Creative Industries Seed Fund – closing 28 Feb

This £25k funding award is eligible for partnerships that use the arts within new and emerging technologies. With the continuing evolution of immersive technology, it has the potential to expand the possibilities of how the arts can be distributed and utilised in new and innovate ways.

Programme Objectives:

  1. Encourage Cross-Sectoral Collaboration;
  2. Drive innovation in technologies; and
  3. Creating new content, products, services and experiences.

The aim of this project is to assist arts organisations, entrepreneurs, and creative businesses to undertake projects that:

  1. Contribute to the growth of the creative industries; and
  2. Unlock future income generation.

All applications must be partnerships between an arts organization or artist and a creative business or academia.

Who can apply?

All applications must be a collaboration between two or more applicants. The lead applicant – that is, the applicant in whose name the application is submitted and who, in the event of an award, will be the group or individual responsible for managing the grant, and monitoring and reporting on the project – must be based in Northern Ireland.

Eligible lead applicants to this scheme are as follows:

  • Arts organisations
  • Individual Artists registered as sole traders
  • Creative Businesses

In order for your application to be eligible your project must meet the following criteria:

  • Involve a partnership between an artist or arts organisations with a creative business and/or academia
  • Use new and emerging technology to advance artistic practice to enhance the experience of arts audiences, create new digital artistic products, or allow for digital distribution of existing arts products or services

You will be required to provide confirmation that all project partners are legally constituted:

  • All sole traders must be registered with Revenue and Customs and provide a copy of their Unique Taxpayer Reference along with evidence of a business bank account.
  • Limited companies and Partnerships must also be fully constituted.
  • Start-up businesses can apply but must be fully constituted and registered prior to applying for an award.

To apply

Go to the link below to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s website and download the full documentation and apply online.

Creative Industries Seed Fund

Deadline for receipt of applications is: Monday 28th February 2022 at 12pm 

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