Now & Next

Nov 2018 to Mar 2021

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, offering the opportunity to widen your networks, gain mentorship and support to develop your ideas and realise them to broadcast standard.

Building on the success of the project in 2019, over the course of 2020 Now & Next, in partnership with BBC Arts, Creative 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 Creative 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.

Read about the artists commissioned for Now & Next 2020 here.


Now & Next 2019

Commissions from the 2019 that are now available to view online:

Christian Noelle Charles and Mathew Arthur Williams, PR 4 US

Jessica Docherty and Tania Allan, The Land and the Sea

Adam Castle, Lupi Lupi Lu

Adam Lewis Jacob and Jason Kerley, Wheeze

Daniel Cook, Shiner

Florrie James, Palm Tree

Juliana Capes and Ruth Barrie, Be Different Today

Lucas Chih Peng Kao, The Fool’s Journey

M E Smit-Dicks and Lillian Ross-Millard, Glas & Gorm

Michael Lee Richardson and Garry Mac, We Were Always Here

Rhona Foster, alice__alice

Rhona Mühlebach, The Lousiest Spy Ever

Robbie Synge and Julie Cleves, Forest Floor

Ross Hogg, The Last Train

Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby, Stinkhorn