Business Boost | 12 January 2017 - by KCOM

Are you ready for a digital world?

A free workshop helping arts businesses get the most out of new technology is coming to Hull

They say the past is a foreign country, but if that’s the case the future is more like a different planet.

The unrelenting pace of change in digital technology can mean it’s hard to keep with the challenges and opportunities a 21st century business now faces. But a free workshop being held as part of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations aims to help businesses understand how digital platforms can improve customer relations and interact with their audiences.

Presented from an arts industry perspective, The Space Day event, which is being held at Hull Truck in association with the BBC Academy, on Tuesday, 31 January, will showcase best practice approaches to the use of digital in arts production and distribution.

Panel events will include appearances from Fiona Morris, chief executive of high tech arts commissioning body The Space, and 2017 chief executive Martin Green. The day will be hosted by BBC Radio Four and World Service presenter Nikki Bedi.

Breakout sessions at the event will include capturing your work for the screen - from epic cinema productions to diminutive mobile phone productions, using technology to boost interactivity, understanding and growing your audience in a digital landscape and creating compelling and engaging content through digital storytelling.

All the sessions will be facilitated by BBC Academy trainers.

Book your place

The Space Day will be held at Hull Truck, Ferensway, Hull, on Tuesday, 31 January, from 10am to 5pm.  Lunch is included and is free. Register your place here.