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Digital Culture 2015

The 2015 Digital Culture Survey results, detailing how arts and cultural organisations use technology

Sam Mitchell
Dec 15th 2015

Nesta, in partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has published the 2015 findings of the Digital Culture survey.



This report is the third year’s set of findings on digital technology within the arts and cultural sector. The findings provide analysis on the activity, importance and impact of digital technology for almost a 1,000 organisations in England.

The 2015 report provides analysis on the period 2013-2015, giving a detailed sense of how the picture is changing for arts and cultural organisations. This year’s report shows that while the positive impact of technology on organisations remains high, there is a gap between the ambition of arts and cultural organisations in relation to digital technology and their ability to execute on those ambitions.

The report also outlines that experimental organisations and those that ascribe the highest levels of importance to digital technology are more likely to experience high levels of impact from these areas of work.


A number of fact sheets are available, analysing the data by ACE artform and the National Portfolio Organisation cohort.

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