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The Future of CRM & Ticketing


The day will provide insight into the systems and features that are out there in the marketplace giving you an opportunity to learn who the innovators are, how to use audience data effectively and what different systems can offer.

    August 25 @ 09:30 - 17:00 Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Box Office Best

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Your Box office data is precious: so, what can you do to manage it and keep it safe? Led by Charlotte Wilson, Associate Director at Culture Republic, this practical workshop tells you all you need to know about collecting, using, cleansing, protecting, sharing and extracting data to make sure you are making the most of your Box Office

    August 12 @ 09:45 - 14:15 Music Hall, Aberdeen

Access advice for arts organisations from Euan’s Guide

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According to Euan’s Guide, many arts and cultural organisations are already doing a good job of making their spaces accessible to a range of audiences. Unfortunately, in many cases, arts organisations are doing a poor job of letting these audiences know about the resources that are in place to serve them.

Disability in Scotland


Based on data from the last Scottish census, 20% of people living in Scotland have a long-term activity-limiting health issue or disability. This equals about 1.04 million people.

VIDEO Thinking Out of the Box Trailer (Thinking Out of the Box 1 of 5)

A three minute video that summarises the key issues and learnings from Culture Republic’s Thinking Out of the Box event. It includes perspectives from the participants and highlights from the day’s events.

Innovative approaches to accessibility in the arts sector


This July we attended an AMA network meeting looking at accessibility in the arts. The session highlighted some of the creative ways Scottish organisations are responding to the challenges of serving a diverse audience.

The Centre for the Moving Image’s Understanding Cinema Programme

Understanding Cinema is a creative learning project from the Centre for the Moving Image in Edinburgh. The project worked with almost 500 young people between the ages of 9 – 19 in eight Scottish local authorities.


Brilliant early image of #Scotland‘s newest UNESCO World Heritage site


Congratulations to @EdinburghJazz on your most successful festival in your 37-year-history!

Festival facts: spotlight on East Neuk Festival

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We talk to Svend Brown, Artistic Director of the East Neuk Festival, about audience data and what it means for him.

Singing makes people feel good

The Big Big Sing’s big idea was to have a positive impact on participants’ well being and the results from Culture Republic research are cause for optimism.


Terrific suggestions around connecting with #familyaudiences from @spektrix Come & meet them in Glasgow #CRfuture15

Glasgow Life’s Festivals 2014 Digital Marketing Case Study

In summer 2014 Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games. In parallel with the Games an ambitious line up of cultural events and activities was programmed, supported by creative digital communications from the team behind the scenes.


Euan’s Guide launched Accessible Fringe Awards today! What are you doing to include disabled audiences? #WTFringe


RT @ConnollyJena: Interesting forum at @StillsEdinburgh hosted by @culture_public on audience engagement, growth & research in the visual a…

More than 1000 words – visual engagement on social channels

MoMA PS1’s communications director tell arts organisations how to use visual materials on social channels make connections with their audiences online.

Fresh Thinking from #FreshCreations

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The West Dunbartonshire Youth Arts Hub, #FreshCreations, is getting young people intimately involved in the devising and delivering of their own youth arts activities from the project’s outset.


Practical tips on making your venue or events more accessible from @EuansGuide #Access #disability

Event Evaluation 360 for events & festivals

In response to increasing demand, we’ve created the Event Evaluation 360 package: an affordable four-part research solution developed with the specific needs of Scotland’s events and festival producers in mind.


Recommended reading from @ArtsPro & @audienceagents – sharing insights into what audiences for arts & culture want.


Handy for planning your #marketing! Check out @ExperianMkt_UK calendar for ideas.

Family Friendly Arts in Focus

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Culture Republic recently partnered with the Family Arts Campaign, hosting two briefing sessions in Glasgow and Edinburgh on what we know about family arts engagement in Scotland and to gauge the appetite for the Campaign in Scotland. Culture Republic set the context for the conversation by giving an in-depth look at the arts attendance patterns for […]

Festivals In Fife Economic Impact Research

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Festivals in Fife’s research project is mapping the economic and social impact of ten festivals and demonstrating the range of impacts the festivals have in the community and local economy.

Widening access to the youth market

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Interested in connecting with young people? The findings from Culture Republic’s research with Scottish Ballet tell a story relevant to all art forms.

UX Matters: key learnings from July’s First Wednesday


Designing products and services based on what your users need has a huge impact on customer engagement and satisfaction. For July’s First Wednesday we invited Wojtek Kutyla and Jason Kennedy of Storm ID to talk about the philosophy behind user-centred design and its potential business value to arts & cultural organisations

If data is currency, how much have you got in the bank?

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Data is currency. Handled with purpose and a little creativity, it can help you tell stories, solve problems and make new connections.

The missing millions: breaking down barriers to access

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We’ve taken a closer look at some of the practical tools and creative solutions that organisations are using to understand and connect with groups that have historically been absent or under-represented in their audience profiles.


We’ve run the numbers on Scotland’s population around #disability & arts #access @EuansGuide


Coming soon to a venue near you – four workshops from Culture Republic


We’re delighted to introduce our 2015 programme of practical touring workshops, bringing essential training and networking opportunities to a venue near you.

National Theatre of Scotland’s Tin Forest Digital Engagement

The Tin Forest was one of the National Theatre of Scotland’s (NTS) most ambitious projects to date. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, it invited the people of Glasgow to retell the city’s story and to reimagine its future.


RT @DeborahHair: Where do priorities sit within AIDA model #awareness #interest #desire #action @culture_public Digi Comms workshop http://…



RT @hannahrudman: Heads up @getambition alumni & @creativescots – Edinburgh Digital Media launchpad need creatives –


#oneyearon from #Glasgow2014 Post-Games report highlights social, cultural & economic benefits