Now & Next 2020 Artists Announced

Following the success of the 2019 commissions, twenty new short form audio-visual and audio pieces have been commissioned by BBC Arts, Screen Scotland and LUX Scotland as part of Now & Next.

We are delighted to announce the artists selected to participate in Now & Next 2020:

  • Wild Tracks Radio with Richy Carey
  • Victoria Evans
  • Sam Firth
  • Kathryn Gordon
  • Rose Hendry and Isla Badenoch
  • Malcolm Mackenzie
  • Mariem Omari and Heather Andrews
  • William Aikman
  • Aideen Doran
  • Zoe Irvine
  • Marissa Keating
  • Mark Lyken and Allana James
  • Helen McCrorie
  • Benjamin Owen
  • Ciaran Pasi
  • K Patrick and Adrien Howard
  • Rae-Yen Song

Responding to two open calls for applications, the selected artists will develop 17 new works for BBC platforms with the support of a professional development programme to help realise their ideas to broadcast standard. The remaining three commissions will be produced by young people working in partnership with Platform and artist Juliana Capes, with mentorship from artists Sarah Forrest and Ashanti Harris.

Find out more about the selected artists:

More about Now & Next

Now & Next is a talent development scheme that nurtures and showcases emerging creative voices, offering artists working in a wide range of disciplines from across Scotland the opportunity to create audio-only or audio-visual commissions for BBC platforms on air and online.

Now & Next works in partnership with BBC Arts, Screen Scotland and LUX Scotland.