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We’ve announced the latest round of arts organisations to secure funding from the £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

The fund, a partnership between Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Nesta, supports ideas that use digital technology to build new business models and reach bigger audiences. 

These latest projects to receive funding cover a diverse range of art and cultural forms - from film distribution to comics and museums.

Projects and funding

  • CaptionCue (£124,940) – created by STAGETEXT, this is an automated caption cueing system which will make it cheaper for venues to offer captioning and make their work accessible to deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people.
  • Past Paths (£112,565) - a web platform and novel search engine encouraging people to search and discover museum objects in Newcastle. It will creatively connect objects to rich web content and inspire new public explorations of online collections.
  • Sonic Pi: Live & Coding (£124,663) - this joint project between Cambridge Junction, The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Dr Pam Burnard of the University of Cambridge is turning a Raspberry Pi computer into a fully customisable musical instrument using code for compositions, timbre and interaction.
  • SoundLab: Configuring Creativity (£119,938) - Heart n Soul, Public Domain Corporation and Dr. Mick Grierson of Goldsmiths, University of London are investigating how digital technologies can help people with learning difficulties to create sound and music experiences in the capital.
  • Pop-up-Play - a collaboration between The Spark Arts for Children, LJW Digital Creatives and Dr Craig Vear of De Monfort University to test whether everyday technology can enhance the creative learning experience of children by placing participants at the centre of the action.

We'll be announcing further awardees over the coming weeks.