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Digital Peer Support - Creative Scotland and The Space

The Space and Creative Scotland launch Digital Mentoring and Peer Support Programme

For cultural organisations, artists and creative practitioners who are based in Scotland and thinking of producing and distributing work digitally

The Space, with funding and support from Creative Scotland, is launching a new Digital Mentoring and Peer Support Programme. This programme will help artists, creatives and cultural organisations to develop practical digital skills, including content production, publication and audience development.

Digital Skills Webinar

The Programme will begin with two taster live sessions that will run on Tuesday 27th October and Thursday 29th October. This webinar will provide practical tips from four creative digital content specialists on topics including:

• Finding and developing your online audiences
• Monetising online content
• Reaching and representing rural communities with digital content

During the webinar the mentors 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. 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 webinars here:

Tuesday 27th October 14:00 to 15.30 

Thursday 29th October 11:00 to 12.30

Both webinars are live events and will not be recorded.

Digital Mentoring and Peer Learning

We are also now inviting applications to receive digital mentoring and peer learning support. A minimum of 15 organisations/teams will be selected and successful applicants will benefit from five support sessions over a three-month period between December 2020 and February 2021. Applicants must be based in Scotland and can either be not-for-profit cultural organisations or small teams of freelancers working on a digital cultural project.

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 12 midday on 9th November 2020.

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

We are grateful to Creative Scotland for their support in funding this programme.

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