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ARTS BC DigistARTS: Digital Literacy Workshop

Building digital-ready organizations and arts practices

Designed in partnership with Nordicity, Arts BC’s DigistARTS workshops are designed to help BC arts organizations and artists:

  • Get comfortable with digital (if you’re not already) and determine learning needs.
  • Think strategically about the role of digital tools in their organizations (and/or practice) and the evolving opportunities offered by digital developments.
  • Raise awareness about the ways to optimize digital tools and approaches which respond to current trends, such as: audience engagement and development, marketing and communications, content development, organizational effectiveness, partnership brokerage, fundraising, etc.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the DigistARTS project: what is it?
  • Discuss the future of digital: what are we talking about, current trends, evolving opportunities, predicting the road ahead, and what do we mean by digital literacy;
  • Identify local opportunities, challenges and gaps: a rotating table-top exercise will explore several themes, including digital engagement and marketing, organizational effectiveness, partnerships and collaboration, expanding reach and building audiences through digital tools and content development;
  • Discuss the top priority digital literacy needs and most relevant learning approaches.

Fri, 5 October 2018

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT


The Front Room

600-901 Front St

Nelson, BC


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Patricia Huntsman is an experienced arts management, cultural planning and communications professional. Her British Columbia-based consultancy, Patricia Huntsman Culture + Communication, offers a full roster of arts management, planning and communication services tailored to Building Communities Through Culture. As a member of a growing field of cultural policy and planning professionals, Patricia is a sought-after and respected voice at the forefront of culture-led economic and community development in Canada. Patricia is leading Arts BC’s program development and outreach, including Arts BC’s Knowledge Sharing services. Prior to establishing her British-Columbia based consultancy in 2009, she worked nationally and internationally in senior roles in the creative and cultural industries for seventeen years.

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