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Discover full performances, orginal work and rare archive on The Space. See more

The Space: Push Me Collection

Push Me Collection follows the remarkable stories of disabled artists pushing themselves to reach astonishing goals. See more

The Space: John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

John Peel Centre for Creative Arts has unveiled 2,600 albums from this legendary DJ's record collection. See more

The Space: 10by10

10by10 offers a unique journey across the UK from a Black British perspective. See more

The Space: Universe of Sound

Universe of Sound: The Planets was an interactive digital installation at the Science Museum.  See more

The Space: Tongue Fu Flicks

Tongue Fu Flicks showcases spontaneous live perfomances fusing spoken word, improvised music and film. See more

The Space is a commissioning programme and website that supports and showcases the best digital arts from around the world. Following a successful pilot in 2012, supported by the Arts Council and the BBC, The Space relaunched in June 2014, and is online now. 

Its role is to foster and promote individual artists and arts organisations looking to integrate digital technology and innovation into their creative practice.

Through its Open Calls and wide range of partnerships, The Space aims to broaden the capacity for digital arts innovation, and champion those whose work explores the rich possibilities of this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

The first Open Call closed in July 2014 and the winning submissions represent a broad take on creative experimentation, from finding new ways to present live music online, to using open data to explore the artistic potential of space debris. The Space Open Calls are open to anyone over 18 with a great idea for a piece of digital art.

Other commissions have included:

The Space was launched by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC and can be found at thespace.org and on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. It was launched in June 2014 with an art hack at Tate Modern, in the celebrated Turbine Hall with data donated by Ai Weiwei.

Its Interim Director is Ruth Mackenzie, former Director of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

History of The Space: pilot and evaluation

The Space was first launched as a pilot and joint commission by the Arts Council and the BBC. The evaluation of the pilot showed that it had met its core aims to support digital creativity and experimentation, build digital capacity in the arts, and connect arts organisations with a wider audience. This led to a re-launch of The Space in June 2014 - which you can access now.

Browse the links below to find out the key findings from the evaluation summary, specific projects and latest videos.

The Space evaluation summary
Push Me Collection
John Peel's Record Collection 10by10
Universe of Sound: The Planets
Tongue Fu Flicks

Videos