Innovation for arts, culture & heritage

Golant Innovation (formerly known as Golant Media Ventures) is an innovation agency working across the creative, digital, third and public sectors. We work particularly with organisations in the arts, culture and heritage sectors. Founded in 2005, we became part of The Audience Agency Group in 2018.

Asking the right questions

People come to us with hard challenges. One client joked that she knew it was time to call us in when she couldn’t even describe the problem she had, let alone find the solution!

The ways we solve these challenges are to:

  • Use design thinking to collaboratively co-design physical and digital solutions with our clients.
  • Spot and translate relevant innovations from other sectors.
  • Develop business models with cultural, social and economic value.
  • Think long-term and imagine what future contexts for arts, culture and heritage will be.

Although digital technologies are an important part of our lives, work and culture as we near the 2020s, we believe successful innovation is about developing people and changing organisations first. Finding the technologies and data that help us do that comes second.

Contact us directly at attention@golantinnovation.com.

Golant Innovation Solutions

Resilience, Innovation and Enterprise

Digital Confidence

Data > Information > Knowledge > Wisdom


Golant Innovation and The Audience Agency

As an innovation lab for arts, culture and heritage organisations, we are a place to develop new products and services and space to explore new markets and opportunities. This is true for our clients and partners, as well as The Audience Agency itself.

As The Audience Agency's enterprise arm, we can work on projects and with clients that fall outside of its charitable remit. This can mean working with :

  • International clients
  • For-profit organisations, such as digital or the wider creative industries
  • Private or enterprise finance
  • Culture, government or other organisations to deliver projects on a commercial basis

All of our profits are put back into achieving The Audience Agency’s charitable aims, making its services accessible to those who would not otherwise be able to afford them.



Explore some of the projects that we have been part of...


Image of Case in Point | Services for Data Haters
Case in Point | Services for Data Haters

Harnessing user-centred design to understand how to to make data more accessible and valuable across the arts, culture and heritage community.

Image of Report | The adoption of digital technology in the arts
Report | The adoption of digital technology in the arts

This report is intended specifically to help Welsh arts organisations adopt and make use of new digital technologies – and to transform their business models as a result.

Image of Feature | Creativity + Innovation = Change
Feature | Creativity + Innovation = Change

Patrick Towell unpicks the crucial differences between creativity and innovation in the context of rapid change in the cultural sector.

Image of Case in Progress | Futurescapes in Finsbury Park
Case in Progress | Futurescapes in Finsbury Park

Golant Innovation is project partnering on Futurescapes, to explore ways of using immersive technology to inclusively create new visions for public spaces.

Image of Case in Progress | 3D digital modelling for arts and culture
Case in Progress | 3D digital modelling for arts and culture

Golant Innovation is leading on research design and commercial strategy for 'Accessible Photogrammetry for the arts, culture and heritage sectors'.

Image of Case in Point | Building an open source CRM for the Cultural Sector
Case in Point | Building an open source CRM for the Cultural Sector

Golant Innovation worked with Artsadmin to create KIWI - a CRM designed specifically for the cultural sector.

Image of Report | Creative People and Places: Digital Engagement & Opportunities
Report | Creative People and Places: Digital Engagement & Opportunities

Insight and practical recommendations for how CPPs can harness digital tools more effectively.

Image of Feature | Potential ways to partner with business
Feature | Potential ways to partner with business

Patrick explores the established and emerging ways that arts and culture can work with business, some of which break new ground.

Image of Case in Point | What is Resilience anyway?
Case in Point | What is Resilience anyway?

Working with Arts Council England to review the arts and cultural sectors’ understanding of the term ‘resilience’.

Image of Study | IP Markets and Enabling Information Ecosystems
Study | IP Markets and Enabling Information Ecosystems

A study exploring the potential of Intellectual Property, intended to develop understanding of what can be done to build the necessary
information ecosystem and the value it can deliver in these markets.

Image of Feature | The moral case for making money
Feature | The moral case for making money

Patrick Towell explains why underpaying or under-employing your workers can never be in an organisation’s long-term interests and suggests how you can start thinking more sustainably about the big picture – for everyone’s benefit.

Image of Feature | Can the arts tackle digital exclusion?
Feature | Can the arts tackle digital exclusion?

New research highlights how cultural organisations could play a key role in demystifying the internet to non-users, writes Katie Moffat.