Artist Commission opportunity

BBC Research and Development, York Mediale and the Digital Creativity Labs are delighted to announce a collaborative opportunity for an artist to create personalised, interactive, adaptive video experience.

We are offering £20,000 (with the possibility of additional funding) for an artist or creative team based in the UK to create an imaginative, visionary, adaptive and interactive video work.

About the Commission

BBC R&D and the DC Labs are developing technologies and tools for the production and delivery of Object-Based Media (OBM) experiences. Our researchers, designers and engineers have created a production toolkit for the creation of these experiences and a rendering engine for their online delivery. Our technology is now at a level of maturity to be used and tested by creative practitioners, assisting us on the journey towards truly adaptable, interactive and personalised viewing experiences. Now, by working in collaboration with creative practitioners, we aim to inform the further development of our technologies and tools, and to explore the possibilities enabled by this innovative new medium of video-centric storytelling. We will showcase the technologies, the learnings, and the production at York Mediale, a brand-new UK festival, providing a showcase for leading international digital artists and the best emerging media art talent.

This is where you come in - we want to work alongside an ambitious and creative storyteller in the development of an interactive and adaptive OBM experience. In return we will provide, and support, the tools and technologies throughout the production process.

We believe that this collaboration is a unique opportunity to truly innovate in the field of interactive storytelling and inform the future directions of online broadcasting.

To see the full commisson and eligibility criteria download our PDF with full information and application procedure.

The deadline for submissions is 12 Midnight on Tuesday 8th May 2018

Proposals to be emailed to with the subject heading “BBC & DC Labs OBM commission”