Workshop Sessions

This series of 8 sessions is the 2nd phase of the project, led by experts from the digital humanities, culture management and digital arts domains, this four-week programme tackles topics in the realm of digital cultural management including digital transformation, audience development, technology and art, and building value in cultural businesses, amongst several others. The ideas and discussions generated in these sessions would be carried over in the OER and summer school next year. Currently the sessions are being attended by forty young cultural managers, selected through an open call.


December 15, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online

Closing session

  • Nishant Shah, Dean - Research at ArtEZ
  • Dr. Padmini Ray Murray, Independent Researcher and Founder, Design Beku

November 20, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online

Cutting Through the Noise


  • Nishant Shah, Dean - Research at ArtEZ
  • Dr. Padmini Ray Murray, Independent Researcher and Founder, Design Beku

In these sessions, we want to identify the ways in which we translate our work into digital practices. The session seeks to offer some conceptual frameworks, identify challenges, and position some approaches to resolving the tensions that emerge when thinking through the ideas of authorship, authority, and authenticity in our encounters with digital technologies, frameworks, and platforms.

November 23, 2020  | 4 to 6 pm | Online

Talking Through the Interface


  • Nishant Shah, Dean - Research at ArtEZ
  • Dr. Padmini Ray Murray, Independent Researcher and Founder, Design Beku

This session will introduce methods and approaches through which we can explore the idea of the interface, and how to imagine the space of the screen and beyond. Through speculative exercises and critical prototyping, this session will provide some guidance as to how to think through these ideas, and open up creative possibilities for working with the digital medium.

  • November 30, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online
  • December 03, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online
  • December 07, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online

Building Value in Creative & Cultural Businesses - Parts I, II, III


  • Anchal Jain, Faculty Co-Chair at Creative & Cultural Businesses Programme (CCBP) at IIM Ahmedabad

The sessions will help entrepreneurs craft a proposition that maximises the value for the patrons/customers, brand and self over short and long terms. They will also bring understanding on how to build and manage total customer experience in creative & cultural ventures.

December 09, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online

Creating Culture in a Digital Era

  • Archana Prasad, Founder & Director of

How do we create in the digital space? How do we plan for it? What are the tools, protocols and mindset that best suit the needs of the hour? Instigated by a series of short impulse talks we will dialogue on some of the core challenges and learnings from lived experiences of transitioning to and working in the digital space. Lets make, adapt and have conversations to learn from each other on developing best practices and inculcating a culture of open innovation, collaborative practice and active listening.

December 11, 2020 | 4 to 6 pm | Online

Audience Building v/s Nurturing Community


  • Rashmi Dhanwani, Founder-Director, The Art X Company and Arts Culture Resources India

This session will explore existing approaches to audience development, introduce the peculiarities of digital audiences and identify the location and segments of these audiences. By exploring aspects of audience accessibility online, and data touchpoints for understanding audiences, this session will use case studies and discussion to provide pathways to critically view the audience as a market, big data as numbers, and community as an organism.