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The Lab — Application Form

Digital Heritage Lab
The Lab — Application Form

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Digital Heritage Lab is funded through the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. It is a free programme for small and medium sized heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities and capacity. We are currently looking for a wide-range of organisations to take part in The Lab.

What is The Lab?

The Lab is part of the Digital Heritage Lab and will provide digital mentoring support to 60 UK-based small to medium sized heritage organisations from September 2020 until June 2021. The aim of The Lab is to help these 60 heritage organisations develop their individual digital capabilities and capacity. It will be tailored to each organisation’s need.

— Your organisation will be paired with a digital skills mentor who will begin by helping you diagnose the needs, priorities and focus for your organisation’s digital skills development.

— Over the nine-month period of The Lab, your organisation will have at least three online mentoring sessions. You mentor will help you with your digital strategy. The sessions will identify actions and support planning, to develop your organisation’s digital skills and capabilities to meet current challenges.

— Your organisation will have access to 24 online workshops on a range of digital-based topics such as content management, website and user experience, data, digital strategy, digital fundraising, eCommerce, content creation, internal processes, and digital collections. You can attend all but are not expected to. Your mentor will recommend which are most relevant to your organisation’s needs.

— The online workshops will take part between October 2020 and March 2021. You can decide who from your organisation attends each of these depending upon role and relevance.

— You will also be able to attend one of our one-day Digital Bootcamps, which will be hosted in five different locations across the UK between April and June 2021. You’ll be able to attend the one nearest to you.

— The focus of the Bootcamps will be derived from feedback from the workshops in terms of where consolidation or further learning is required.

— There will also be the opportunity to take part in peer-to-peer online network meetings throughout the programme.

We’ve compiled an FAQ document to help you with the application form, which we encourage you to read.

Completed application forms should be submitted by 12pm on Friday 17 July 2020. If you have any questions please contact Jacqueline Haxton, Project Manager — Digital Heritage Lab by email on

Please note that participation in The Lab is free and applications are open to any small or medium sized heritage organisation based in the UK. No organisation is too small to be considered for The Lab.

The Lab — Application Form

  • This application form is to be completed by the leader of your organisation.
  • Your organisation’s main contact for The Lab project if different from above.

Digital Heritage Lab is a project managed by the Arts Marketing Association — in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, One Further and the Collections Trust and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.