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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.

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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

"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Past News

October 18, 2021 - October 18, 2021

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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October 18, 2021 - October 18, 2021

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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April 26, 2020 - April 26, 2020


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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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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