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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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The Touring Network’s Tourbook: a case study in digital development

The Touring Network (formerly known as Performing Arts Network, or PAN) have worked with Rudman Consulting national programme AmbITion Scotland funds to develop Tourbook – an online social network for promoters and touring companies focusing on bringing work to remote geographical areas. Watch their fascinating case study to discover what implications and benefits and features the social network will enable!

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