Data Accelerator opening workshop

A few weeks ago we announced that we were recruiting to our data accelerator programme, a 5-month programme of workshops, training and support, to help those working in the cultural or heritage sectors get to grips with data.

In simple terms that means helping organisations think about how they use data currently and how it currently helps them (or how it could help them) become more effective in their work. Data isn't everything but used in the right way it can help us to understand whether our current approach (to marketing, programming, or audience development) is working or whether there is room for improvement.

What do we mean by data?
Data is a collection of facts, such as numbers, measurements and statistics, this is quantiative data. But data can also be qualitiative and non-numerical - this type of data is often based on observations or discussions.

The utlimate goal of this programme is to contribute to developing a more robust and resiliant cultural sector in the County.

Week ending 13th September

 - We were pleased and gratified at the positive response to our call for applications to the Accelerator programme and we have recruited 14 individuals to take part in our Accelerator programme.
-We have been planning the opening workshop for the Accelerator programme, which takes place on 26th September in Hereford.
- Aside from the Accelerator programme, the The Audience Agency and Brightspace have also selected a group organisations to act as action research case studies.  Over the coming months, we will be working with these organisations to help them focus on one data question and explore it in detail.

On next update here will report back from the outcome of the first Accelerator workshop and we hope to share details of common data challenges and questions. In the meantime if you'd like to get in touch about any aspect of the Great Place data strand work please contact Mary Burton at Brightspace.