NTEN's annual conference is always a special treat. Vendors and attendees all focused on making the world a better place while investigating the appropriate role technology plays in that transformation. With 144 sessions plus keynotes, Birds of a Feather lunch tables, Ignite talks and pre-conference workshops, to say the conference is robust is an understatement. The following are my main take-away from the conference, but if you are curious for more, be sure to check out their social channels with hashtag #18NTC.
Accommodating different groups of patrons can be a daunting task. Here are 4 helpful tools to assist patrons with learning disabilities, allowing them to engage with the arts in new and meaningful ways.
There are numerous causes to support in today’s political climate. While topics like gun control and the environment dominate news feeds and airtime, advocating for the arts is just as necessary, particularly in a world where importance of the arts is often overlooked. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a way for arts organizations to both build advocacy and raise money.
Cataloging is one of the most labor intensive responsibilities for collections management, requiring the expertise of many art-specialists. It typically is also the most encountered feature of a collection, especially when the actual object is restricted with respect to: preservation, accessibility, and engagement. Digitizing collections challenges traditional paradigms for audience interaction, and one private organization leading the progression is ARTMYN.
Arts organizations want to take data from the basic displays that everyone has in their annual reports to something that tells a story, motivates constituents to act, and makes people pay attention. Here are 5 tools to that can help take an organization's reporting to the next level.
AMT Lab is researching emerging digital fundraising tools so that arts organizations can, hopefully, take a bigger part of the 14% increase in online giving. With $380 billion dollars of giving in the USA in 2017 and more people than ever giving online, the future of fundraising is changing before us. And don't be fooled -- the majority of the online donors were older than 49 years old. To understand how the arts can maximize current and emerging fundraising opportunities, a benchmark of what is happening in the field today is underway.
With the recent proposal to cut funding for arts and culture, stay informed with what is going on in Congress! Countable is the one-stop online resource with all of an advocate’s needs to stay informed and take action.
Museum collections, specifically archives, in arts and research institutions are frequently viewed negatively partially because their upkeep is expensive and complicated, taking over precious work-hours for an already overworked staff. The Smithsonian Institution's ongoing operation of a Digital Transcription Center demonstrates that this upkeep can be accomplished in a cost-saving and engaging way.
To commemorate the release of our first publication "The Augmented Museum" we spoke with Desi Gonzalez of The Andy Warhol Museum. Desi shared her experience and expertise on Augmented Reality and the future of AR for arts organizations.
Suzy Delvalle discusses her experience as the recently-appointed head of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists, as well as the direction in which she plans to lead the organization. A native of Curacao, Delvalle has previously worked with Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling and El Museu del Barrio.
Non-profits face many challenges, one of which is intergenerational conflict in the workplace. While a solution will take multiple strategies, professional development is an often cited issue with a simple solution: online learning.
Here are some of our editor's selections of noteworthy articles from this month: orchestras getting digital, a company that is literally giving people a voice, and some fresh insights into the Google Arts & Culture app.
Net neutrality died by the hand of the FCC in November 2017. The policy, to be implemented summer 2018, will be detrimental to the work and impact of arts institutions and artists. The following article provides an overview of what changed, why net neutrality is important to the arts, and what you can do to help reverse the policy, or, as AT&T's CEO has called for, ask for Congress to create a consumer Internet Bill of Rights.
Future Tenant needed to build an audience experience for their December fundraiser, so contributor Annesha stepped in to build an augmented reality app. This is the opening article, documenting her experience.
Laws and regulations surrounding the protection and use of patron data vary greatly depending upon where your organization does business. Read up on the rights and responsibilities granted to both patrons and organizations.