Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture, analysis of applications

NESTA and Arts Council England recently commissioned a bunch of projects via the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture, aiming to connect arts and cultural organisations with technology companies in a way that can benefit the wider sector. Hoorah to that. They had £500k to dish out to a handful of organisations. A grand total of […]

Waste of time and effort?

A couple of interesting tweets from Roger Tomlinson regarding the ACE/NESTA Digital R&D fund. He noted that 459 applications were received, asking for in excess of £28.5m. The fund has just £500,000 to distribute to roughly 10 projects. Roger asks whether this establishes a need. I’d say no. The level of response to the fund only […]