Our vision is to enable a dynamic, diverse and well-skilled sector to widen public engagement with digital experiences that represent the rich diversity of UK culture and lived experiences.
Our mission is to achieve this by:
- Commissioning and attracting investment into innovative digital content, produced by UK cultural organisations and creative practitioners
- Upskilling the sector in inclusive digital strategy, production, content distribution, and audience engagement
- Brokering relationships between cultural content producers and broadcasters/online platforms that provide them with audience reach and profile Increasing sector dynamism by supporting new business models, investment in digital IP, improved rights management and the evaluation of digital impact
- Acting as a learning organisation, iteratively improving our approach based on feedback from those we support, particularly underrepresented groups
- Working accessibly, inclusively and collaboratively, partnering with other support organisations and sharing best practice
- Strengthening the role of freelancers in the digital cultural ecosystem
- Showcasing the best of British culture abroad by digitally touring works at international festivals and awards
- Promoting environmental responsibility in our working practices, our sector guidance and the themes of the content we commission
- Advocating for digital cultural initiatives with policymakers and funders at regional and national level, championing strategic initiatives and dismantling barriers to success
Our work is driven by three core values:
We are passionate about providing audiences high quality cultural experiences. We want the organisations and individuals we support to be able to use digital tools and content to showcase their creativity.
We champion the importance of diverse perspectives, experiences and skills across the creative landscape. We want to dismantle the barriers to inclusion that many people face and aim to ensure we work accessibly.
We believe we are at our best when we work together to share insights, knowledge and innovation. We look to widen our impact through partnerships and new ways of working. We are motivated by learning and giving others the opportunity to share what they have learned.
Promoting accessibility, diversity and inclusion
We have an important role to play to redress the barriers and discrimination that artists and creatives from diverse backgrounds face. We want to disrupt the closed networks that prevent diverse audiences, visitors and cultural sector workers engaging in arts and culture.
It is important to The Space to work accessibly, inclusively and collaboratively, partnering with other support organisations and sharing best practice.
By advocating for digital cultural initiatives with policymakers and funders at regional and national level, we aim to champion strategic initiatives and dismantle barriers to success.
Finding a consistent approach to supporting sustainability is incredibly important to The Space. We aim to provide fresh impetus for the arts and culture sector to upskill and address recognised structural challenges in areas where digital activities can play a key role.
We do this by promoting environmental responsibility in our working practices, our sector guidance, and the themes of the content we commission.