Why the Arts Needs a Knowledge Graph

Artsdata.ca aims to empower the Canadian arts sector to leverage linked open data and actively promote a more fair and equitable digital ecosystem. How? By building a machine-readable knowledge graph of what’s happening in the arts that is open and accessible to all.

A knowledge graph of the arts enables the sector and its organizations to gain actionable insight into descriptive event metadata, streamline the circulation of arts events to listing sites, recommenders and search engines, and take advantage of the latest technologies to generate new opportunities.

What is a knowledge graph? In this short video, Tammy Lee, CEO of Culture Creates, explains the knowledge graph in simple-to-understand language and talks about why it’s so important to build one for the arts.