Digital Audio & Video Archives - AmbITion

Local Voices focus on digital for organisational development

Avatar of Steve Byrne By Steve Byrne
30 September 2014

Local Voices is a Community Interest Company formed in 2013 seeking to connect communities with their local traditions, primarily through songs and the use of archive resources. The company’s two co-directors are experienced folklorists, as well as singers and performers that have carried out workshops with schoolchildren in the Dundee and Angus areas with around 900 […]

Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Digital Content Developments

Avatar of Ross Perth By Ross Perth
23 September 2014

Edinburgh International Film Festival aims to showcase the best filmmaking from around the world and invite audiences to celebrate cinema in Edinburgh. EIFF’s project was to create and develop a year-round digital content strategy to raise awareness of the Festival and grow audiences, providing rich content to engage and drive existing and potential attendees.  Please […]

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, […]

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