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BBC Academy and Arts Council England have joined forces to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximise the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television.

The building digital capacity for the arts programme, announced in September 2010, supports the development of the arts sector's media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy's media and digital experience with the Arts Council's extensive knowledge of the arts sector.

The programme, which runs from March 2011-August 2012, consists of practical seminars, an online guide to commissioning, facilitated masterclasses and an online resource of filmed content.

Visit the dedicated Building digital capacity for the arts minisite.

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seminar 2 in 200 seconds - Digital Capacity

We know you're always pushed for time, so here's a seminar 2 overview on producing AV content in just over 3 minutes! You can also watch the seminar videos of all the presentations and case studies in full here. For more information about Building Digital Capacity for the Arts visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity

Expert views - Digital Capacity seminar 2

Peter Salmon, Director BBC North, Bill Thompson, Chair, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives and Dominic Smith, Digital Projects Manager, Tyneside Cinema share their expert views on audio and audio-visual content for the arts sector. For more videos from this series visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity

Case study: A History of the World in 100 Objects

Building Digital Capacity for the Arts - seminar 2 A History of the World in 100 Objects Andrew Caspari, Head of Speech Radio and Classical Music, Interactive BBC Working in partnership to engage new audiences across different digital platforms. BBC Academy and Arts Council England have joined forces to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximize the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television. The Building Digital Capacity for the Arts programme, announced in September 2010, will support the development of the arts sector's media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy's media and digital experience with the Arts Council's extensive knowledge of the arts sector. The initial programme runs from March 2011 - August 2012 and will consist of a launch event, practical seminars, an online guide to commissioning, facilitated masterclasses and an online resource of filmed and streamed content. For more information visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity

Case study: Tyneside Cinema

Building Digital Capacity for the Arts - seminar 2 Dominic Smith, Digital Projects Manager, Tyneside Cinema How the Tyneside Cinema is using digital content to engage new audiences: the role of the artist; the importance of curation; the revenue model and future plans. BBC Academy and Arts Council England have joined forces to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximize the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television. The Building Digital Capacity for the Arts programme, announced in September 2010, will support the development of the arts sector's media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy's media and digital experience with the Arts Council's extensive knowledge of the arts sector. The initial programme runs from March 2011 - August 2012 and will consist of a launch event, practical seminars, an online guide to commissioning, facilitated masterclasses and an online resource of filmed and streamed content. For more information visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity

How to create digital content

Building Digital Capacity for the Arts - seminar 2 Mark Batey, Video Journalism Trainer, BBC Academy Working out the story you want to tell, how to tell it and the equipment you need. BBC Academy and Arts Council England have joined forces to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximize the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television. The Building Digital Capacity for the Arts programme, announced in September 2010, will support the development of the arts sector's media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy's media and digital experience with the Arts Council's extensive knowledge of the arts sector. The initial programme runs from March 2011 - August 2012 and will consist of a launch event, practical seminars, an online guide to commissioning, facilitated masterclasses and an online resource of filmed and streamed content. For more information visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity

Case study: beaplaywright.com

Building Digital Capacity for the Arts - seminar 2 Gez Casey, Literary Manager at Live Theatre The evolution of the be a playwright project from off-line to online: the processes involved in creating content, understanding the different audience/user needs and the next steps. BBC Academy and Arts Council England have joined forces to offer training and guidance to the arts sector across England on how to maximize the creation and distribution of high quality arts content for audiences on digital platforms, including online, mobile and internet protocol television. The Building Digital Capacity for the Arts programme, announced in September 2010, will support the development of the arts sector's media production skills by bringing together the BBC Academy's media and digital experience with the Arts Council's extensive knowledge of the arts sector. The initial programme runs from March 2011 - August 2012 and will consist of a launch event, practical seminars, an online guide to commissioning, facilitated masterclasses and an online resource of filmed and streamed content. For more information visit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/digitalcapacity