About the fund

The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a £7 million fund to support collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers

We want to see projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or develop new business models for the arts sector. With a dedicated researcher or research team as part of the three-way collaboration, learning from the project can be captured and disseminated to the wider arts sector.

We have introduced two strands within the fund, which adhere to the key values of the fund,. These are the Call for Big Data and Research+. Find out more about each strand using the links below.

find out more about the Main Fund find out more about the Call for Big Data find out more about Research+



How to apply to the Main Fund

Find out more about application criteria and download the guidance documents or view a copy of the application questions and link to online form.
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Case studies

Find out more about the eight Digital R&D for arts and culture projects from the £500,000 pilot fund which began in 2011. Case study videos document the evolution of the projects so that the wider arts sector can benefit from the learning and use it to inform their own activities or applications to the £7 million fund.