Coders and culture

Over the past few years there have been more and more funded projects that have tried to team up developers and cultural organisations. Australia Council for the Arts have run two versions of their Geek in Residence scheme since 2009. Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab recruited their own geek in residence in mid-2010. Hack days (events where […]

Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture, analysis of applications

NESTA and Arts Council England recently commissioned a bunch of projects via the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture, aiming to connect arts and cultural organisations with technology companies in a way that can benefit the wider sector. Hoorah to that. They had £500k to dish out to a handful of organisations. A grand total of […]

Waste of time and effort?

A couple of interesting tweets from Roger Tomlinson regarding the ACE/NESTA Digital R&D fund. He noted that 459 applications were received, asking for in excess of £28.5m. The fund has just £500,000 to distribute to roughly 10 projects. Roger asks whether this establishes a need. I’d say no. The level of response to the fund only […]