Building New Audiences for WHSs

September 13, 2022 Published by Alex McCoskrie


Are you interested in attracting new and more diverse audiences to your archaeology or heritage project/organisation? Have you ever had an idea for an inclusive engagement project but not had the time, ability or confidence to plan it properly? Then this new programme might be for you…

Wessex Archaeology, York Archaeology and MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) have joined forces to offer an 8-part online mentoring scheme starting in October 2022. Their three-month digital programme is for anyone involved in archaeology or heritage who wants to work with new audiences but isn’t sure where to start. 

Their mentors will take you, step-by-step, through the project-development process, helping you to transform your engagement project from an initial idea to a fully-fledged, grant-ready proposal.

To find out more about this exciting new initiative and the application process, please visit

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday the 2nd of October.

This scheme is part of the Archaeological Audience Network (AAN), a strategic collaboration between some of the largest and most innovative archaeological organisations in the UK. Funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Digital Skills for Heritage Initiative, the AAN is building a community of practice to aggregate, learn from and improve how audience data can be used to achieve more meaningful impacts. To learn more about the AAN and hear about forthcoming events and other pilot projects, sign up for their mailing list at: or join the conversation via #ArchaeoAN on Twitter and Facebook.