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Participants revealed for The Lab

The Arts Marketing Association (AMA) is excited to announce the 60 UK-based small to medium sized heritage organisations who have been selected to take part in The Lab, a strand of the Digital Heritage Lab funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.

The aim of The Lab is to provide digital mentoring support to help these 60 heritage organisations develop their individual digital capabilities and capacity, and is tailored to each organisation’s needs. Each organisation will be paired up with an expert Digital Skills Mentor who will help advise them on digital strategic planning; assess their training needs; and encourage, inspire and provoke new ideas & approaches.

The participating organisations come from across all four UK nations, are split between the ‘types of heritage’ covered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, and include a blend of PAYE teams and volunteer-ran sites.

Our CEO, Cath Hume said: ‘The response to The Lab has been phenomenal which has made the selection process particularly tough, especially during these challenging times with so many affected by the pandemic. It’s great that The Lab will be able to support such a diverse group of organisations on their digital skills journey – from organ and boat restoration projects, cathedrals, wartime tunnels, and poetry archives, to youth nature camps and eco-activity centres.’

You can find the full list of the 60 organisations taking part in The Lab here.

Keen to improve your organisation’s digital skills?
The Lab is just one element of the free Digital Heritage Lab support, with plenty of further opportunities to get involved from training webinars and networking events to on-location Digital Bootcamps. If you work or volunteer for a small to medium-sized heritage organisation, you can register your interest in further Digital Heritage Lab support here.

Digital Heritage Lab is a project managed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) 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. It is a free programme for small and medium heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities and capacity.

Images:
AMA conference 2019 © Marion Botella
Logo courtesy of The National Lottery Heritage Fund