2022 Commissioning Round now open
Digital R&D Commissions
Arts and cultural organisations based in England, including museums, libraries, community organisations and local councils with a cultural project, can apply for a digital R&D commission of up to £14,000 (excluding VAT).
Commissions are for you to develop and deliver a creative digital project for online audiences. This might be a video or audio project, or an interactive or immersive experience.
Like audience and visitors worldwide, we are celebrating the return of in-person cultural experiences. But at The Space, we don’t want the benefits of digital practices to be forgotten: improving the accessibility of artistic work and cultural collections, broadening the diversity of our audiences, and making our sector more environmentally responsible and sustainable.
Through these commissions, we hope to support, celebrate and consolidate some of the sector-wide learning of the past two years, and look ahead to a more hybrid future.
If your application is successful, we can provide support in areas where you may need help, e.g., digital production, content distribution, audience development and online rights.
The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 21st July 2022
We will let you know if your application is successful by 25th September 2022. Your project should be something your organisation can publish before the end of February 2023. We will be commissioning up to 10 creative digital projects in this round.
How to apply
Access the online application form
You can also download a copy of the application form questions (DOCX 37KB) to review before you complete your application online.
Please read the following before applying:
Budget Template (XLS 17KB)
Support for applicants
We can arrange help to complete the application form, to apply in different ways, or for information to be provided in different formats.
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