Streaming out for Digital Audiences
Streaming out for Digital Audiences

STREAMING OUT FOR DIGITAL AUDIENCES - SEMINAR

BRIGHTON DIGITAL FESTIVAL 2012


FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2012
BRIGHTON


STREAMING FOR THE CULTURAL SECTOR– Business Models and Creative Opportunities.


Lighthouse is producing a trilogy of seminars about streaming media in the arts sector. We are kicking things off with a half-day event at Brighton Digital Festival which showcases leading cultural organisations, inclusing Tate, The Space, FACT, Glyndebourne and Brighton Dome and Festival. They will present case studies which show how streaming media can create new possibilities for arts organisations to engage with audiences.

"From the Sea to the Land Beyond" by Penny Woolcock with music by British Sea Power, live streamed from Sheffield Docfest on The Space. Jake Berger from The Space will be speaking at Lighthouse on 21 September.
"From the Sea to the Land Beyond" by Penny Woolcock with music by British Sea Power, live streamed from Sheffield Docfest on The Space. Jake Berger from The Space will be speaking at Lighthouse on 21 September.

The three seminars will collectively look at online streaming across the cultural sector.

The first seminar – part of Brighton Digital Festival – will present a series of industry case studies including talks from:
- Carole Britten from Brighton Dome and Festival
Britten, with the help of Brighton City College, streamed a selection of events online during Brighton Festival 2012
- Jake Berger from the BBC
Berger is one of the key people involved in the thespace.org – the BBC and Arts Council England online arts platform
- Roger McKinley from FACT
McKinley will be speaking about Artplayer, a video platform aimed at showcasing the best video content from the UK arts sector
- Susan Holtham from Tate
Holtham will be speaking about Tate’s pioneering use of streaming media and online video.
- George Bruell from Glyndebourne

This is the first of three seminars which will ask fundamental questions about how streaming can present opportunities and possibilities for arts organisations, including:


  1. What do people watch online?

  2. How many people and for how long?

  3. What forms can online content take and how can it help businesses engage with new and existing audiences?

  4. What are the various incarnations of online streaming, from peaks of performance & activity, through to a more continuous distribution model?

  5. How much does it cost and what do you need at the set-up stage?

  6. How can accessibility issues be integrated at an early stage to ensure a superior user- experience for all?

  7. How can online streaming help shape the overall Arts economy, particularly for smaller and medium sized organisations?

The seminars have been made possible by support from Arts Council England. The events are aimed at the UK arts sector. They are free, but booking is essential.

Follow this event on Twitter: @LighthouseArts #streamout

Date: Friday 21 September 2012

Times: 1pm – 7pm
[Lunch will be provided and there will be an opportunity for networking drinks following the event]

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton, BN1 4AJ

Tickets: Free

Booking: streamingout.eventbrite.com/Eventbot

Brighton Digital Festival is a celebration of digital culture. It is run by members of Brighton’s arts and digital communities, administered by Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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