Apply for a Digital Commission from Creative Scotland

Apply for a Digital Commission from Creative Scotland

Artists, creative practitioners and creative industries organisations are invited to apply for a digital R&D commission of up to £10,000 (excluding VAT).

As the cultural sector begins to rebuild following the Covid-19 pandemic, Creative Scotland - funded through the Creative Digital Initiative - is inviting applicants to reflect on their experiences and learning from 2020-21 and use this as an opportunity to experiment with digital projects. This could be in relation to your use of digital technology, the content formats you use, the types of cultural or creative experiences you are offering audiences or your approach to content publication and distribution. 

This commissioning opportunity is designed to help to grow the skills, knowledge, confidence, and enthusiasm of creative businesses in key areas of their digital activity and allow them to publish works that engage audiences online.

Ten commissions will be awarded for individuals or organisations to develop and deliver a creative digital project for online audiences. This could be a video or audio project, or an interactive or immersive experience.

If your application is successful, in addition to funding the project at up to 90% of your budget, Creative Scotland and digital partner agency The Space will provide support in areas where you might have less experience, so you or your team can increase skills. e.g. digital production, content distribution, audience development and online rights.

Applications are open now and the deadline is 12pm (midday) on Tuesday 18th January 2022

Find out more and apply –

About The Space

The Space is a commissioning and development agency supporting the UK arts, cultural and heritage sectors to realise their strategic digital ambitions. Originally founded by the BBC and Arts Council England, the company supports arts and creative organisations across the UK to make great art and reach new audiences using digital media, content and platforms.

The organisation provides commissioning support for artists and cultural organisations to produce work for a variety of broadcast and online platforms. They also support the development of digital skills through an extensive training and mentoring programme.

Having recently supported the Culture in Quarantine commissioning opportunities for BBC Arts and the UK arts councils, The Space is currently working with arts and cultural organisations to deliver a number of projects to Sky Arts.

Since launching in 2014, The Space has commissioned and produced over 300 digital projects, which together resulted in more than 30 million audience sessions. The organisation has supported over 800 UK cultural organisations of all sizes to improve their digital activities through consultancy, training and mentoring.

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