Can we build a safe and user-friendly digital communications system to facilitate better internal and external communications, making our organisation more efficient and more effective?
We have begun to build an integrated digital communications system to address each of these strategic challenges:
How do we share information internally amongst our group of actors, carers, and tutors across Wales?
How do we keep track of actors progress while safeguarding their privacy?
And how do we showcase their talent and successes publicly?
Through this process of research and development we have developed a secure internal communications system and a public-facing casting site. All elements of this system are based on existing low- or no-cost software that we have had customised to our needs.
Some of our sector stakeholders have expressed an interest in the system we have developed for monitoring the personal and professional development of our actors with learning disabilities. We believe this presents an opportunity to further spread the public benefit of this work and potentially to develop new income streams.
We have identified two priorities in relation to the development of our external communications system: the live training offer, and the casting site itself. To establish our live training offer we will now seek to broker new relationships with medical and healthcare training providers across Wales. We have identified a list of targets and are in communication with our existing contacts to see how our casting site can help us to sell the package we have on offer. In relation to the casting site itself, further technical development is needed to bring it to completion. Once the site is fully set up, we will be able to user test the site with casting directors and producers.