National Lottery Heritage Fund awards AMA funding for Digital Heritage Lab

The AMA is excited to announce that it has been awarded £250,000 of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of its Digital Skills for Heritage initiative to develop the Digital Heritage Lab — a new free training programme for small to medium sized heritage organisations. 

We’ll be developing the Digital Heritage Lab with our project partners Cause4/Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, the Collections Trust and One Further. 

Launching in April 2020, this 18-month programme will consist of four strands:  

  • The Lab — 60 UK-based small to medium sized heritage organisations will be selected through an application process to receive bespoke mentoring support from a Digital Skills Mentor alongside accessing the wider Digital Heritage Lab programme.  
  • 24 online workshops — these free online workshops will cover a wide range of digital topics from digital marketing and audience engagement through to fundraising and how to digitise your collections.  
  • Regional networking training events — we’ll be organising regional network training events across the UK to enable heritage organisations to get together with other heritage organisations in their region to share challenges and ideas, and to engage in training relevant to them. 
  • Digital Bootcamps — this one-day training event will take place in five different locations across the UK. This practical event will focus on developing  key digital skills.   

All these strands are aimed at people working or volunteering for a small to medium sized heritage organisation. 

The Digital Heritage Lab is part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, which has been set up to help drive up digital capabilities and capacity across the heritage sector by promoting digital skills and leadership; and directly supporting digital skills development. The initiative is made up of several strands and the Digital Heritage Lab is part of the training and support strand.  

For up to date information go to Digital Heritage Lab on AMAculturehive.