The Artory pilot programme was intended to run from 17/01/2015 (iOS and Android Artory Apps were available on from 15/12/2014)for one year, but ended up successfully serving its collaborating culture organisations, their audiences and the City of Plymouth until October 2017.
The city-wide collaborative pilot was produced by i-DAT and Plymouth Arts Centre with the Plymouth Culture Guide Group: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth City Museum and Gallery, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Peninsula Arts Plymouth University, KARST, Ocean Studios, Take a Part, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture. The App was designed and developed by Elixel with i-DAT, the branding was designed by Intercity and the front and backend system based on the ‘analytics engine’ Qualia, developed by i-DAT at the University of Plymouth, University of Warwick and Cheltenham Festivals 2013, through a Nesta Digital R&D award.
During this time Artory has:
- Engaged 25 arts and culture partner organisations
- Promoted 2041 events
- Provided 12,015 pieces of feedback
- Had 6201 downloads across iOS and android devices.
- Had 5129 visitors to the website
i-DAT will continue to explore potential routes to fund a new web and mobile enabled Artory but in the meantime the research initiative will be folded back into i-DAT’s Quorum Cultural Computation project.
Artory was established as a web and app service running through www.artory.co.uk. At some point we expect the domain to be retired and the information from the site can be found below, along with design and research outputs. The original Artory website looked something like this:
What is Artory?
Artory has been produced by i-DAT and Plymouth Arts Centre with the Plymouth Culture Guide Group: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth City Museum and Gallery, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Peninsula Arts Plymouth University, KARST, Ocean Studios, Take a Part, Plymouth Dance and Plymouth Culture.
The Artory app is designed and developed by Elixel with i-DAT. The branding is designed by Intercity. The evaluation framework and questions in Artory are designed by Dr Eric Jensen. based on the needs of the Artory partners. The app is funded by Plymouth Arts Centre, i-DAT with Plymouth University, Elixel, Destination Plymouth, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Culture.
Design by Intercity www.intercitystudio.com
Example data viz from the Artory dashboard.
Artory is based on the systems design and research developed within the Qualia Project. Technical details and access to the GitHub repository can be found here: https://i-dat.org/qualia/