ACE and BBC create digital arts media service, The Space


Posted by: Creative Times

on November 14, 2011 13:10

Arts Council England and the BBC will work in partnership to create The Space – an experimental digital arts media service and commissioning programme.

Launching in May and running until the end of October 2012, this pop up service – which will be available across PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV – will challenge artists and arts and cultural organisations to collaborate with each other and with partners to capture and create a wealth of cultural experiences, drawing on the richness of the summer of arts of the Olympic year.

The service will show a whole host of content including newly commissioned programmes and will also include celebrity curation and critique, live broadcasts and some of the best archive content from the Arts Council and BBC archives.

Here’s a YouTube video all about it:

£2.5 million fund

Arts Council England is investing £2.5 million in a commissioning pot for artists, arts and cultural organisations to create work to be shown in The Space. This is open for expressions of interest until 9 December, following which a number will be invited to complete a full application and will receive additional support from the project in developing their proposals. Final decisions will be announced in February 2012.

BBC technology and mentoring

The BBC will contribute a £2 million support package including providing the technology solution to make The Space available across four platforms: PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV. In addition they will be mentoring successful applicants – particularly smaller organisations – through the creative process with training and guidance where appropriate.

More on The Space Commissioning Fund here

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