BBC Introducing: Now & Next is a talent development scheme that will nurture and showcase emerging creative voices, as well as offer established artists a chance to try something new through a series of collaborative artists’ film commissions.
Expanding on current BBC initiatives that support new talent, such as BBC Introducing, BBC Writersroom and The Social, BBC Introducing: Now & Next aims to support Scotland-based artists from a wide range of disciplines (visual arts, moving image, dance, spoken word, theatre) to realise their ideas in high-quality short artists’ films.
Over the course of one year, BBC Introducing: Now & Next, in partnership with Creative Scotland and LUX Scotland, will commission 20 new pieces of work.
These film commissions will be created by artists working in collaboration. If you’re a filmmaker you should include a key collaborator in your proposal, preferably one from a different artistic practice to you (dance, theatre, animation, spoken word, etc). If you are an artist with no filmmaking experience, you would need to collaborate with a filmmaker.
The films will be published by the BBC on television or digital platforms such as BBC iPlayer, BBC Scotland’s social channels and BBC websites (dependent upon the work and the specific brief). LUX Scotland will be delivering the project on behalf of BBC Scotland and Creative Scotland, and will offer a package of support to the successful artists.
LUX Scotland will issue three commissioning calls over 12 months. These calls are open to all creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, currently living in Scotland.
Call for Applications now open for BBC Introducing: Now & Next – Round Two
The theme for round two is Collaborative Short Films for BBC Scotland.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 24 March 2019.
Find out more about the call for applications on the LUX Scotland website.