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This page is dedicated to keeping you up to date with the latest happenings from the New Creatives scheme. Here you will be able to see the latest articles, events we will be running and when the new calls are open, so make sure to keep an eye out for updates

Click below to see the latest independant articles on New Creatives

Singualrity at the 2021 Asia Digital Art Exhibition

The Asia Digital Art Exhibition brings together a total of 55 digital art works by over 60 artists (groups) and art teams from 7 countries. It centers around information technologies, AI, NFT and other cutting-edge topics, using popular media such as videos, games, VR, AR & interactive installations, etc. 'Singualrity', by New Creatives Alumni Jingjing Shen, was featured at the Exhibition. Read the full article here

What are you really thinking on a first date?

Philip 21 positions you as the viewer to challenge your preconceptions, and it grants you agency in your choices in a new online interactive short film. Philip 21 is a new feature from the halucid_ Theatre Company, written by Philip Ofe, directed by Adam Glen and produced by Molly Young, that pushes the boundaries of interactive video. Read the full article here

New artwork reveals there's more to soil than meets the eye

Henry Driver's new immersive video journey, Secrets of Soil, was inspired by his family's attempts to make their farming practices carbon negative. He presents a visually striking view of the world beneath our feet and explores his thoughts around how it would be possible to better care for and preserve it. Read the full article here

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The new Virtual Reality game recreating the experience of OCD

Ambitious new game Dichotomy aims to help players understand what it’s like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Designer Cody Wren, who has OCD, has utilised Virtual Reality to create a fun but revealing look at this much misunderstood condition.

Read the full article here

Get ready to experience the pace of change in the digital world

Singularity is an immersive Virtual Reality experience inspired by the way in which new inventions are appearing at an ever-increasing rate. Read the full article here

This is who I am: ‘I want to reclaim the often misplaced voice’

In BBC Four's Rhyme & Reason: BBC Introducing Arts, presented by poet Lemn Sissay, some of Britain’s best young artistic talent grapple with how their identities are shaped by race, parentage, sex and gender. Read the full article here

"They'll tell me to man up": Five powerful explorations of mental health

Isabel Palma's dramatic, poetic short film Manmade uses the visual language associated with horror films together alongside dance, words, music and sound to explore how it feels to be depressed and how we overcome our darkest selves.

Read the full article here

Painting a Cambridge picture through music

A Fenland Symphony is a musical composition intertwining interviews and music to tell a unique story of life in Cambridge.Produced and composed by Cambridge musician Chris Bradbury, the 11-minute work was recorded at Saltwell Studio near Huntingdon.

Read the full article here

Film graduate selected for BBC New Creatives commission

Anita Pico, a recent MA Filmmaking graduate from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has been selected for a New Creatives commission, which was launched earlier this year by BBC Arts and Arts Council England, in partnership with Screen South.

Read the full article here

Frazer gets his audio piece aired as part of new BBC project

Composed of three movements, Hidden Sounds of Coastal Arcades is based upon the architecture of Walton Pier, beginning in the bustling arcade, then moving into the cacophonous fairground and finishing above the water at the end of the pier itself.

Read the full article here

BBC Introducing Arts

Innovative new short films, audio and interactive works from young artists

The BBC have launched BBC Arts where you will be able to view all content from the New Creatives scheme over the next 2 years.
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BBC Arts and Arts Council England announce first New Creatives commissions

BBC and Arts Council England announce the first tranche of 76 innovative short films (up to five minutes) and audio works (up to 15 minutes) chosen as part of their talent development scheme, New Creatives.

Previous Broadcast Programmes

Female Filmmakers Too: BBC Introducing Arts

Cultural historian Janina Ramirez presents a collection of intriguing short films by emerging female storytellers on topics from friendship and identity to freedom and belonging.

Airing on BBC Four Sunday 6th March 22, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here

Dance: BBC Introducing Arts

Brenda Emmanus presents an innovative collection of dramatic short films from emerging artists. Compelling stories of identity and isolation, trauma and power combine with the visceral impact of dance to explore our place in today’s world in a thought-provoking and heartfelt way.

First aired on BBC Four Sunday 20th Feb 22, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here

Animated Shorts: BBC Introducing Arts

Explore exciting, strange and thought-provoking worlds with broadcaster, gamer and animation fan Elle Osili-Wood. Through abstract designs, 2D animation and stop motion techniques, Elle showcases the next generation of makers with this collection of new short films.

First aired on BBC Four Sunday 12th December 21, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here

Drama Shorts: BBC Introducing Arts

Actor, writer and producer Chizzy Akudolu presents a collection of dramatic short films from the best new filmmakers. Subjects include secrets, love and family, from awkward conversations about sausages to how to deal with zombies.

