Why are we doing this?
With the £500,000 Fund, we wanted to support collaborative partnerships between arts and cultural organisations and technology providers; and to provide a body of rich research evidence, data and case studies that inspires and supports the capacity of the wider arts and cultural sector to innovate.
What are we doing?
The Digital Research and Development Fund for Arts and Culture, Scotland is a partnership between Creative Scotland, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta.
We invited arts and cultural organisations in Scotland to submit projects which test digital propositions around audience reach and engagement and new business models.
Find out more about the 10 successful projects from the first and second calls here:
- The National Piping Centre
- An Iodhlann
- The Cultural Quarter Project
- Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Glasgow Film Theatre
- The National Galleries of Scotland
- The Audience Business
- Publishing Scotland
- National Theatre of Scotland
- Scottish Documentary Institute
This Fund is part of Creative Scotland's portfolio of digital initiatives to support the arts and cultural sector in Scotland.
What types of projects did we look for?
- Innovative digital projects which expanded audience reach and engagement and/or developed new business models
- Proposals from all sizes of arts and cultural organisations in Scotland - there were 2 award levels of projects: 1) under £25,000 and 2) £25,000-£100,000
- Collaborations between arts and cultural organisations, technology providers and where possible, other cultural/arts organisations.