Digital R&D Fund for the Arts

The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between the Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta.

It will support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or explore new business models for organisations with arts projects.

The Fund is open for application 2012-15 (on a rolling application basis), Organisations with arts projects based in England, Technology providers and Researchers or research teams are invited to form collaborative relationships and make joint funding applications.

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts has been designed to accommodate a range of innovation projects which will include key themes identified in collaboration with the arts sector:

  • User generated content and social media
  • Distribution and exhibition
  • Mobile, location and games
  • Data and archives
  • Resources
  • Education and learning

For further details see the NESTA website or our previous blog post highlighting the launch of the call.