Inspiring finalists for the Tech4Good Arts & Culture Award 2021 sponsored by iDiversity Consulting.
What are the Tech4Good Awards?
The Tech4Good Awards recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others and make the world a better place. At iDiversity we want to share and raise awareness of how technology can overcome challenges, this category looks at Arts and Culture.
The Arts and Culture sector align with iDiversity’s ethos of inclusion, where we can celebrate different backgrounds and abilities coming together on common grounds, boasting opportunity for learning and creativity.
This year features 10 categories including two new categories, the Sustainability Award and AI for Good Award, with entrants from a range of sectors with various expertise. The finalists tap into the demand to support those living in isolation during 2020 and beyond, use advanced AI technology to provide much needed products, and are creating and building services that are helping communities.
The Tech4Good Awards also champions individuals, volunteers, and the next generation of young pioneers who are inventing and building digital technology of the future.
Tech4Good Arts & Culture Award Finalists– sponsored by iDiversity Consulting
Ruthanne Baxter – University of Edinburgh Museums Service
The University of Edinburgh Museums Service have created ‘Prescribe Culture’ a flagship heritage-based, non-clinical initiative to support those struggling with loneliness and mental health and wellbeing challenges.
The Prescribe Culture programmes utilise technology to help students and community members engage with heritage, and others, remotely through a range of online and digital developments.
Yodomo is a social venture based in the UK, on a mission is to increase wellbeing and understanding of use and re-use of materials by facilitating wider participation in making and crafts.
Yodomo has developed a platform that allows makers and crafts people to share skills and knowledge through online courses, providing kits and other activities.
Girmit – Nutkut
London-based arts organisation Nutkhut began their new arts and heritage project, Girmit in the height of the global pandemic in March 2020.
The Girmit immersive 360° experience will see the viewer stepping into the world of an indentured labourer. The view will follow the path from India, across the ocean to an unknown land and a new life in Fiji.
Disabled Artist Network CIC
The Disabled Artists’ Network CIC provides a digital exhibition environment. The emphasis of the project is to inspire people to try some form of creativity as a way of coping with the various difficulties we face in life, particularly mental health issues and physical disabilities.
The art works are from disabled and non-disabled artists, who also evidence how their creativity generates a sense of well-being within an individual statement.
More Human is a software based platform that makes planning and sharing community group social events a cinch. It helps connect activity providers, SME’s and sole traders with social groups and individuals, to easily create, plan and organise great quality social and well-being events.
There are a range of resources, such as access to event templates created by expert partners.
Janine King Founder of iDiversity and Judge on the Arts & Culture Award.
“We had lots of inspiring stories about how people had used technology in the arts and culture community to reach and engage more people.”
“We’re looking to help make a difference in arts & culture and this event is a great way of bringing people together.”
The winners will be announced during an all-new online Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 14 July 2021.