The Space Day in association with the BBC Academy – Edinburgh

TUE 23 AUG, 10:15 | George Hotel, Edinburgh

A day exploring the impact of technology and the digital market across the arts. The emergence of the digital landscape has changed the creative industries across the world. What opportunities does it hold for the arts in the UK?

We hear from prominent speakers and thinkers who will share their insights and tips. We will also get to explore opportunities in more depth during practical sessions and toolkits.

Nikki Bedi (Arts Hour; BBC World Service, Loose Ends; BBC Radio 4) hosts the day, which will see special guests Fiona Morris, Chief Executive of The Space, William Burdett-Coutts, Festival Director of Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival and Peter Bazalgette, outgoing Chair of Arts Council England, discuss the disruption of digital, and the opportunities it creates. We will also gain insights from commissioners, about getting funding and support for projects, as well as get a rare glimpse into the Scoltands games sector, to see what learning the arts can gain from the multi-billion pound industry.

Sessions will explore:

     What Platform? – There are many more opportunities to share your work and build relationships with audiences when becoming multi-platform, but which platform best suits you? Owen Hopkin, Head of Audience at The Space, and guests share their insights. 

     Capture for the Screen (AM and PM) – From cinema screens to mobile screens, what are the considerations and tips to capturing your work for the screen? Helen Spencer from The Space and an expert panel explore the opportunities.  

     Technology in Art (AM and PM)– VR, AR, AI, 360… the list of innovations in creative technology is growing at a pace.  What technology would be best to suit your project? How do you ensure the technology doesn’t become the focus, but the message you want to communicate? Sarah Toplis from The Space and invited guests decipher the the options. 

     Connecting with Audiences – From understanding simple easily accessible data, to quick wins on social media, these tips will help grow and build relationships with your audience. Owen Hopkin and panelists from across the Arts share their knowledge on the subject.

This ticket gives you access to the main stage sessions throughout the day. You are required to choose your separate taster sessions in the morning and afternoon via the order form.

Registration is from 9.30am. First session starts promptly at 10.15am. Lunch will be included.



Tuesday, 23 August 2016 from 10:15 to 17:30 (BST)


George Hotel – 19-21 , Edinburgh, EH2 2PB