Arts, Culture & Heritage

Around the world, arts and culture is emerging from the pandemic at a time when digital, social and environmental disruptions are rearchitecting society. The challenge for arts and culture institutions is swinging back from one of resilience to one of embracing change and the opportunity afforded by shocks and pressures to innovate – all while keeping strong core values and the trust of the community.

Digital, narrative and place-based innovation are creating new opportunities to engage audiences in ways that capture and sustain their attention – and to reach audiences in new demographies and geographies.

The rise of disinformation and cultural polarisation means that the trust that society places in the arts and cultural institutions creates unique opportunities for them to both inform and provoke in how they curate, interpret and perform.

New expectations of those engaged in research, scholarship and creativity are making deep, multi-dimensional access to institutional data, insight and provenance a critical element of advancing our collective understanding about society, science and history.

The community has an evolving understanding about the role that institutions play in society, increasingly seeing them as stewards not just of culture and heritage, but of equity and fairness, ensuring equitable access, reframing status quos and engaging with sensitive issues like de-biasing and repatriation.

Local and international partnerships and alliances, within and beyond the sector, have always been critical but are growing in their strategic sophistication as digital transformations change the nature of collaboration and audienceship.

How we help

The changing nature of stewardship, the digital transformation imperative, and the need to engage, inform and delight in an environment of financial constraint, is complex. ThinkPlace can help you to navigate it by partnering with you on your:

  • Future vision for your institution, engaging decision-makers, staff, stakeholders, experts and the community to co-create the future and the roadmap for achieving it.
  • Sparking innovation, creating new strategies, models, programs, events and experiences that set new benchmarks for the sector
  • Inclusive design, ensuring that physical and digital spaces meet the diverse needs and aspirations of the public and professional communities you engage, across all demographics, ability levels and sociocultural contexts
  • Sustainability programs, to shift your institution to a leader in sustainability as both an educator and a model of low-carbon, low-waste and pro-environmental operation
  • Geospatially-enabled experiences, online or real-world, creating the linkage between place and experience, or place and research, with transformative digital interactions that connect to the physical environment at all scales
  • Transformation blueprinting, working with you to co-design the detail of digital or institutional transformations and clearly articulate how the future will work, and the architecture that underpins it.
  • Data strategy and its implementation, creating new data assets and their exploitation to power research, insights and trust
  • Digital and data ethics, ensuring that there is a strategic focus on addressing bias, fairness, exclusion, marginalisation and impediments to access.


   And much more.

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