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Recover, Grow & Create new opportunities with creative tech post Covid-19

Exploring technology's role in the recovery, growth and creation of new opportunities within Scotland's performing arts sector post Covid-19, an event by Edinburgh Futures Institute.

The performing arts are undergoing a rapid digitalisation, accelerated by the global pandemic. Big investments have been going into edge technologies (AR/VR), and film or live TV multi-camera approaches have dominated the cultural landscape amidst this digital shift. These resource-heavy and expensive trends are further concentrating the first wave of the digital shift into the hands of larger institutions. However, 90% of the creative industries are individuals and micro companies who do not have access to the same level of resource, likewise, diverse communities and third sector bodies working or participating in arts, creativity and culture.

This event will focus on the work of Cimeon Ellerton-Kay (Executive Director and Co-Founder), Natalie Hall (Co-Founder) and Lauren Rosegreen (R&D Assistant) of Social Convention.

Caroline Parkinson, Sector Engagement Manager – Creative Industries, at Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI), will first provide an overview of the EFI data-driven innovation work in support of the creative and cultural industries.

Read more information and register here. Date & Time: Fri, 14 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 EEST.

Edinburgh Futures Institute

This is a series of events presented by Edinburgh Futures Institute, promoted by Federation of Scottish TheatreEdinburgh Performing Arts Development and Scottish Music Industry Association, exploring technology’s role in the recovery, growth and creation of new opportunities within Scotland’s performing arts sector post Covid-19.

Each event will introduce a new and potentially game-changing technology in development across the sector.

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