Supporting the cultural sector to be digitally innovative

How can we help you?

Connecting artists with diverse audiences on air and online

Commissioning, mentoring and advising on digital projects and strategy

Helping to make creative content more accessible online

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Risk assessing digital arts projects – a cultural shift is coming The Online Safety Act will be a catalyst for broad cultural change in regard to ethics and online safety. The arts will not be immune from this change.
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Scene from Rambert's dance film Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby. People on stage are dressed in 1940's clothing. Rambert’s Peaky Blinders

Watch Rambert’s Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby on the BBC

A collage of 4 images. Clockwise from top left, hands at a piano keyboard, a telescope points upwards towards an open window in a roof, 2 people dance in a club, aerial photo of 2 people on an empty rooftop car park LEEDS 2023 – Space commissions

2023 has seen Leeds celebrate a year of culture

A short-haired woman with a plastic ball in her mouth, standing in front of a curtain. Look Mum, Let’s Talk About Disability

A series of short films aimed at family audiences, raising awareness of the social model of disability, in a playful and fun way.

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About us

Welcome to The Space. We help the arts, culture and heritage sector to engage audiences using digital and broadcast content and platforms.

As an independent not-for-profit organisation, our role is to fund the creation of new digital cultural content and provide free training, mentoring and online resources for organisations, artists and creative practitioners.

We are funded by a range of national and regional agencies, to enable you to build your digital skills, confidence and experience via practical advice and hands-on experience. We can also help you to find ways to make your digital content accessible to new and more diverse audiences.

We also offer a low-cost consultancy service for organisations who want to develop their digital cultural content strategy.

Funding information

We provide a range of opportunities for the UK arts and culture sector. We’ll be announcing information regarding the 2023 commissioning round during the Spring.