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The Qualia development team recognise that Open Source software can be a little tricky to install and support. We offer a range of services to help organisation tailor Qualia to meet their individual needs.

Standard services for the culture sector non-profit organisations can be tailored and scaled for commercial organisations.

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Open Source

Qualia is available as an Open Source building blocks of code allowing organisations to install, modify and build on the code to construct their own systems (in accordance with the GNU GPL license.)

Qualia has been made available to the cultural sector through the GitHub hosting service and will be continued to developed and tailored in response to the communities needs.


Qualia is a ground-breaking new digital technology and research project, which aims to revolutionize the way audience experiences at arts and culture events are evaluated. The project will help us develop a greater understanding of the less tangible impacts of public engagement with arts and culture.

With funding from the prestigious Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Qualia is developing new technology to enable the collection of audience profile information, live evaluation and feedback, and real-time measurement of impact indicators at arts and cultural events.

Cheltenham Festivals have hosted the development of the new Qualia app, which is being created by experts at Plymouth and Warwick universities. This project provides an opportunity for one of the foremost Festival organisations in the country to join forces with leading digital technology experts at Plymouth and evaluation and impact researchers from Warwick to look at how new technological developments can help us serve our audiences better. The ultimate aim is to create a transferable evaluation tool that allows arts and culture organisations to programme cultural events and on-going activities based on robust, real-time knowledge about audience responses, thereby enhancing the sector’s economic, cultural and social impact.

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is run by Nesta in partnership with Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. More details of the Fund and other projects in the scheme can be found here.

Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham Festivals is a National Portfolio Organisation. Each year we create four nationally significant festivals Jazz, Science, Music &Literature as well as delivering a year round education programme. Over the course of the year we engage with approximately 1,200 speakers, writers, artists and musicians and attract over 200,000 people to events.


i-DAT is a lab for creative research, experimentation and innovation across the fields of digital Art, Science and Technology, generating social, economic and cultural benefit. Located within the Faculty of Arts at Plymouth University, it has been delivering high quality and experimental national and international arts and cultural activities since 1998.

The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is consistently rated as one of the top UK universities, with sociology ranked 3rd by the Guardian for 2013, Within the sociology department, key research priorities include: Culture, Media and Representation and Public Engagement.

Intercity Studio

Qualia was developed in collaboration with Nathan Gale at Intercity Studio. Commissioned to design the visual language underpinning the Qualia platform Nathan’s graphic protocols and colour coding run through all the Qualia tools and infographics.


The Qualia App was developed and published in collaboration with Elixel. Qualia and Elixel have an agreement to further develop and tailor the Qualia App for a variety of applications.