Dan Butler

Dan Butler is Research and Evaluation Lead for the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales – a strategic partnership between Arts Council of Wales and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).

One of the main objectives of the Innovation Fund is to encourage arts organisations to undertake innovation projects, using digital technology as a tool to help improve audience reach and engagement, or develop new business models.

A key element of the fund is supporting collaborative partnerships between organisations with arts projects and technology providers to provide a body of rich research evidence, data and case studies that inspires and supports the capacity of the wider arts sector to innovate.

Outside work, Dan maintains an active interest in the arts through his involvement in organising a small cultural festival in Wales, and an online project bringing together artists from across the world to collaborate on co-created music and visual arts.