DCMS launches #cultureisdigital report

Launched today by DCMS Minister Matt Hancock at the National Gallery, #cultureisdigital is a report highlighting the conversation between Government, the cultural sector and technology companies, led by DCMS.

The Culture is Digital report is the first of its kind and the culmination of the Digital Culture Project which Hancock launched in April 2017 with the #CultureisDigital online consultation. It sets out an ambitious framework for how culture and technology can work together to increase participation and boost the capability of cultural organisations—considering how culture and technology can work together to drive audience engagement, unleash the creative potential of technology and boost the capability of cultural organisations.

By focusing on the synergies between the cultural and tech sectors – where the UK has a dual competitive advantage DCMS aims to support both the future economy and the well-being of the nation.

Hancock said: "Our cultural output has always been our unique calling card to the rest of the world and when combined with the latest digital developments there is no limit to our creativity. We want the UK to be the best place in the world to trial pioneering technology, while also maintaining our world leading status as a centre of artistic and cultural excellence. Our Culture Is Digital report sets out how culture and technology can collaborate, learn from one another and keep innovating. By embracing new technologies and attracting more diverse audiences, we will continue to cement our status as a creative powerhouse in the digital age."

DTG Staff  |  07.03.2018

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