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29/10/20   ·   Webinar

Connected to culture LIVE: Building digital skills for the future

From remote team management to digital content creation and online retail, the last few months have seen us all rapidly adapt the way we work and learn new skills. As we look towards a post-Covid world, we discuss how we can embed this fast-won digital experience for the long-term and continue to develop digital skills across the arts and culture sector to be able to innovate and thrive in an increasingly digital landscape. How has this experience shaped the thinking around what a future-proof workforce looks like, and what in-house expertise and skills gaps has the pandemic highlighted?

Join us, along with a panel of industry experts and digital advocates, to understand:

  • The skills gaps highlighted by the pandemic
  • Ways organisations can be innovative in how they use the skills they already have in-house
  • How that might shape thinking around skills acquisition in the future

Chaired by Owen Hopkin (Director, Audience Insight and Innovation, Arts Council England), the panel includes Adam Szabo (Chief Executive, Manchester Collective), Jemma Waters (Head of Responsible Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group) and Liz Williams MBE (CEO, FutureDotNow UK & Chair, Good Things Foundation).

We are also pleased to introduce our friends at Google Arts & Culture, to share and walk through their new resource – Connected to Culture – with tips, tools and inspiring examples designed to help your organisation continue your artistic and cultural programmes online. We invite you to check out the resource beforehand at

What is Google Arts & Culture?

Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative that works with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Their mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere. It is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android. Find out more here.

Can I book a place?

This webinar is presented as part of a funded programme for arts and cultural organisations. Free places are available for those currently funded or usually eligible for Arts Council funding.

We would be very pleased to book a BSL interpreter upon request so please get in touch or request the booking at registration. We ask you give a minimum of 10 days notice where possible.

Can I ask questions?

Absolutely! You will be able to ask questions using the chat function during the conversation.

Can I receive 1-2-1 support?

The Digital Culture Network is part of a funded programme for arts and cultural organisations. We have a team of 9 Tech Champions across the country, who can provide free 1-2-1 support in a range of areas including digital strategy development, websites, social media, data analytics, digital content creation, SEO and paid marketing, CRM, box office and ticketing systems and email marketing. This support is available for those currently funded by or usually eligible for Arts Council England funding. You can indicate whether you would like to be contacted by a Tech Champion as part of the sign-up process.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your eligibility.

I have still have questions!

Please email us on or for more information about the Digital Culture Network and to request free one-to-one support from a Tech Champion visit or find us on Twitter @ace_dcn.


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