Being an Australia Council Digital Strategist-in-Residence #DSIR

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I’m very excited to announce that I have been selected as one of the Australia Council’s inaugural Digital Strategist-in-Residence (DSIR).

The DSIR program is aimed at Australian small-medium and large arts and cultural organisations and is part of the National Cultural Digital Program. DSIR assigns consultants to work closely with selected organisations to increase the digital capacity and potential of the organisation and uncover new opportunities for transformation.

The goals are to:

  • embed expert knowledge and skills within existing organisations to enable digital transformation and build digital capacity and strategic thinking
  • provide a digital strategy and foundation for the organisation to continue, self-directed, on completion of the residency

During the three-month residency (starting in September) we will be drawing on the Digital Culture Compass commissioned by Arts Council England in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Their online resources are pretty comprehensive and can be found here.

For the residency I’ve been paired with the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) based in Adelaide:

ANAT expedites experimentation and innovation across art, science and technology by identifying opportunities and delivering projects that enable artists to contribute meaningfully to Australia’s reputation for creativity, diversity and innovation.

The program officially kicks-off this week and continues over the next three months, and I’m very much looking forward to getting stuck in and having a great learning experience.

Oh, and applications for Round 2 of the program are open now – go here for more information and to apply.

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6 thoughts on “Being an Australia Council Digital Strategist-in-Residence #DSIR

  1. robbo42793 says:

    Great news, Lynda. So good that you will be the one to provide guidance to the small-medium organisations that can reap great benefits from the smart use of digital technology.

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