Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund - Museums Association

Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund

New grants of up to £50k for creative digital engagement

We have partnered with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and creative design agency The Liminal Space to create a £600,000 Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund for museums.

2020 has been an extraordinary year, one that has had, and will continue to have, significant long-term impacts on how museums function, their communities and their role in society.

Following consultation with the sector, the new two strand programme will support museums during this unprecedented time of change and help them to creatively explore and innovate with their communities.

The new fund will provide a series of grants of up to £50,000 to scale up and evaluate the new ways of working that they have developed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

An associated programme, ‘Mindsets for Museums of the Future’, will support museums to probe and action their own post-Covid futures through a series of workshops and networking opportunities.

The context of a climate emergency, Black Lives Matter, and a global pandemic has provided a catalyst for change in museums not seen since the second world war.

We will be working with UKRI and AHRC to support museums on this journey of change and innovation as they develop new ways of connecting and working with their communities.

Please note that the application window for this fund has now closed.

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