BBC Introducing: Now & Next

Nov 2018 to Nov 2019


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 IntroducingBBC 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, in partnership with Creative Scotland and LUX Scotland, BBC Introducing: Now & Next 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, poetry, literature and 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.

Each call/brief will be focused around a particular publication platform and/or a theme.

Brief 1 – Applications open 7 November, deadline 16 December 2018

Brief 2 – Applications open 7 February, deadline 24 March 2019

Brief 3 – Applications open 8 April, deadline 26 May 2019

We welcome proposals from artists of all backgrounds, including those from minority ethnic groups, those who consider themselves to be disabled and those who are currently underrepresented in media and the visual arts. We are also encouraging applications from artists living outwith the Central Belt. Travel costs to attend meetings, briefings and training & professional development workshops will be covered.


Coming up

BBC Introducing: Now & Next Application Advice Sessions

Wed 28 Nov 2018 - Sun 26 May 2019