After three years and a successful pilot, Artory, Plymouth’s incentivised ‘What’s On’ Mobile App for cultural events is going offline.
Artory was launched in January 2015 as a pilot scheme to enable users to leave feedback and cultural organisations to understand their audiences better. It provided users with an opportunity to evaluate events and shows, whilst receiving cultural event info directly to their phones.
This city-wide collaborative pilot was produced by i-DAT and Plymouth Arts Centre with the Plymouth Culture Guide Group: 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 and Plymouth Culture. The App was designed and developed by Elixel with i-DAT. The branding was designed by Intercity.
To date Artory has:
· Engaged 25 arts and culture partner organisations
· Promoted 2041 events
· Provided 12,015 pieces of feedback
· Had 6201 downloads across IOS and android devices.
· Had 5129 visitors to the website
We will continue to explore any potential routes to fund a new web and mobile enabled Artory. In the meantime, we will cease working on the app from October 31st 2017. The app will be removed from the App store and only accessible to those who have downloaded it, (although it will also no longer be supported). We would therefore suggest you remove the app from your phone after this time.
You can contact Dawn Melville (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further info.
What is Artory?
Artory — the What’s On App for culture in Plymouth that earns you Art Miles® to exchange for exclusive offers at venues across Plymouth.
• Discover the unexpected
• Explore arts and culture in the city
• Set your preferences and get your personal guide to culture in the city.
• Have your say by leaving feedback on events.
• Collect Art Miles® to exchange for free drinks and exclusive ticket offers as you use Artory
What are Art Miles®?
Art Miles® is a points-based scheme, where you accumulate points through updating your profile, checking-in at participating venues and reviewing events.
You can redeem your points in exchange for free drinks, discounts, and VIP events
“Artory is a really useful and well-designed app. For anyone interested in arts, culture, music or film, it helps anyone visiting or in Plymouth find their way around new cultural events.”
“This is such a useful app that is much more than just listings. It provides incentives (such as coffees and money off tickets) and also suggests other events based on your preferences and activity. A must have!”
“So much culture! Plymouth has a great culture scene and its awesome to see so many organisations working together. I’ve already found some new events to attend and earned enough art miles for a free coffee.”
“Great app! Now I just have to find the time to attend all these events, didn’t realise so much was going on in Plymouth.”
“Fantastic guide to local area. It’s a great app, well built and fantastic for finding out about venues and what’s going on within the city.”