Creative media

Digital technology is transforming the way we make, distribute, receive and exchange art. We are committed to supporting digital change and innovation across the arts and culture sector.

In 2015-18, we will allocate around £26 million of our strategic funds to Creative media activities that complement the digital work that arts and culture organisations are already doing. By ‘Creative media’ we mean artistic and cultural works and content created for digital platforms, or distributed digitally to reach the public.  Download and read our Creative media policy.

The digital revolution offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring more art to more people in more ways than we have ever imagined. Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England

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Find out how we support creative media

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The Space

The Space creates new digital art projects and helps organisations and artists capture their work digitally

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Random Acts

We're supporting 360 talented young artists to make new 3-minute films to be shown on Channel 4 and online

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Words First

We're funding the Roundhouse to support spoken word artists, rappers, MCs, poets and performers aged 16-25 to make new work for BBC Radio 1Xtra

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Sky Arts Amplify

We're working with Sky to support arts organisations outside of London to develop exciting ideas for for Sky Arts

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Logo © Canvas. 2. Crane Dance Bristol, devised and choreographed by Laura Kriefman as part of the inaugural Space/WIRED Creative Fellowship, supported by the Watershed. Photo © Jon Rowley 3. Random Acts. Photo © Random Acts. 4. Islington Community Theatre preparing to film Brainstorm in the Scenic Dock, a piece that explores the teenage mind as part of Live from Television Centre. Photo © Alex Brenner. 5. Urban Development: Reload, industry takeover day. Photo © Alexis Maryon. 6. Logo © Sky Arts. 7. Musiko Musika's ECCO Concert at Southbank Centre. Photo © Harriet Armstrong / Musiko Musika. 8. The Bristol Whales, Bristol Green Capital 2015. Photo © Paul Box. 9. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 10. Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 11. The Thing I’ll Be Doing For The Rest Of My Life by YAMAGUCHI Takayuki. Photo © Blast Theory. 12. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford 13. Atmosphere by Edmund de Waal at Turner Contemporary. Photo © Benjamin Beker.