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Digital technology is transforming the way we make, distribute, receive and exchange art. The Arts Council is committed to supporting digital change and innovation across the arts and culture sector.
Digital R&D Fund for the Arts
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In 2015-18, we will allocate around £26 million of our strategic funds to Creative media activities that complement the digital work that arts and culture organisations are already doing. By ‘Creative media’ we mean artistic and cultural works and content created for digital platforms, or distributed digitally to reach the public. Download and read our Creative media policy.
The digital revolution offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring more art to more people in more ways than we have ever imagined. At the Arts Council, our mission is to bring great art and culture to everyone, so digital is an incredibly important new way that we can deliver public value for the investment the public makes. Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England
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Find out how we support creative media
The Space develops and commissions great art digitally. It helps organisations and artists capture their best live arts events so that they can be enjoyed digitally, and it creates new interactive digital art projects to be experienced online
During 2015–18 we're supporting 360 talented young artists from across England to make new 3-minute films for Channel 4's acclaimed short film strand Random Acts. The films will be showcased on TV and online
Following the success of six new productions broadcast Live from Television Centre, on BBC Four in November 2015, the BBC and ACE have agreed to create and bring more exciting and innovative contemporary theatre and dance performances to screen. 20 new live performances will be commissioned and broadcast between 2016 and 2018
We're funding the Roundhouse to support spoken word artists, rappers, MCs, poets and performers aged 16 to 25 to make new work for broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra during 2016
We're working with Sky to support arts organisations and production companies based outside of London to work together to develop exciting ideas for original arts TV, the best of which will be broadcast on Sky Arts during 2016
Latest news, blog posts and case studies
In light of the new Analysis of Theatre in England report, Simon Mellor blogs about how the theatre landscape is evolving in the digital age
Laura Dyer, from our Executive board, talks about how the Creative People and Places program is working to restore a sense of pride in our communities.
They might be separated by about 100 miles, but Cambridge and Reading both have at least one thing in common – a belief that the arts play an important role in our sense of identity and place.
Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth will use investment from the Arts Council to digitise its archaeological archive.
Diana Walton reflects on Arts Award’s 10th birthday and its lasting impact on young people
Soon, we will no longer be able to hear first-hand from Holocaust Survivors. Supported by our funding, the National Holocaust Centre, has found a way to keep their stories alive forever