Today we are publishing our interim report from the first phase of the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales.
We are encouraging all funded projects to share the lessons they learn as they progress, and this report is part of our attempt to do the same. We hope that other organisations supporting the arts sector can learn from our experience.
This report presents our initial response to the feedback from arts organisations, and a transcript of all feedback received is included as an annex.
The feedback we have received from arts organisations suggests that support to make more effective use of digital technology should have the following features:
• Strategic focus: making sure that digital projects are clearly linked to organisational strategy.
• Relevant, arts-based examples: using examples from the arts, providing a sector-specific context to the issues at hand.
• Sector-wide support: offering benefits at all points of contact, including to those arts organisations who do not receive funding.
• Research skills for the arts sector: supporting the development of key research skills to enable arts organisations to make effective use of their own data and of research carried out by others.