The Digital Engagement and Innovation Programmewill support UK Science Centres to explore and innovate with their communities and audiences. Using digital solutions of the widest type, this programme aims to build and enrich Informal STEM Learning in new, creative ways.
In these new times, there is an exciting opportunity with digital engagement to reach new audiences who cannot or do not normally visit Science and Discovery Centres. ASDC recognises that barriers to engaging with science centres may be broad and varied. This programme provides funding to better understand the needs of communities and perceptions of STEM and using that insight to build digital engagement programmes.
We are looking for forward-thinking Science Centres to deliver exciting digital projects that open up new participatory ways of engaging and involving their under-served audiences. This grant programme offers eight Science and Discovery Centres grants of £15,000 along with ideation sessions, masterclasses and peer to peer knowledge exchange, to assist them as they pilot new digital methods and work to engage their communities with science. Some will have excellent mechanisms for this already with digital teams with a great deal of experience, others will just be starting out.
Vision of the Digital Engagement and Innovation Programme
To develop new and creative digital ways to engage and involve under-served and under-represented communities and audiences with STEM.
To apply for this programme clickhere to read more and download the Invitation to Participate and the Application Form.
Applications for this programme closed on 29th January 2021.