Now & Next Application Advice Sessions

Thu 20 Aug–Wed 2 Sep 2020 / 10am–4pm

Online / Telephone, Scotland
Free, booking via Eventbrite
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LUX Scotland is seeking artists and creatives from across Scotland to make new short audio or moving image content for BBC platforms.

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.

For each round of submissions, LUX Scotland offers Application Advice Sessions to discuss any aspect of the application process and project ideas. These 20 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.

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.

Meetings are available on the following dates and bookable via Eventbrite:

  • Thursday 20 August, 10am–12.30pm – Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland (SOLT OUT)
  • Thursday 20 August, 2–4.30pm – Mathew Parkin, Now & Next Artists’ Development Coordinator (SOLD OUT)
  • Monday 24 August, 2–4.30pm – Annie Crabtree, Project Coordinator (meetings available)
  • Tuesday 25 August, 2–4.30pm – Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday 26 August, 10am–12.30pm – Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday 27 August, 10am–12.30pm – Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland (SOLD OUT)
  • Thursday 27 August, 2–4.30pm – Mathew Parkin, Now & Next Artists’ Development Coordinator (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday 1 September, 2–4.30pm – Annie Crabtree, Project Coordinator (SOLD OUT)
  • Wednesday 2 September, 2–4.30pm – David Upton, Programme Manager, Artistic Programmes (SOLD OUT)

If no sessions are available or not at a time suitable to you, please get in touch with Annie Crabtree, Project Coordinator on nowandnext@lux.org.uk | 0739 404 2450.

BSL information video about Now & Next by EJ Raymond, Founder of Turtléar.

Now & Next Application Support

If you would like to apply, but have particular access needs or submitting a written application is difficult for you, please get in touch with Annie Crabtree at LUX Scotland by email on nowandnext@lux.org.uk or by phoning or texting 07394 042450. We will be happy to work with you to make an application in a format that suits your needs and requirements. This must be arranged in advanced of the deadline.

Now & Next FAQs – a detailed document running through frequently asked questions and essential information for applying to Now & Next. We highly recommend anyone considering applying to Now & Next read this document prior to beginning their application.

Application Advice Sessions for Artists Outside the Central Belt – we have reserved some Application Advice Session dates for artists living outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh, as part of our commitment to supporting artists working throughout the country.

Application Advice Sessions with British Sign Language Interpretation – we have Application Advice Sessions reserved for BSL users, these one-to-one meetings with British Sign Language interpretation are available for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing artists who use BSL. The meetings will take place online using Zoom with the support of BSL interpreter Jill Gallacher and will be live transcribed, and a transcript can be downloaded afterwards.

We have several ‘how to’ video guides to assist artists in making applications:

Application Support: A Guide to the Application Form – a captioned video guide with LUX Scotland Project Coordinator Annie Crabtree going through the Now & Next 2020 Round 2 application form. This video answers frequently asked questions, gives a break down of each section of the application form explaining what we want to see and why, including an explanation of what to include in the proposal and supporting material.

Application Support: A Guide to Budgets  – recording of a live webinar with LUX Scotland Project Coordinator Annie Crabtree and Director Kitty Anderson addressing frequently asked questions about the content and formatting of budgets for Now & Next projects, including links to industry guidelines.

Due to limited resources, we are unable to give feedback on individual applications.

Image credit: John Smith Leading Light, 1975. Courtesy the artist and LUX

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. See examples from Now & Next 2019 here.

The deadline for the first call is Monday 7 September5pm.

Find out more and how to apply here.