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The Space, AM and Arts Council of Wales launch Digital Mentoring and Peer Support Programme

For arts organisations, artists and creative practitioners thinking of producing and distributing work digitally.

The Space and AM, with funding and support from Arts Council of Wales, is launching a new Digital Mentoring and Peer Support Programme. The programme will help artists, creatives and arts organisations to develop practical digital skills, including content production, publication and audience development.

Digital Skills Taster Webinar

The Programme will begin with a taster webinar that will run on 13th and repeated on 15th April. This webinar will provide practical tips from four creative digital content specialists on topics including:

  • Finding and developing your online audiences
  • Monetising online content
  • Assessing how lockdown has changed audience behaviours

During the webinar the mentors will also respond to 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. However, the session will also act as an introduction to some of the programme mentors and to the digital topics that they can support you with through the mentoring scheme.

Register for the free webinar(s) here:

13th April 10:00am - 11:30am 

repeated on

15th April 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Both webinars are live and will not be recorded.

Digital Mentoring and Peer Learning

We are also now inviting applications to receive digital mentoring and peer learning support. Successful applicants will benefit from five support sessions over a three-month period between May and July2021. Applicants must be based in Wales and can either be not-for-profit arts organisations or small teams of freelancers working on a digital arts  projects.

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 Wales 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 to the Digital Mentoring and Peer Learning programme is noon 29 April.

Find out more about the Digital Mentoring and Peer Learning Programme.