Peer Support and Digital Mentoring for creative organisations and artists

Support provided by Creative Scotland

What does this involve?

This programme is for cultural organisations, artists and creative practitioners thinking of producing and distributing work digitally.

It is run by Creative Scotland and The Space who will offer staff from cultural organisations (or small freelance teams working on cultural digital projects) 5 Zoom support sessions from specialist mentors. The content of all sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and be delivered by The Space’s digital associates.

Mentoring can 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 your team from a digital specialist, 2 of your 5 Zoom support sessions will also give you 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 all have experience working with cultural organisations to develop digital project skills, produce and publish digital content and engage online audiences. They can offer advice on:

  • digital strategy and objective setting
  • project planning and budgeting
  • production processes
  • 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.

What does this cost?

This is a free programme.

Who is this for?

For cultural organisations, artists and creative practitioners thinking of producing and distributing work digitally.

How long does this take?

The programme will run as follows: 

  • Monday 9 November 2020: Deadline for applications
  • Thursday 26 November 2020: Applicants will receive decisions
  • December 2020 – February 2021: Mentoring takes place

Next steps

Visit The Space website for more information and to apply. 

Support provided by Creative Scotland

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