Now & Next Application Advice Sessions

Thu 23 Apr–Tue 19 May 2020 / 9am–6pm

Online / Telephone, Scotland
Free, booking via Eventbrite
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Part of Now & Next

Now & Next aims to support Scotland-based artists from a wide range of disciplines to make high quality short audio or audio-visual content for BBC platforms, offering the opportunity to widen your networks, gain mentorship and support to develop your ideas and realise them to broadcast standard.

BSL information video by EJ Raymond, Founder of Turtléar.

For each round of submissions, LUX Scotland offers Application Advice Sessions to discuss any aspect of the application process and project ideas. These 30 minute one-to-one meetings are aimed at addressing any questions or queries you may have about Now & Next, to discuss the suitability of the opportunity to your practice and ideas, and to discuss how best we can support you to make an application if you have any access requirements.

  • Thursday 23 April: 9am–1pm with Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland, and 2–6pm with Annie Crabtree, Project Coordinator
  • Thursday 30 April: 9am–1pm with Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland, and 2–6pm with Annie Crabtree, Project Coordinator
  • Thursday 7 May: 9am–1pm with Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland, and 2–6pm with Annie Crabtree, Project Coordinator
  • Tuesday 12 May: 2–5pm with Mathew Parkin, Now & Next Artists’ Development Coordinator
  • Thursday 14 May: 11am – 1pm with Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX
  • Tuesday 19 May: 2–5pm with Mathew Parkin, Now & Next Artists’ Development Coordinator

BSL translation is available for these sessions, please let us know if you require this. Google Hangouts has the option of captions and a chat section. We will be in touch with you prior to the meeting to arrange an online link or to exchange telephone numbers, whichever is most suitable for your situation, and to arrange any support needed.

Find out more about the opportunity and how to apply here.

Kari Robertson, Smooth Talker, Striated Silence, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

Now & Next

LUX Scotland is seeking artists and creatives from across Scotland to make new short audio or moving image content for BBC platforms.

Now & Next is a talent development scheme that nurtures and showcases emerging creative voices, offering artists the opportunity to create audio only or audio-visual commissions for BBC platforms.

Now & Next aims to support Scotland-based artists from a wide range of disciplines (visual arts, moving image, dance, spoken word, theatre) to make high quality short audio or audio-visual content, offering the opportunity to widen your networks, gain mentorship and support to develop your ideas and realise them to broadcast standard.

Over the course of one year, Now & Next, in partnership with BBC Arts, Screen Scotland and LUX Scotland, will commission 20 new pieces of content, comprising 15 audio-visual and 5 audio only content. These commissions will be created by artists working across a wide range of disciplines and will be accompanied by an extensive professional development programme tailored to the successful artists.

The aim is for this content to be published by the BBC on all public service platforms including radio, television or digital such as BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds, BBC TV channels, BBC Arts’  social channels and BBC websites. LUX Scotland will deliver the project on behalf of BBC Arts and Screen Scotland.

LUX Scotland will issue two commissioning calls over 12 months. These calls are open to all creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds and disciplines, currently working, studying or living in Scotland.

The deadline for the first call is Friday 29 May 2020, midnight. A second call will be made later in the year. Good luck!

Read more here.