APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

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

Calling the Shots is running the New Creatives project for the South West region, working with partner organisations Somerset Film (Bridgwater), Kaleider (Exeter), Create Studios (Swindon), Screen Cornwall (Redruth) and Watershed (Bristol).

WHO CAN APPLY?

We’re looking for South West-based creatives between the ages of 16-30 who want to develop their original idea into a professional short film or piece of audio.

New Creatives can come from any arts background, you don’t need experience in film or audio to apply. We positively encourage applications from artists of all backgrounds, identities, abilities and cultures.

WHAT TYPE OF IDEAS?

We want to see proposals for fresh, innovative short films, audio and interactive media that reflect in some way on the experience of living in modern Britain.

The ideas can be serious, comedic, absurd, challenging, provocative or abstract.

We’re looking for you to push the boundaries on what constitutes art, make people think, and encourage new ways of understanding the world and ourselves.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

If shortlisted you will receive 3 days training with one of our six New Creative Hubs across the South West region (whichever is closest to you). The sessions will cover ideas development, training in broadcast audio production, and audience development.

You will develop your idea further with the guidance of your New Creative Producer in one-on-one sessions.

COMMISSIONS

If your developed idea is selected each commissioned New Creative will receive a support package, these are variable depending on the scale and ambition of the work. You’ll be assigned with a professional Mentor who will help you to produce a broadcast quality work.

You will have 3-4 months in production, including post-production and quality checks.
 
 

 FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUDIO, FILM AND INTERACTIVE COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITIES. 

 
 

Contact Us

Email us at newcreatives@callingtheshots.co.uk

Call us on 0117 930 0141

We're committed to making New Creatives accessible to everyone of all abilities.
If you require any of this information or the application form in a different format please contact us on the phone number or email above.

 
 
 

BOOK INTO A NEW CREATIVES DROP IN SESSION

Discuss your application with the shortlisting team and we can guide you to creating a good application to present to the BBC Commissioning Panel

Click on the image below to book yourself on our 2nd of 3 drop in sessions over the next 3 months before our closing date

13TH NOVEMBER – 10am – 4pm