About

ArtsAPI is a web application for arts organisations designed to show the value and impact generated through their networks.

We believe that many arts organisations generate significant value through the relationships they create and sustain, but far too often this is not articulated or evidenced sufficiently to leverage insight, support and opportunities. This ambitious and experimental research and development project uses data to give organisations new insight into their relationships both internally and externally. This insight can be used for business planning, marketing, programming and as a way of demonstrating your impact.

The tool uses email data gathered from team members to generate the following:

  • A visualisation of your network both on an individual and organisational level
  • A list of all the organisations and individuals you are connected to both on an individual and organisational level
  • A clustering tool which will allow you to analyse how well connected you are to different sectors (some manual input is required)
  • A clustering tool which will allow you to analyse how well connected you are to different cities and countries (some manual input is required)
  • It gives you insight into Keywords that you use in email exchanges. These keywords can indicate the types of activities of individuals in your network
  • It gives you insight into the Social Network Analysis measure of ‘out degrees’ – a measure which demonstrates whom within the network is distributing information
  • It gives you insight into the Social Network Analysis measure of ‘in degrees’ – a measure which demonstrates whom within a network is receiving information from other nodes
  • It gives you insight into the Social Network Analysis measure of ‘Degree Centrality’ – a measure which demonstrates which nodes are central to a network in terms of control over information flow
  • It gives you insight into the Social Network Analysis measure of ‘Density’ – a measure that gives some insight into the speed of information handling within the network

To use ArtsAPI, please read the how to guides. These explain what you need to do step by step.