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Introducing Scottish R&D Projects to Native

You can now find results from all ten projects funded through the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland on Native.

Rohan Gunatillake
May 20th 2014

We’re pleased to announce that you can now find final research reports for each of the projects supported by the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland, via the projects link at the top of this page.  Like the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in England, the project in Scotland is a collaboration between Nesta, Arts and Humanities Research Council and Creative Scotland that looks at how digital technology can be used to enhance audience reach or engagement, or develop new business models. Ten projects were funded through a £500,000 pilot scheme that ran from July ‘12 to December ‘14:

  • The National Piping Centre working with Yellow Brick House;
  • An Iodhlann on the Isle of Tiree working with Community Information Technology;
  • Lyceum Theatre Company and the Cultural Quarter working with tictoc;
  • Dundee Contemporary Arts working with Lucky Frame and Denki;
  • National Galleries of Scotland working with Kotikan;
  • Glasgow Film Theatre and Edinburgh Filmhouse working with Distrify;
  • Publishing Scotland, Saraband and Spot Specific;
  • Scottish Documentary Institute and Distrify;
  • The Audience Business and Whitespace;
  • National Theatre Scotland and We are Everyone.

A number of lessons emerged from the projects, including insights in the areas of project scope and expectation, choosing digital experts, balancing innovation and project management and creating a legacy for your project.

Future Developments

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll also be adding projects from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in Wales.  Make sure you keep checking back for updates,that you’ve signed up to the newsletter and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with all the stories coming out of the Digital R&D funds as they emerge.