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Digital Skills for Heritage

Digital Skills for Heritage

Digital Skills for Heritage is an ambitious two-year initiative designed to raise digital skills and confidence across the whole UK heritage sector.

More than ever, heritage organisations are looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of digital. Our Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, launched in February 2020, is designed to help them thrive.

Organisations sought to deliver digital projects

Funding is available to organisations or partnerships that can help us:

  • Answer the sector's top digital questions
  • Provide support for digital innovation and enterprise
  • Build connected and collaborative communities of practice


Apply by 15 January 2021.

Helping to embed digital into heritage work

We are offering a range of activities and resources to reflect the varying needs, locations, sizes and levels of digital experience of heritage organisations.

The first phase of these activities has been refocused and shifted online in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to better meet current need and take the sector into the future.

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How we are helping you

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Digital Heritage Lab

This programme is managed by the Arts Marketing Association in partnership with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, One Further and The Collections Trust - and funded through the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is a free program for small and medium heritage organisations seeking to develop their digital capabilities. The programme provided workshops and events, digital bootcamps and The Lab digital skills academy. 

UK heritage organisations will be able to access online workshops, training events and digital bootcamps which will run up to Spring 2021.

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Heritage Digital

Heritage Digital is a digital skills programme led by The Heritage Alliance and supported by Media Trust, Charity Digital and Naomi Korn Associates. This programme offers training, masterclasses and resources focusing on marketing, engaging audiences, intellectual property, data protection and online business tools and processes. 

Running until July 2021, Heritage Digital will support over 700 heritage organisations.

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Leading the Sector course

Culture24’s Leading the Sector is a professional development course in Digital Leadership. A cohort of 16 leaders from medium-to-large heritage organisations across the UK are taking part.

The 2020 course is already in full swing, but keep an eye out for news on 2021's intake. We'll also be sharing the findings from this years' course.

Digital guides

We have produced free digital guides to help heritage organisations get started in key digital areas:

Discover more digital resources, useful information and updates below: