Arts organisations in Wales are invited to apply for funding to undertake innovation projects, using digital technology as a tool to help improve audience reach and engagement, or develop new business models.
The Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales is a partnership between Arts Council of Wales and Nesta. The fund is looking to support arts organisations across Wales who want to work with digital technologies to:
- Expand their audience reach and engagement.
- Explore new business models.
The programme adopts a four-stage process:
- Identify Challenges and Opportunities
- Build Teams and Generate Ideas
- Research and Develop
- Embed and Scale.
Organisations invited to take part in the Build Teams and Generate Ideas phase will be awarded a fixed sum of £5,000 to develop ideas and form a partnership with a suitable technology company.
From this stage, organisations will be able to pitch for up to £75,000 of funding to undertake a full R&D project, including 12 days of business support and a comprehensive workshop programme to support the project.
Stage one - Identify Challenges and Opportunities - is open to all organisations and a series of workshops will run until the end of October. The deadline for applications to the second stage - Build Teams and Generate Ideas - is 11 December 2015. The third stage - Research and Develop - will close to applications on 25 April 2016.