IT4Arts is a programme run by the Arts Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, one of the City of London Livery Companies, as part of its charitable work.
As such, membership is possible for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations based in the UK. Normally they are registered charities. The members include performing arts organisations, performing arts venues, festivals, literary groups, galleries and museums, as well as sector bodies and umbrella organisations. You can read about the members and activities of IT4Arts elsewhere on this website.
Some organisations join when they have a particular digital media or IT project ahead of them and want learn from the experience of other arts organisations which have been through similar projects. Others join to draw on the pro bono help available from IT professionals in the livery company. People responsible for IT or digital media but with no professional background in it come to share experience on how to manage suppliers and staff in this specialist area.
When an arts organisation is interested in joining IT4Arts, a member of the Livery Company’s Arts Panel meets with them to explain more about the programme, check the expectations and see what the organisation can contribute. If it all fits, the Arts Panel would then consider and vote on the application.
Please see the list of our more than 160 member organisations.
In addition to the role and contribution of the IT livery company, funding has been generously provided by the Baring Foundation, Colin Lindsay, Mark Holford, the Martin Laing Foundation, Sytel Limited and Tim Rhodes.