Digital Skills for Heritage: Developing digital leadership

As part of our own knowledge building work we took part in an exciting and informative webinar on digital leadership. Focused on the heritage sector and provided by our friends at the National Lottery Heritage Fund the event gave an insight into the role of digital leadership in this sector.

As we work with clients whose heritage projects are becoming more digitalised and now in light of COVID we see an acceleration in this trend we want to keep ahead of this curve.

What is this webinar about?
Is your organisation’s leadership confident when it comes to digital?

The opportunities of applying digital technologies and strategies to your work can be huge. But it’s a fast-changing, multi-layered environment that can be a challenge for many organisations to exploit – now more than ever.

As in most other sectors, heritage’s leaders now need to fundamentally redesign their organisations for them to survive. Being a successful leader in the 2020s requires someone to be as capable and confident with digital as they are able to write and add up.

This webinar is delivered by the team running Leading the Sector course for our Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. They will look at what digital leadership means in a heritage context and why it matters.

Is this webinar you will:

  • Discover a way of framing your approach to digital skills and knowledge
  • Have an open conversation about the application of that approach in your heritage organisation
  • Discover resources to support you going forward.

Who is this webinar for? 
For organisations interested in developing digital leadership skills and looking for tips on how to get started.

A 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A, when attendees submit questions though Padlet app to be answered by the speakers. Please note details for the Padlet will be sent with the booking confirmation.


The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest dedicated grant of the UK’s heritage. Since 1994, we’ve awarded over £8billion to more than 44,000 projects across the UK.

Digital Skills for Heritage is a National Lottery Heritage Fund initiative designed to drive up digital capabilities across the UK’s heritage sector. It offers guidance, resources and opportunities to develop digital skills.

Culture24 is a small and dynamic team of writers, thinkers, producers and publishers who love arts and culture, understand digital and believe that cultural organisations have a vital place in a better world.

The Audience Agency is a mission-led charity: our purpose is to enable cultural organisations to use our national data to increase their relevance, reach and resilience. We believe arts, culture and heritage have the power to improve the quality of people’s lives, to create meaning and community, to promote empathy and learning. The more citizens are involved in shaping culture and taking part, the greater the power. Our mission is to give the public a voice in shaping a vibrant, relevant culture.

Golant Innovation (formerly known as Golant Media Ventures) is an innovation agency working across the creative, digital, third and public sectors. We work particularly with organisations in the arts, culture and heritage sectors. Founded in 2005, we became part of The Audience Agency Group in 2018.

‘One by One’ is a multi-partner international initiative, bringing together cultural organisations, policy makers, academics, professional bodies, support agencies, and communities of practice to build digitally confident museums. ‘One by One’ helps museums of any size better define, improve, measure and embed the digital literacy of their staff and volunteers in all roles and at all levels.