What is it?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings changes to the rules around how organisations collect and use personal data.

This Free course is a complete introduction to data protection and the GDPR, and an overview of the implications and legal requirements for organisations, including responding to individuals exercising their data rights, data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) and data breach reporting.

The course will look at the practical application of it in arts and cultural organisations in relation to volunteer management, evaluation, fundraising and marketing. We will look at the steps to take including data auditing, planning and management that needs to happen to fulfil the legal requirements.

At the end of the course there will be an open Q&A session with the speaker to discuss your specific situation.

Who is it for?

People who manage and use personal data such as email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers etc for Dorset (including Bournemouth and Poole) based art organisations, centres, museums, heritage centres.

What will you go away with?

  • Good general understanding of data protection and GDPR and the myths around it
  • Knowledge of how GDPR will affect your organisation and audience
  • A practical start on the steps needed to address GDPR compliance
  • A practical start on your data audit

Who is speaking?

Mark Gracey from Dorset based Flavourfy Digital is an expert in Data protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, and privacy regulation compliance. Mark set up one of the UK’s first network abuse team which led to a fifteen year career in internet regulation dealing with everything from internet content liability to data protection and police liaison. Responsible for ensuring internal compliance and influencing external stakeholders he’s worked with the government and advised the House of Lords on internet policy matters as well as influencing the outcomes of a number of pieces of legislation, chairing the national ISP trade body, ISPA and sitting on the board of the Internet Watch Foundation.

Moderated by Jane Showell an experienced arts and culture digital marketer, who has worked and managed data for art centres, libraries, museums and arts project.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • An idea of your organisation’s data collection and use


  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+ workshop is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.


For Arts & Cultural Organisations


11 April 2018
13:00 – 17:00



Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Osprey Quay


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