“Digital activity is forcing us to rethink our creative practice. For over a hundred years our activity has been grounded in collections displayed in buildings.The affordances of digital means we are rethinking this.”

Native’s report on where digital technologies is disrupting practices and creating opportunities for innovation in the arts and culture economy identifies preservation and archiving as the second most significant area for arts and culture groups. This is largely due to cheaper production technologies, but is also noted as a means to open new opportunities. One organisation relates that by making their archives available digitally, they’ve found describing their work to potential funders has become much easier.

As Pararchive progresses from concept to reality, the findings of this report might help evidence it the value of the project as the team reaches out to various groups and communities.

Download the full report from… native.artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/digitalcultureresearch