The British Council and Nesta are currently on the hunt for innovative projects created by arts organisations outside of the UK that use technology in new and impactful ways. Please get in touch if you know of examples that we can use for an upcoming website which will study and highlight the most interesting case studies from around the world.

What: We’d like to hear more about projects which use technology to respond to a specific challenge and have a direct impact on the arts sector, its audience and/or wider society - for example:

Curation: Sonic Paintings (Holland) - digital technology applied to offer an interactive multisensory experience of paintings in Amsterdam.

Ticketing/marketing: MuPon (Japan) -  an app which offers exclusive discounts on admission to museums and art events in Tokyo.

Arts management: NY Cultural Data Project (US) is a unique system that allows arts organisations to track their own financial and programmatic performance over time and to benchmark themselves against comparable organisations in specific disciplines, geographic regions and budget sizes.

Art and society: artivism (Kenya), a projects developed out of our Culture Shift Kenya programme, is a platform working to co-ordinate on and off-line activism with artists by documenting street art  and adding QR codes to street art works to encourage conversation.

It’s important for us that we focus on arts organisations rather than individuals for our research. We’re looking for organisations who have harnessed the power of digital technology to engage and inspire people and we're very interested in projects that are run on small budgets and resources.

We’d particularly like to hear about projects in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia, but we're open to learning about projects all over the world, outside of the UK.

Please send through an email with some information on each project to Athina Balopoulou at Nesta ( The sooner you get in touch the better!

This initiative is part of the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)/Arts Council England/Nesta's Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, which is a £7 million fund to support collaboration between arts organisations, technology providers, and researchers. This international strand of the research seeks to build an international community of best practise in this emerging and exciting intersection between culture and technology.