Upskilling cultural institutions and professionals for the digital era: BoostDigiCulture’s Call for Participation

The cultural and creative sector is one of the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many cultural institutions had to make a rapid transition to digital visitor services.

This revealed certain vulnerabilities within the cultural sector, namely lacking or low digital skills of cultural professionals. Small and medium-sized cultural institutions in particular have a great need of upskilling, as they lack the resources, knowledge and skills to complete a comprehensive digital transformation. This is where the BoostDigiCulture project comes in.

The goal of the EU-funded project BoostDigiCulture is to create a sustainable and inclusive professional development framework to promote the digital upskilling of cultural professionals. A particular focus lies on small and medium-sized cultural institutions in the partner countries. The project is coordinated by the Digital Opportunities Foundation in Berlin/ Germany.

Currently we are looking for participants in the cultural sector to join the piloting phase of several of its anticipated results. Staff, board members or organisations active in the GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) as well as adult educators and stakeholders active in the cultural or digital field are welcome.

The participants will be invited to test, for example, an e-learning platform that will offer peer-to-peer mentoring through virtual workshops on a transnational level, a Microlearning upskilling programme that will enable participants to produce and curate digital content and a self-assessment tool that allows cultural professionals to test their digital competences and knowledge.

For further information, please refer to the BoostDigiCulture website: If you are interested in learning more about how to participate in the BoostDigiCulture project piloting and would like to join, please contact Sabrina Kö

The project consortium with 6 partners is led by the Digital Opportunities Foundation (Germany) and consists of the following partners: Exeo Lab (Italy), ICARUS HRVATSKA (Croatia), INNOVATION HIVE (Greece), RightChallenge (Portugal) and Synthesis Center for Research and Education Limited (Cyprus).

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that might be made of the information contained therein. 2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000035248

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