In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital offerings from the arts and culture sector have expanded dramatically. From streamed live performances to virtual museum tours, organisations have embraced digital projects in myriad creative ways with the aim of growing audience engagement. But this increased activity has further highlighted a divide between those who can and cannot access digital content easily.
The arts and cultural sector already plays an important role within communities who cannot access the internet and lack adequate devices and/or skills to connect digitally – but how can we further support inclusivity at a time when digital is the prime means of connecting? In this webinar we will explore research around barriers to digital engagement and will hear from organisations who have focused on inclusion by connecting with and supporting their audiences and local communities to break down these barriers.