Tech 4 Culture Conference

British Council in collaboration with Technology Development Foundation, The Audience Agency and Outlandish curated a series of events to inspire arts and technology communities to foster digital collaborations for audience development in the Cultural sector.

Presented by Simon Cronshaw, co-founder of Remix Summits, the event series culminated with a conference to discuss barriers, explore solutions and inspire the future of culture and technology.

The conference was open to everyone particularly professionals in the arts and tech communities like coders, developers, designers, data scientist and arts and cultural practitioners. Please see the conference programme. 

Please see our photos from the event here. 

The conference was also be streamed live through our Facebook page.

Moreover please see our "New playgrounds: An Introduction to Hacks in the Arts" toolkit here or download the toolkit below.

Date and venue

Venue: Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, Sky Lounge

Date: Thursday 16 March 2017, 13.00 – 17.30

About Tech4Culture

Tech4Culture: Digital Collaboration for Audience Development

Tech4Culture is the British Council’s global hack programme, which invites tech and culture communities to play and create prototypes.

The UK has become a recognised global leader in applying digital hacking practice and business start-up strategy to the cultural domain. We believe that creative and cultural industries globally are well placed to benefit from technological innovation; it’s time to embrace the digital revolution.

British Council, in partnership with Turkey Technology Development Foundation, The Audience Agency and Outlandish will curate a series of events between December 2016 and February 2017 to share knowledge and experiences from the UK, encourage new thinking and inspire new digital ideas in the cultural sector across Turkey. The series will culminate with a showcasing conference in March 2017.  

Programme schedule

Tech4Culture Warm up meetings:  14-15 December 2016
Sandbox: 22  February 2017
Hackathon: Deadline for applications:15 February 2017
                     Event date: 25 February 2017
Tech4Culture Conference:  Event date: 16 March 2016. 

Please see our video from Sandbox and Hackathon events. 

About The Audience Agency

The Audience Agency (TAA) has been on the forefront of the use of technology and data for audience development since our formation in 2012. The Audience Agency helps cultural organisations and policymakers to plan and deliver audience and engagement strategies.

We provide insight, consultancy, tools and research to support audience development, marketing and communications, business planning, evaluation, collaboration, advocacy, feasibility and provision-planning. We co-ordinate the national audience data-set and offer access for all to the insight it creates. We work across all cultural sectors, from organisations big and small, commercial and subsidised, to funders and agencies in England, Wales and internationally. People can access our services by commissioning bespoke work from an expert team of strategists, researchers and analysts and can gain insight into their audiences through our online resources, dashboards and tools or by taking part in one of our programmes.