It's been a busy six months

23 February 2018, Patrick Towell

Given how quiet our ‘Interesting’ blog has been recently, you might think that not much has been happening at Golant Media Ventures. In fact it’s just the opposite. We’ve been busy with a thousand and one different projects!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some more in-depth case studies and blog posts.

In the meantime, on the digital front, we’ve been…

  • Creating Digital Policies and Plans for the People’s History Museum, Roundhouse, Rich Mix and Opera North – we’re now supporting the People’s History Museum with their implementation.
  • Devising a digital collections and engagement strategy for the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Seamore project – we all have our fingers crossed for their Heritage Lottery Fund Phase 2 application
  • Winning Innovate UK funding for – and using user-centred design to research and develop – new solutions for evidence-based decision-making for arts and culture, in partnership with The Audience Agency. Watch out for upcoming events sharing our findings
  • Creating a migration plan for a major Imperial War Museum digital project.

Resilience is a recurrent theme. We’ve been working with in the visual arts with Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Ruthin Craft Centre as part of the Arts Council Wales’ Resilience Programme – and are now collaborating with the Powys-based gallery, Oriel Davies.

We’ve also been…

  • Speaking on how to create commercial and public value from assets for Cass Business School’s Boosting Resilience executive programme
  • Supporting Arts Council England in a risk review of funded organisations' plans 
  • Reviewing cultural funding for Liverpool City Council – we’re moving into the recommendations phase of this now
  • Providing support to Music Education Hubs on business planning, the challenges of rurality, options for future structures and governance and ways to exploit their knowledge and ideas

Data and data protection are another constant. Having worked on data strategy, privacy policies and CRM approaches with theatre producers, Mahogany Opera and Paines Plough, last year we ran General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) workshops for the Digital Catapult and with the law firm Harbottle & Lewis. We and our partners Artsadmin shared how we enabled them to be data confident and capable – at the AMA Digital Marketing Day.

We’ve just run a workshop for GDPR readiness planning for a group of 12 theatres brought together by Improbable Theatre. And we’re running a series of workshops on data and wider business strategy for a range of Cornwall-based Small to Medium Enteprises through the Unlocking Potential programme. On 15th March we’ll be presenting an event at Digital Catapult specifically focused on GDPR in media and publishing.

If you can’t make it to Falmouth in the next few months, or aren’t from media or publishing, we’re able to design and run bespoke GDPR- and data-focused workshops.

Would you like to know more about any of these? We’d be happy to have a chat about how we can help you. Get in touch with us at:

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