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Wednesday 24 March 2021 -
18:00 to 19:30

Over the past decade, arts and culture organisations in the UK have been actively using digital technology. Working in partnership with technology companies and research institutions, they have used technology to reach out to audiences, create new artistic experiences and expand the possibilities of digital technology. Since the pandemic, this trend has accelerated. Similarly, in Japan, a variety of initiatives have been implemented. This includes experimenting with cutting-edge technology in stage performances, online festivals, and community learning programmes.

This forum will feature speakers from Arts Council England, the National Gallery, London Symphony Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Fringe who will share specific case studies. From a policy perspective, we will explore how each organisation is using digital technology, what has changed since the pandemic, and how technology can be used to connect with audiences in the future. 

Event Outline

Date/time: 18:00-19:30 (JST), Wednesday 24 March 2021
Organised by: British Council
Participation: The event is free (with Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation).
To participate, please sign up via our online registration form.
Platform: Zoom (a link for accessing the forum will be sent to participants)


Carl Stevens (Senior Manager, Audience Insight & Innovation / Music, Arts Council England)
Lawrence Chiles (Head of Digital Services, National Gallery)
Andra East (Head of LSO Discovery, London Symphony Orchestra)
Rachel Leach (Composer, Presenter and Animateur)
Lyndsey Jackson (Deputy Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society)

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Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts
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UK in JAPAN Programme