For arts organisations, artists and creative practitioners who are based in Scotland and thinking of producing and distributing work digitally.
Creative Scotland is supporting The Space to run another round of its successful Digital Mentoring and Peer Support Programme. The programme helps cultural organisations develop practical digital skills, including content production, publication and audience development and will offer advice and support to small teams of staff develop digital capacity.
Additionally, artists and creative practitioners wishing to develop their individual creative practice will be supported by the Digital Pivot 1-1 support programme delivered by Suzy Glass.
Both programmes are offered as part of the Creative Digital Initiative, supporting digital change in Scotland's creative and cultural businesses.
Find out more about mentoring, join a taster webinar
The Programme will begin with two taster sessions that will run on Tuesday 11th May 2021 and again on Thursday 13th May 2021. The webinars will introduce the mentoring programmes and provide an opportunity for you to explore some of the digital topics that other organisations are working on including:
- Audience strategies for those working on limited resources
- Adapting work for digital platforms
- Monetising online content
During the event, experts will also respond to questions about any digital challenges you are facing, which you can submit in advance or ask during the session. The webinar is free to attend and open to anyone, whether or not you intend to apply for the subsequent digital mentoring scheme.
Register for the free webinars here:
Digital Mentoring and Peer Learning
We are also now inviting applications to receive digital mentoring and peer learning support. Thirty organisations will be selected and successful applicants will benefit from five support sessions over a five-month period between June 2021 and October 2021. Applicants must be based in Scotland.
We are looking to support some organisations and teams that have little or no prior digital experience as well as those who are more digitally confident. This means you don’t have to have particular digital skills for your application to be successful but you should be planning activities that include at least some audience-facing digital elements (e.g. through your website, social media, YouTube or other digital platforms).
Sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and delivered by The Space’s digital associates, who are drawn from our network across Scotland and England. The sessions will provide team mentoring, plus opportunities for peer learning with other programme participants who are exploring similar challenges and opportunities.
The deadline for applications is 12pm midday Thursday 27th May 2021.
Find out more about the Digital Mentoring and Peer Learning Programme.
Find out more about opportunities for individuals please visit the Digital Pivot information site