Royal Court Theatre Selected as One of the 46 Global Arts Organisations to Participate in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Digital Accelerator Programme

Published on Thu 15 Jul 2021

The Royal Court Theatre has been selected as one of the 46 global arts organisations to participate in the new Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator Programme. The programme helps cultural non-profit organisations stabilise and thrive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic through strategic improvements to their technology infrastructure.

Recognising that digital adaptation is critical for the non-profit cultural sector to remain competitive and fulfill its potential, $30 million (£25 million) in support will be dedicated to help arts organisations invest in tools and training. Currently, the programme includes 26 institutions in the U.S. and 20 institutions in London, and exact grant size for each organisation depends on factors such as organisation size and demonstrated need.

The Digital Accelerator will support the full spectrum of digital infrastructure for cultural non-profits. This includes tools to enhance core operations, such as integrated marketing and fundraising systems, as well as bold projects with the potential to benefit the broader cultural sector. It also seeks to help cultural organisations build audiences, increase fundraising, drive revenue, and continue to deliver dynamic programming virtually and in person – including extensive educational offerings.

Bloomberg Philanthropies invited organisations to apply based on creative excellence, service to diverse communities, talented leadership, and their efforts to improve digital capacity during the pandemic. The programme will create a network of non-profit cultural organisations with an initial cohort of 46, expanding further in the coming year.

Through the programme, the Royal Court will develop and implement a technology project with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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