had more cinemas per head than anywhere else in the […]

Stills, Edinburgh: Our AmbITion Approach project

Avatar of Ben Harman By Ben Harman
28 April 2014

In 2013 Stills made a successful application to AmbITion Approach to investigate how we might develop new digital tools and processes and invest in new technology to change and enhance the way Stills operations are run, to generate revenue, engage and broaden audiences and influence creative practices and processes. Find out how AmbITion Approach has helped us […]

Aberdeen Performing Arts Make:IT:Happen Funding

Avatar of Andy Kite By Andy Kite
1 April 2014

In 2013 Aberdeen Performing Arts successfully applied to the AmbITion Scotland Make:IT:Happen fund.  We created a project based around the production and distribution of rich media content aimed at promoting new strands of programming we had coming to The Lemon Tree. Our project allowed us to find new ways of engaging with audiences, move into […]

Science on screen

Avatar of Emma Pirie By Emma Pirie
31 March 2014

The Edinburgh International Science Festival received money from Ambition Scotland’s Digital Content Development Fund to help us expand our content capture and establish an effective distribution strategy. As an annual Festival, we face challenges around how best to showcase our work, keep people engaged year round and deliver wider benefits for our sponsors and stakeholders. […]

Scottish Music Centre – Case Study in Archive Digitisation (Watch!)

Avatar of Alasdair Pettinger By Alasdair Pettinger
31 March 2014

Scottish Music Centre: Digitisation Project from Scottish Music Centre Education on Vimeo. The Scottish Music Centre has an extensive collection of over 38,000 items as part of its remit to document and promote the musical life of the country, past and present. We have been acquiring material for over forty years: sheet music, sound recordings, […]

Radio Free Hebrides – supporting local culture through podcasting…

Avatar of Hector MacInnes By Hector MacInnes
6 March 2014

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 […]

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre – Digital Content Development

Avatar of Amanda Liddle By Amanda Liddle
26 February 2014

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.

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