The Arts Panel, founded in 1992, helps not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations make effective use of IT, digital and social media to connect with their audiences, share artistic and learning content and run an efficient and sustainable organisation. It does this through its IT4Arts initiative, set up in 2003, which provides pro bono project help on request and by running regular workshops and executive breakfast briefings attended by many of the most famous arts organisations in the country.
The best way to get a flavour of IT4Arts is to explore the public Web site we run for our members: www.it4arts.org.uk
You can see presentations from recent workshops by searching on IT4Arts in YouTube and you can follow us as @IT4Arts on Twittter.
IT4Arts has over 160 members – from household names like the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and the London Symphony Orchestra to small organisations with only one or two part-time staff. The programme helps its members make effective use of IT, digital and social media to connect with their audiences, share artistic and learning content and run an efficient and sustainable organisation.
It does this through
- regular workshops and executive briefings for members on current IT/digital/social-media issues and opportunities
- its website, YouTube videos and Twitter
- a network of peers in the arts/cultural sector willing to share information and experience
- Arts Panel members providing pro bono help
Our workshops are lively and full to capacity. We have had speakers from the Southbank Centre, English National Opera, the Tate, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the National Theatre, the London Symphony Orchestra, IBM and Accenture, to name but a few.