First aired on BBC Four 11th November 21, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here

Creating a Scene: BBC Introducing Arts

Actor, writer and producer Chizzy Akudolu presents a collection of dramatic short films from the best of new British film-makers. Reflecting modern Britain, subjects range from speed dating, the climate emergency and school friendships to spotting UFOs.

First aired on BBC Four Monday 8th January 21, you can catch the programme on BBC Iplayer here

BBC Introducing Arts with Gemma Cairney

Gemma Cairney is your guide on a sonic journey through experimental music, soundscapes, spoken word and documentary from exciting, fresh and emerging British artists.

First aired on BBC Radio 6 Monday 14th December, you can catch the programme on BBC Sounds here

Dance On Film: BBC Introducing Arts

Acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta introduces a new generation of film makers who use b-boying, ballet and contemporary dance to tell their stories. Subjects range from dancing in a bingo hall, acid attacks, body image and wellbeing and the mystical world of baby eels. Each is a remarkable fusion of dance and film.

First aired on BBC Four Wednesday 27th May 20, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here

Get Animated: BBC Introducing Arts

Plunge into exciting, strange and beautiful animated worlds with Radio 1 film critic Ali Plumb as he celebrates the new breed of animators whose short films include malicious toasters, cheeky Glaswegian pigeons, job-haunting ghosts and incredibly smelly fungi.

First aired on BBC Four Sunday 26th April 20, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here

Female Filmmakers: BBC Introducing Arts

Celebrating the next generation of female filmmakers, these short films from BBC Introducing Arts are all made by women. Presented by Janina Ramirez, these talented, emerging artists use comedy, drama and dance to tell stories from a contemporary female perspective.

First aired on BBC Four Sunday 5th March 20, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here

Screengrabbed: BBC Introducing Arts

Janina Ramirez presents a screengrab of inspiring, beautiful and urgent stories from emerging and established film-makers with their interpretations of life's big topics.

First aired on BBC Four Sunday 24th November 19, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer

Rhyme & Reason: BBC Introducing Arts

Poet Lemn Sissay presents a selection of short, vibrant films from a new generation of artists who are inspired by poetry and the spoken word.


First aired on BBC Four Sunday 9th September 19, you can catch the programme on BBC iPlayer here

Past News

June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

Discover the New Creatives Interactive Projects, Now Available

As part of New Creatives South East, we recently commissioned 4 Interactive projects. Click here to find out more about how you can discover these unique pieces.

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June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

New Creatives AUDIO Applications Now Open!

Apply now for an AUDIO New Creatives Commission. Click here to find out all the information

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June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

Spirit Corp longlisted for Lumen Prize

New Creative piece ‘Spirit Corp’ by Sian Fan has been longlisted for the Lumen Prize.

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June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

BBC Interactive Workshop – Find out more about the New Free BBC Interactive Tools and New Creatives Interactive

Sign up to our latest New Creatives Workshop in partnership with the BBC. Find out, direct from the BBC, about their new online Free Interactive Production Tools and how to apply for New Creatives Interactive - Deadline 8th October​

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June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

New Creatives Audio – Deadline Extended

We have re-opened the deadline for the New Creatives Audio Commissions. Click here to find out how you can apply. Deadline 3rd August Midday.

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April 26, 2020 - April 26, 2020

GET ANIMATED!

We are excited to announce the next launch of New Creatives from the South East Region with GET ANIMATED:  being broadcast this Sunday 26 April 2020 on BBC4 at 10:55pm, and available to watch after BBC iPlayer. It will include works from four of our New Creatives; Sian Fan, Chris Dunlevy, Jordan Buckner and Catriona Carswell, with dark, amusing and creative animated examinations of our world.

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June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

New Creatives Online

We are proud to annouce the first New Creatives Films and Audio pieces are now up online and being shown on BBC Four. Click here to find out how you can watch and listen to the next generation of Creatives.

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June 28, 2022 - June 28, 2022

New Creatives – Film, Audio & Interactive – Call 2 – Deadline 20th June

Screen South has opened our second call for the New Creatives opportunity. This round is for Film, Audio and Interactive and the deadline for applications is the 20th June 2019. Click here to find out more.

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February 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019

BBC & Screen South launch New Creatives

100 new and emerging artists across the South East will be commissioned to make fresh and innovative short films, audio and interactive works in a new talent development scheme being launched today by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

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June 28, 2022 - March 10, 2019

New Creatives – Film, Audio & Interactive Call 3 – Deadline 2nd Feb 2020

The deadline for Film Audio and Interactive applications is 11:59pm on 2nd Feb 2020. Find out more on how to apply here.

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