What we commission
The Space funds and provides development support to projects that get great arts experiences to more people using digital technologies and platforms.
We support ‘Capture’ projects that digitally record live arts events and open them up to new audiences and ‘Extend’ projects that use technology to give people deeper experiences of art, exploring new forms of digital storytelling, interactivity and participation.
We open applications for our funding and development rounds twice a year, and also commission organisations directly. Find out more.
Reaching new audiences
We think art should be for everyone. So we want to tackle the things that stop more people seeing it - like geography, or ideas about it not being ‘for them’.
We believe technology can do that, and we're passionate about helping artists make the most of it by supporting projects that let people enjoy culture in new ways - whether they’re card-carrying arts fans or cultural first-timers.
We’re especially interested in reaching wide and varied audiences. If that’s your sort of project, check out commissioning, resources and our training events.
We need you to help us reach more people with great art.
If you’re a UK artist or arts organisation, we’re here to help you put digital technologies, thinking and platforms at the heart of what you do. We commission arts projects which use technology to enhance experiences, and we offer support with developing them - from advice and guidance to help getting your work out there.
But we know you don’t always need a commission. So we’ve teamed up with BBC Academy to offer digital skills training, events and resources, too.
Contact us to let us know what you think they should cover.
About the team
Our team come from the arts, digital media, gaming, digital development and broadcasting. We're united by a passion for making great art and getting it to the most people possible using digital technologies and platforms.
We’re based in Birmingham but are often on the road at The Space’s regular events, or meeting organisations, production companies and artists.
Meet the team
See some of the work we’ve commissioned so far