Digital R&D Fund for the Arts 2012-15

In partnership with Nesta and AHRC, we funded 52 arts and culture organisations to collaborate with tech companies and researchers to explore new ways to reach audiences or generate income.

This page has links to research, toolkits and other resources produced by the Digital R&D fund to help arts and culture organisations Making Digital Work.

A person using Oculus Rift at Frequency Festival. Photo © Mike Downing / Threshold Studios.


An image of Krzysztof Wodiczko's, War Veteran Vehicle (2009).

The Projects

Read about the projects funded through the Digital R&D programme

Digital R&D Fund: Evaluation

Following the end of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in 2015, we commissioned a number of evaluation reports into the three year programme.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Krzysztof Wodiczko, War Veteran Vehicle (2009). Photo © Brian Slater / Abandon Normal Devices. 2. Digital R&D fund data portal 3. Strange Cargo: Cheriton Light Festival, 2016 - Installation by Digital Funfair. Photo © Andy Jones. 4. Dance Digital. Photo © Digital R&D Fund for the Arts/ Nesta 5. Front cover for Digital Culture fund report 2013 6. No Credit Displaying