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The Believers Are But Brothers, Javaad Alipoor

Maturity Index Workshops

Added on, 15 May 2019

Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund are working in partnership to create and pilot a Digital Maturity Index for the cultural sector. The index, designed as a self-assessment tool, will enable arts and cultural organisations to easily understand and benchmark their own digital capability and help them set plans in place to make improvements.

A partnership, led by The Space and including Culture24, The Audience Agency, University of Leicester and Creative Coop, is currently working to create the online tool, which will complement other activities supporting the development of digital literacy amongst those working in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors.

As part of this work, the partners are hosting a number of sessions to consult and gather feedback and insights on the work carried out so far. We’re looking for a range of cultural workers to attend the events in order to gather a cross-section of perspectives from different sizes and types of organisation.

Please join us at a consultation event

  • Edinburgh - Friday 24 May - 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm - Museums Galleries Scotland
  • Belfast - 27 June
  • Cardiff - date tbc

Representatives from arts and heritage organisations are invited to spend a half day with us  interrogating and offering feedback on some of the initial work undertaken.

We’re not looking for people with particularly ‘digital’ roles or backgrounds (though some of those are welcome too). Areas covered in the sessions include:

  • Venue management
  • Cultural/artistic/community programming
  • Learning/participation
  • Research/innovation
  • Enterprise
  • Strategy, governance and values
  • Management of heritage buildings and assets
  • Management of natural and designed landscapes

During the consultation you will:

  • Work with a group of digital specialists to explore what ‘digital maturity’ means for heritage and arts organisations
  • Develop your personal understanding of the issues around digital maturity and what they mean for your organisation
  • Influence the development of a digital code of practice and maturity index for the UK arts, cultural and heritage sectors
  • Have interesting conversations with a group of colleagues from a range of cultural organisations - airing and sharing the challenges and opportunities digital brings.


The events will provide an opportunity for the partnership to share our work in progress with you and your insights and responses will inform the way the project develops

Please RSVP to geraldine.oakley@thespace.org letting us know which session you would like to attend and whether you have any access requirements.

The project is commissioned by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England and the collaborative team includes The Space, Culture24, The Audience Agency, University of Leicester and a range of other partners and advisors including Creative Scotland.