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The Touring Network builds digital tools to measure CO2 of rural touring

Greener Routes

The Touring Network (TTN) works to support, represent and develop professional live performances happening in small-scale venues across the Highlands & Islands. Across such a vast geographic area, from Shetland to Argyll and Perthshire to Skye, the carbon costs of touring to remote and varied locations can be significant – not only are distances great but transport and buildings infrastructure is also often limited.

In order to better understand the carbon impact of this vital cultural activity, they applied to Sustainable AmbITion, the green fund set up by Rudman Consulting’s digital development programme AmbITion Scotland for the creative industries in Scotland. TTN wanted to look at a range of factors that make up touring to rural locations including venues, transport, production and audiences. They worked alongside Comar on a single theatre tour playing 17 venues across the region and used a variety of calculations to look at each of these areas including audience return cards, energy meters and mileage totals.

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Scottish Sculpture Workshop use AmbITion Approach for digital transformation

Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) is a rurally based artist residency centre. Offering workshop facilities, technical expertise and curatorial support, the programme supports hundreds of artists every year. Alongside this SSW runs a series of curatorial enquiries, focusing on landscape, craft, material and the commons.

SSW has undergone significant change over the last five years, from major Capital Development to new staff and programme structure. Working with Hannah Rudman and The AmbITion Approach, SSW developed a digital strategy to transform their organisation.

This was then used to discuss the organisations aims for the future, in order to create a strategy that would enable them to envision their short, mid and long-term needs more clearly. This enabled SSW to put in place a strategy and business plan that works with their programming, budget, and staff capacity, with goals that are achievable as well as highlighting areas in which they can raise aspirations to embrace a more advanced digital technologies.

A key part of this activity was the participation of all staff members. Through all staff participating in the new vision and strategy, they have taken on ownership of improving our digital capabilities and the whole team are able to move forward together.

Take a look at their report opposite to learn more about SSW’s process.

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claimexpenses.com – a Sustainable AmbITion case study

This case study from Rudman Consulting’s AmbITion Scotland programme reveals Creative Carbon Scotland‘s digital development claimexpenses.com. The tool was developed with support from Sustainable AmbITion, a fund which focussed on utilising digital technologies for better environmental sustainability. Reflecting on the development of claimexpenses.com, users from Festivals Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as the tool’s creators Creative Carbon Scotland, explain the benefits and outcomes to Hannah Rudman.

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Uist Wool – from The AmbITion Approach to building the strategy

Uist Wool is a community benefit society that will operate a new spinning mill and wool centre on the island of Grimsay. Uist Wool is based on the principles of People, Planet, Profit: seeking to benefit the many, establishing sustainable practices and creating a viable enterprise to support the communities of the Outer Hebrides.

They established the business by thinking through the implications of digital tools and opportunities for all aspects of the enterprise using The AmbITion Approach. Despite the challenges of lack of superfast broadband connectivity, Uist Wool’s customers and suppliers; the operations of the mill, shop and office; the business models and the products’ channels to market were all considered through a digital lens.

Hear Uist Wool describing their journey of first building the business’ strategy through The AmbITion Approach:
Uist Wool – AmbITion Approach Case Study Podcast.

Following their strategic digital development, Uist Wool now tells the story through the lovely Issuu digital publication opposite of how – with continued support from Hannah and AmbITion Scotland – the digital infrastructure, business models, and communications channels have been built at the same time as the mill and centre being built on Grimsay.

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Virtual worlds save 16th C salt pans of Brora

This AmbITion Scotland case study in digital development sees Hannah Rudman telling the story of the virtual world digital content development that The Scape Trust have created at Timespan Arts & Heritage Centre & Museum, following a community archaeology project in Brora, a remote part of North East Scotland.

Using Kinect technology (Microsoft XBox) in the museum, and 3D virtual reality software and the evidence from the archaeological dig, the 16th Century salt pans of Brora remain with us for exploration at Timespan and online, although coastal erosion due to climate change means they’re actually currently disappearing into the sea.

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Virtual world created from community archaeology project: watch!

This AmbITion Scotland case study in digital development sees Hannah Rudman telling the story of the virtual world digital content development that The Scape Trust have created at Timespan Arts & Heritage Centre & Museum, following a community archaeology project in Brora, a remote part of North East Scotland.

Using Kinect technology (Microsoft XBox) in the museum, and 3D virtual reality software and the evidence from the archaeological dig, the 16th Century salt pans of Brora remain with us for exploration at Timespan and online, although coastal erosion means they’re actually currently disappearing into the sea.

Watch and enjoy!

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Hannah Rudman keynote at the NARPACA Ticketing Professionals 2014

17 February 2014to18 February 2014

Hannah Rudman was the keynote speaker at the NARPACA Ticketing Professionals 2014, 17-19 February 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

Speaking on the subject of Event Horizon, Hannah considered the opportunities and impacts of disruptive existing and emerging digital technologies on cultural events and experiences in her keynote speech on 17th February.

On 18th February, Hannah also led a workshop: Joined Up Digital, that considered The AmbITion Approach, the change approach and toolkit created by Rudman Consulting for digital development across the whole of the organisation/practice. Participants were introduced to the AmbITion Approach, successfully used by over 100 organisations in the UK to develop digital strategies and implementation plans that join up across artistic practice, audience engagement, operations and business models.

Australasian Leisure Management Magazine reported the talk, and featured an article by Hannah Rudman, ArtsHub Australia also published a review of the keynote.

 

17 February 2014to18 February 2014

Ticketing Professionals 2014 conference

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The National Piping Centre reduce their carbon footprint through live streaming

The National Piping Centre has been working to raise its live streaming capability and capacity through the support of Rudman Consulting‘s digital development programme, AmbITion Scotland. This case study shows how they’ve increased the reach and scale of live events from the centre, generating a new income stream. And their unusual wind powered assets, the Highland Bagpipe, have also been saving carbon footprint, as the performers don’t have to tour internationally if concerts from Glasgow can be made digitally available! 

Hannah Rudman goes to meet the team on the eve of a live streamed concert:

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Case Study: National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre has been working to raise its live streaming capability and capacity through the support of Rudman Consulting’s digital development programme, AmbITion Scotland.

This case study shows how they’ve increased the reach and scale of live Scottish traditional music events from the centre, generating a new income stream, but saving a carbon footprint! Hannah Rudman goes to meet the team on the eve of a live streamed concert.

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Platform – a case study in digital development via the AmbITion Approach

Glasgow East Arts Company (Platform) explain the scoping and planning that they have achieved, following AmbITion Scotland support to undertake the AmbITion Approach, Rudman Consulting’s change management approach to digital development. Their case study reflects on how the digital developments they’re planning will impact the organisation’s audience engagement with their communities, operations, business models, and artistic services and output across music, theatre, visual arts, and dance.

Platform is in Easterhouse on the outskirts of Glasgow, and sits at the heart of The Bridge. The Bridge is an overarching name for 4 facilities: John Wheatley College, Platform and Glasgow Life’s library and swimming pool.

Enjoy watching their story!

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