Arts organisations: apply here by August 12th
We’re delighted that you’re interested in applying to Digital Welcome. The programme will take you through the process of improving online audience engagement, whilst identifying and planning online or digital/physical revenue streams. The programme is designed to have the option of complementing any emergency relief funding you may apply for in the coming weeks.
To apply, you’ll need to be an organisation negatively affected by COVID-19 with less than 50 employees based in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull region. This includes: Birmingham, Solihull, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest. The Digital Welcome Arts and Culture strand is part of a wider Digital Welcome programme, and is delivered by Limina and Citizens Online. It is funded by Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership.
The data you submit in this form will be for the purposes of assessing your eligibility as a Digital Welcome organisation, solely for the Digital Welcome project partners. It will be stored in line with GDPR regulation.
Digital mentors: apply here by August 12th
We’re delighted you are interested in joining Digital Welcome as a Digital Mentor for the West Midlands arts and culture strand.
We are currently looking for digital mentors who live in, or have links with the West Midlands to play a key role in supporting local arts organisations. Digital mentors do not need to be tech pros, the most important thing is general confidence with picking up online skills and sharing that knowledge with others. It can be a hugely rewarding experience that will help your community’s economy and arts scene recover.
We welcome you to apply below. An application should take around ten minutes.
Any questions, please contact email@example.com.
The data you submit in this form will be for the purposes of assessing your eligibility as a Digital Welcome SME, solely for the Digital Welcome project partners. It will be stored in line with GDPR regulation.
Frequently asked questions
Does the programme cost anything for organisations?
Digital Welcome is free for organisations. Volunteer digital mentors who are passionate about their local community economies play a crucial role in helping arts organisations get back on their feet.
If my organisation already has an online presence can I apply?
Yes, we welcome applications from arts leaders who want to both create and improve their online presence
What parts of arts and culture does this cover?
The strand is part of the wider Digital Welcome programme and covers (but is not limited to) music, dance, theatre, workshops, craft, training, arts education, heritage, fine art and performance art.
Are mentors expected to play the role of an IT help desk?
No, not at all. Whilst there will be support offered on your scheduled calls, the goal is for the organisation to feel comfortable experimenting and implementing self sufficiently
I am retired, can I still apply as a digital mentor?
Yes! We would love to see your application. Your skills and experience could be invaluable
How much time will the scheme take up?
Just a few hours a week over three weeks. The digital mentor’s time will of course be less than the organisation, who takes responsibility for implementation