New Creatives – What is New Creatives?

New Creatives

What's it all about?

New Creatives is an exciting new talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging artists to create new artistic works in film, or audio or interactive media, designed for BBC platforms.

We are looking for emerging talent with strong creative ideas and a drive to create and deliver their commissions. For this scheme, these will be South East based Artists between the ages of 16-30 who want to develop their original creative idea into a professional short film, audio or interactive media work.


New Creatives can come from any artistic discipline including: Dance, Performance, Comedy, Poetry, Spoken-word, Music, Rap, Writing, Film, Animation, Art, Visual Art, Storytelling and Game Design.

The BBC has a particular interest in opening up its platforms to new diverse talent by commissioning people who might not consider themselves artists or creatives, or who may have not been seen represented on screen, air or online before but have something to say and who may, with some professional support, collaborate to create something very special for BBC audiences – bringing mould-breaking ideas and perspectives that can help us experience, appreciate and understand the world in new ways. 

The New Creatives will have the opportunity for their projects to be selected for a new broadcast strand BBC Introducing Arts which will showcase and introduce new artistic talent from across the UK, across BBC platforms – this might be on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sounds or beyond. We’ll look to identify the best platform for each idea.

This is an unprecedented opportunity for young creatives to experiment and connect with BBC audiences and beyond. All successful New Creatives will also be given training and support in distribution and their continuing online presence.

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.

To apply for this opportunity, please make sure you have read through the Creative Brief and the Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email the team at

Not in the South East Region?

This unique partnership between the BBC, Arts Council England and Screen South is replicated across England with 4 other creative media production organisations, who will also find, nurture and showcase emerging young creatives from their local area. Each New Creatives’ Network Centre will support the skills and training needs throughout the process to realise the ideas to broadcast standard. If you live outside the South East England region which covers:  Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, West Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk and Surrey, you may be able to apply through one of our partner New Creatives Network Centres around the country. Please see below for links to these organisations