BBC and ACE join forces

Arts Council England and the BBC are collaborating over commissioning new work for broadcast as part of the broadcaster’s Culture in Quarantine initiative.

Together they will fund around 25 artists to create new work, with a deadline for  application of 5pm on Wednesday, April 8. Find more information here. The fund will be managed by The Space.

“During this period of lockdown access to a full range of creativity and culture is more important than ever” said Simon Mellor, ACE’s deputy CEO. “As well as surprising and entertaining us, culture and creativity can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing, and build community spirit.

“The Arts Council is delighted to be working with the BBC on the Culture in Quarantine initiative which will bring a range of distinctive new voices into the country’s living rooms over the next few months.”

The image here shows Emma Rice’s production of Angela Carter’s Wise Children, originally an Old Vic production adapted for the screen by The Space.



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