6 June 2019, John Denton
The arts, culture and the creative industries have always been leaders in creativity – but now, with ever reducing public funding, many organisations are thinking about how to create new revenue streams to support their endeavours.
The government has recently announced a £25m fund focused on ambitious or disruptive R&D innovation. The Innovate UK Smart Grants competition is open to ...
24 April 2019, John Denton
ACE opens their small capex grant programme offering grants up to £499,999 to support capital expenditure – with a focus on supporting digital investment as well as other capital projects.
Find out more below and read how Golant Media Ventures (GMV) can support you in submitting a bid.
Investment in digital is in scope
ACE has stated that its strategic capital investment over the period 2018...
23 April 2019, John Denton
We are putting together a bid to Arts Council England (ACE) under the Small Capital Grants fund with a consortium of arts and cultural organisations to fund their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and related data systems.
The project would use and extend KIWI, the open source CRM system that we developed collaboratively with our partner Artsadmin and developer Octophin under a prev...
18 October 2018, Richard Leeming
We know only too well that one factor holding back the organisations we work with from realising their digital ambitions is a lack of money.
That’s why we’re really excited to learn about The Big Lottery Fund’s new £15m Digital Fund which launches on October 22nd 2018.
The fund offers dedicated funding support for digital projects run by charities, voluntary and community organisations, socia...
1 October 2018, John Denton
Golant Media Ventures (GMV) has had a strong track record of writing and winning funding from a range of government bodies, including InnovateUK and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).
We understand how to ensure the scope of the project meets any fund requirements whilst helping you to shape your submission so it has a higher chance of success. As an innovation agency focused on using desig...
25 September 2018, Sophia Woodley
How is resilience currently understood in the arts and culture sector?
Are organisations becoming more resilient and, if so, how are they doing this?
What opportunities might there be to develop the sector’s resilience in the future?
We’re pleased to announce the publication of our report for Arts Council England, which aims to answer the questions above.
With the help of The Audien...
4 September 2018, John Denton
The long hot summer may be giving us a last burst of sunshine but, I suspect, most of us are now back at our desks and getting down to work. Well get your skates on as there is a pot of money available that may help you with developing new business models and generating ideas for services and products.
Innovate UK, in collaboration with KTN, has released £1 million in funds to support UK compa...
7 June 2018, Patrick Towell
On a fateful day in February 2005, I incorporated the company that became Golant Media Ventures.
At the time, there were two conundrums I wanted to unravel. What would happen if you were to take the kind of design thinking I’d been using with ‘digital’ and instead apply it to strategy, organisational change and policy? And how would media and entertainment change if it were redesigned around ...
6 June 2018, Patrick Towell
The merger between The Audience Agency and Golant Media Ventures went ahead on 1 August 2018.
Press release, Originally published on www.theaudienceagency.org
The Audience Agency welcomes Matt Locke as its new Chair, replacing Sheila Healey who was Chair from January 2015. One of Matt’s first duties is to oversee a merger with innovation agency Golant Media Ventures. This merger is one of a...
1 June 2018, John Denton
Do you need funds for that digital arts and culture project you’ve been considering? Then you should apply to The Space 2018 commissioning round before 29 June
Dance Umbrella ‘Vertical’. Commissioned by The Space. Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou.
We constantly hear that ‘Culture is Digital’ but what does this mean for your organisation?
Since April, if you’re an Arts Council England Natio...
26 April 2018, Elizabeth Cochrane
“It’s been an excellent collaboration. I think we’ve learnt a lot from each other and really valued the different perspectives and culture that Golant Media Ventures have brought to the whole project.” Leo Sharrock, Director of Data Platforms
A user-centred approach is often the only way to unpick a knotty problem. We have been supporting The Audience Agency (TAA) to solve the mystery o...
19 April 2018, Pete Cornes
Or, why we’re getting rid of acroynms as a small part of helping Arts Council England communicate better.
Accreditation for museums is a big part of what the Arts Council does. It’s how they help museums ready themselves for the common challenges the sector faces. By going through the accreditation process, museums know they’ve done what they need to face the future.
The challenge for Arts Co...
12 April 2018, Patrick Towell
What will resilience mean in 2030? How can the arts and culture sector build a more resilient future?...Whether you love or hate the term ‘resilience’...whether you think it’s a useful idea or not
...whatever it means to you (and even if it means nothing to you)
...we want to hear your thoughts!
To get involved go to arts-culture-resilience.org/
Arts Council England is working with us a...
26 March 2018, Chris Brown
Chris Brown is an artist, musician and co-founder of the artist-run organisation g39. In his current position of company director he is responsible for strategic development of g39 within Wales, the UK and beyond.
At g39 we’ve have had the good fortune to be working with GMV since 2016, exploring innovative ways to improve relationships with non-ticketed audiences in the arts. Our partnershi...
21 March 2018, Elizabeth Cochrane
Sometimes you have to think outside the usual funding streams to make strategic projects happen. This is particularly true when trying to solve a systemic problem.
GMV recently assisted The Audience Agency (TAA) in making a successful bid to Innovate UK, the government’s technical strategy bureau, accessing funding earmarked specifically for projects that take a service design approach in me...
16 March 2018, Richard Leeming
The media industry could be about to face its biggest ever shake-up due to GDPR - that’s the message from the #GDPRinnovation seminar produced by Golant Media Ventures at The Digital Catapult on March 15 2018.
Speaking in a panel session to close the workshop, GMV's Patrick Towell urged publishers and media companies to make a fundamental shift in how they value their customer data. He believe...
23 February 2018, Patrick Towell
Given how quiet our ‘Interesting’ blog has been recently, you might think that not much has been happening at Golant Media Ventures. In fact it’s just the opposite. We’ve been busy with a thousand and one different projects!
Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some more in-depth case studies and blog posts.
In the meantime, on the digital front, we’ve been…
Creating Digital Policies an...
14 February 2018, Richard Leeming
It’s human nature to regard the imposition of new regulations as a headache, as an expense, as a diversion to getting things done. It’s counter-intuitive to think of new regulations as a catalyst to innovation.
But that’s how we see the General Data Protection Regulations that come into force in May this year.
Golant Media Ventures and the Digital Catapult are holding a workshop on the Inno...
24 August 2017, Sophia Woodley
If there has been one message in this series, it is this: digital is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end.
Digital can have many different benefits for arts organisations, including increasing audience engagement and facilitating the creation of new kinds of artistic works.
One important impact is to drive the development of new business models, necessary in an environment of budget ...
24 August 2017, Sophia Woodley
Procuring a piece of technology – or even paying for it – is often the easiest part of the journey. We’ve found that technological innovation today often reverses the old 80/20 rule – meaning that the cost of a project is 20% technology and 80% organisational change.
As Jane Finnis, CEO of Culture24, comments: “Digital is a signifier of the bigger changes that organisations need to make. The n...