Use Plymouth’s culture app Artory to guide you through Plymouth Art Weekender.  All the Weekender events are listed on Artory, a free iPhone and Android app for culture in Plymouth.

Get started by adding events that take your fancy to your personal planner, and leave feedback on your expectations and experiences. Enjoy treats like free coffee, tea, and ticket discounts by collecting points called Art Miles® when you attend and comment about events.

Artory is the result of the city’s cultural venues working together to innovate and boost culture. It was developed collaboratively by twelve leading cultural organisations from across Plymouth who identified a need for a cohesive guide to the arts across the city. The project has a not-for profit ethos, where all income is re-invested into the development of the service to benefit all members.  It was shortlisted for the UK’s Media Innovation Awards in November 2015.Six additional organisations have joined the app since its launch, and many of the city’s festivals, including Plymouth Art Weekender and Plymouth History Festival, are listed.

The real-time data analytics provided by user feedback through the Artory system, gives the venues vital information about their audiences that can inform and secure investment for future projects and events, such as Plymouth Art Weekender.

Executive Director at Plymouth Culture, Dom Jinks, says

“Artory has been a game-changer in the way we discover and navigate our vibrant cultural scene. The ability to leave reviews and earn ArtMiles is a bonus for both viewers and organisations alike, providing incentives for people to discover and visit more events, and strengthening the research behind producing new shows and applying for funding.  Artory’s impact on Plymouth cannot be underestimated – it has become the beacon for cultural way-finding in our city.”

Artory’s development team is now working on the next stage of the app, a multicity version that will roll out to cities first in the southwest, then across the UK.

This city-wide initiative has been produced by i-DAT and Plymouth Arts Centre with a number of collaborative partners: 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, Plymouth Culture, The National Marine Aquarium, Flameworks, Devonport Live, Devonport Guildhall, the Lenkiewicz Foundation, Plymouth University and Effervescent.

The Artory app is designed and developed by Elixel with i-DAT.

Artory is funded by Plymouth Arts Centre, i-DAT with Plymouth University, Elixel, Destination Plymouth, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Culture.

The app can be downloaded free from www.artory.co.uk or via the App Store or Google Play.

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