New Creatives Midlands


Arts & Heritage
Youth & Education

New Creatives is an exciting talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging creatives to make new artistic works in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC channels and platforms.

APPLICATIONS for this opportunity are currently CLOSED and re-open 1st April 2019

If you are based in the Midlands (check what area you are in here ), the New Creatives programme will be led by Rural Media. We are looking for emerging talent between the ages of 16-30 with strong creative ideas and drive to develop their original concept into a professional short film, audio or interactive media work. We will provide training to give you the skills you need to bring your idea to life and get it seen by audiences.

Ideas can come from many artistic disciplines including but not limited to - dancers, actors, performers, musicians, writers, film makers, comedians, visual artists, animators, poets, storytellers and games designers. Even if you might not consider yourself an artist, as long as you are passionate about your creative idea and have something to say, we want to hear from you. Each commissioned artist will work directly with a professional production company who will manage the budget (up to £5k for film and £3k for audio) and mentor you through the process.  

From the serious to the comedic, the absurd to the challenging, the provocative to the abstract, we’re looking for ideas that push the boundaries on what constitutes art, make people think, and encourage new ways of understanding ourselves and the world in which we live.

We want to unearth diverse new talent and commission ideas that we may not have seen represented before on screen, on air and online. 

New Creatives content may be selected for an exciting new programming strand: BBC Introducing Arts, which will showcase and introduce new artistic talent from the UK across BBC platforms - on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC television and radio. We’ll look to identify the best platform for each idea.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for creatives to experiment and connect with BBC audiences and beyond. We can accept any ideas that are not journalism or current affairs documentary.

Click HERE to read the full Creative Brief and find out what we are looking for in your pitch 

Ready to APPLY? Then click HERE 

Have loads of questions? Then we have answers 

Quick and Easy - click HERE for Eligibility & FAQs 

Give Me More - call Julie for a chat on 01432 344039 

Up Close and Personal - Register for one of our creative lab events to meet the New Creatives Midlands team ...Northampton

We'll be at other events across the Midlands too .... so watch this space or sign up for our newsletter HERE

If you don't live or study in the Midlands then other network centres are

North - Tyneside Cinema

South East - Screen South 

South West - Calling the Shots

London - ICA


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