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Digital Content Development Programme


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The Digital Content Development (DCD) Programme is a three year Arts Council England, West Midlands programme to encourage arts organisations to develop imaginative, bold and ground-breaking approaches to the creation of digital content that will develop and deepen engagement with new audiences.

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Digital Content Development Programme

  1. 1. ACE-WM Digital Content Development (DCD) Programme
  2. 2. Key facts <ul><li>ACE-WM managed fund initiative over three years, part of ACE National Digital Challenge programme. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key facts <ul><li>£230,000 a year - for three years. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key facts <ul><li>Horizontally linked to £10M 4IP production fund </li></ul>
  5. 5. What’s it about? <ul><li>New forms of (audience) engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Widening definitions of ‘artistic content’ and exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>New business models </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s it about? <ul><ul><ul><li>new means of generating artistic content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new forms of distributing content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new modes of (business) operation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>new partnership alliances –new business models </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Aims <ul><li>Support the development of proposals through </li></ul><ul><li>workshops, symposium and networking events </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in brokering partnerships across the arts/media, and creative technology business sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Provide significant funding to further research and development </li></ul><ul><li>Support the coordination of project evaluation and dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Project selection cross-referred with the 4IP programme </li></ul>
  8. 8. Applying <ul><li>No form </li></ul><ul><li>Surgeries -monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Draft application- any time </li></ul><ul><li>Panel meet every three months </li></ul><ul><li>Decision immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Can re-apply </li></ul><ul><li>Can submit more than one application </li></ul><ul><li>Will fund R & D </li></ul><ul><li>No match funding required </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>How will the proposed activity change the applicant organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the proposed project in detail, explaining: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What creative content will be made accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The processes, platforms and technologies by which it will be made accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The anticipated audience for that content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indicative programme for future distribution of creative content </li></ul><ul><li>How the arts organisation will evaluate the project </li></ul><ul><li>A balanced income and expenditure budget </li></ul>Applying to DCD
  10. 10. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>07983 153095 </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>0121 631 5718 </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines: </li></ul>