Arts Council England’s Digital Culture Network has 6 tips to help arts organisations and groups, artists, and creatives work better online during and after lockdown.


1. How to make videos on your Smartphone 


Dean from the Digital Culture Network explains how you can make great looking content using only a mobile phone.

Dean covers the best tips for getting natural lighting, good quality audio using just headphones, video editing using phone apps and the equipment you need to get started (and some you don’t).


2. Producing Video Content 

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To accompany Dean’s video, this resource provides information and advice on making video content using a smartphone. As well as considerations for generating video content, it contains advice on hardware, software and distribution.


3. Remote working tools

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This PDF gives you information and suggestions around some of the tools available to work remotely and collaborate with your colleagues.


4. Webinars, online training and virtual conferencing 

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A short guide on digital platforms for delivering seminars, training and conferencing.

Even though people can’t attend venues in person, there are various solutions that enable events to be delivered online. To do this you will need to use an online platform with live streaming capabilities.

This guide gives you a look at some of the most popular platforms and considers their pros and cons.


5. Income Generation and Donations

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A list of links and resources around income generation and donation strategies, to help you to build your digital relationships, grow your reach online and try out some different approaches.


6. Signposting to further support for software and training

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A great list of useful partnerships and free online training courses for arts and cultural organisations to explore. This list will be updated with the latest developments and support.


What is the Digital Culture Network, and what can it do for me?

The Digital Culture Network is here to develop your organisation’s digital skills, find new ways to reach and engage audiences and help develop your business models. Working across the arts and culture sector, the Network is led by nine specialist Tech Champions.

It provides:

  • One-to-one support from a team of Tech Champions
  • Practical Surgery Sessions and Tech Talks for introductions and networking
  • Signposting to resources and training from partners
  • Support with technology-related funding opportunities
  • National and regional training days delivered with technology partners.

To learn more, sign-up to the Digital Culture Network mailing list and check out their Twitter account for lots more useful resources.

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