Creative Scotland is supporting The Space to run a second round of Digital Mentoring and Peer Support.
Following the success of the scheme last year, Creative Scotland is working with The Space again in 2021 on a new programme of Digital Mentoring and Peer Support. This programme is offered as part of the Creative Digital Initiative, supporting digital change in Scotland’s creative and cultural businesses.
Designed for arts organisations thinking of producing and distributing work digitally, the mentoring will cover topics such as:
- Producing short-form digital content
- Low-cost filming of long-form live performances/exhibitions
- Recreating the festival experience online
- Developing your online audience
- Publishing archive digital content
- Developing an online content distribution strategy
- Using social media channels effectively
- Generating revenue online
- Creating content from home
- Assessing how lockdown has changed audience behaviours
Learn from your peers
Alongside individual support for team from a digital specialist, sessions will also provide opportunities to network and share insights and peer learning with other scheme participants who are considering similar challenges.
The programme’s core team of mentors have experience working with cultural organisations to develop digital project skills, produce and publish digital content and engage online audiences. They will offer advice on: digital strategy and objective setting; project planning and budgeting; production processes; and measuring and evaluating success. Other mentors may be brought in from The Space’s network of associates if you need advice on a particular topic. Our associates include:
Rob Lindsay advises organisations supported by The Space on digital production and audience engagement. Having working in arts and broadcast for over fifteen years, including with BBC Three and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rob focuses on audience responses, and making effective social media video.
Gill Davies is a Producer, Director and Mentor who has written and delivered digital strategy for a number of arts and broadcast organisations of different sizes, and whose digital projects have been nominated for Interactive BAFTAs. Gill has worked with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, BBC Radio, Glasgow Museums and National Galleries Scotland amongst others. She has extensive experience of the challenges and opportunities of live streaming projects and is interested in the community building aspects of digital activity in rural areas.
Jen Anderson is a Digital Marketer and Trainer who specialises in Social Media Management within the Creative and Cultural sectors. With significant understanding of digital marketing opportunities for live events, she has worked with festivals, touring performers, venues, sports teams, universities, book and magazine publishers, and record labels, allowing her to now draw from a wide array of case studies.
Meet our mentors, gain some practical digital tips and find out more about the mentoring programme at the taster webinar sessions, taking place on May 11th 2021 and May 13th 2021.
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