The Digital Action Research Project was set up in order to explore the impact of digital developments on the cultural sector in Scotland.
An action research group comprising of five Scotland-based organisations was set up with a view to explore questions such as: that might explore questions such as:
- What it means when the sector are no longer the only gate keepers and arbiters of access to culture.How does the sector deal with content being shared in ways which cannot control.
- How the sector engages with user generated cultural content and discussions and dialogues not started by the organisations in the sector.
- What about the digital developments around recording and distributing on and off stage content?
The projects ranged from live streaming, 3D recording of a show to a phone app and creating an interactive channel for cultural organisations.
The main objectives of the project were:
- To support participating organisations in development of their digital projects.
- To give them an opportunity to regularly meet, discuss their projects and share their experiences.
- To create a bank of case studies, best practice examples and tip sheets, which can then be shared with other organisations.
As a result, the participating companies created 'tip sheets' to be used by others who embark on similar projects, which can be downloaded from the research and resources section of this website.
The Digital Project was completed in 2012 and all the case studies can be downloaded from FST's resources section.