BBC New Creatives Interactive Applications

Please note: we're not currently taking Interactive #NewCreatives commissions

For the interactive commissions Rural Media are partnering with Fish in a Bottle 

What is Interactive art? Interactive art invites the audience to take part. In interactive art viewers are no longer passive onlookers, they are encouraged to participate in the realisation or completion of the work. There are many different forms of interactive art ranging from interactive dance, music, theatre, film and gaming. Technology is giving us more powerful tools and asks us to interact with each other and the world in new and exciting ways. From projection mapping on buildings and 360 domes, augmented games on your phone, to binaural audio trails, we are experiencing an explosion of interactive experiences, in galleries, theatres and about on our streets. We are looking for work that explores interactive technologies in new and exciting ways.

Why Interactive? Creatives are merging art and tech to predict, explore, and shape the future. We are excited about innovative uses of technologies that engage users in Interactive experiences that are ethical, promote wellbeing, connect us to one another and reflect in some way on the experience of living in modern Britain. We encourage experimental and innovative approaches to exploring new technologies. We encourage projects that have an online presence but projects may also be location/venue based. Interactive and Immersive projects can range from 3 minutes up to 15mins and we encourage exploring the format during this time range. Successful commissions will receive support from the BBC Connect team and be teamed up with a delivery partner to support the production of the work. Depending on the scope of each project budgets will range from 10k up to 20k. Core characteristics we’ll be looking for in our commissions:

- Relevance: the ideas and themes that really matter to you and your community – however you might define it.

- Talkability: shareable content that gets people talking Creative Brief for emerging artists aged 16-30 - Interactive New Creatives 2019-20

- Timeliness: things that impact people’s lives here and now

- Originality: Content that innovates

Download + print our audio commission brief HERE

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 may 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 throughout the process.  

From the serious to the comedic, absurd to the challenging, provocative to the abstract, we’re looking for ideas that push the boundaries on what constitutes art, makes people think and encourages new ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us.

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 has the potential to 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 - 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.