Criteria for arts and cultural organisations
In response to feedback, we have included the eligibility criteria for the Fund under the "Criteria" link. These are not new criteria, but a re-statement of the criteria for the Fund already set out on the main page of the website.
To apply to the Digital Research & Development Fund for Arts and Culture, you must be
1. An arts and cultural organisation in England who wants to work with digital technologies to:
"Arts and cultural organisation", "audience reach" and "business model" are defined here.
2. Your proposal must involve a partnership between yourself as an arts and cultural organisation and a technology provider (by which we mean any creative, media or technology company including other arts and cultural organisations with relevant technology know-how) that can provide technology services to arts and cultural organisations.
Please note, if you are an arts and cultural organisation with in-house technical expertise you can partner with either a technology company and/or collaborate with another arts and cultural organisation.
3. Your proposal must fall under one (or more) of the fund themes: User Generated Content; Distribution; Mobile, Location and Games; Data and Archives; Resources; Education & Learning
Weighted selection criteria:
Each eligible application can be assigned up to 100 possible points, which will be allocated across four sections.
1. Proposition (25/25)
2. Project research and learning /Wider impact (25/25)
3. Collaboration (20/20)
4. Project delivery (30/30)
o Capacity to engage in the R&D - judge by marketing/sales capacity; buy-in from CEO/senior management
o Is the project conditional on other sources of funding?
Once individual applications have been assessed the panel reserves the right to take a final view across all projects in order to select those that meet our preference for a spread of projects (mix of risky/less risky; large/small organisations; radical/incremental innovations; geographical spread).