Arts commissioning

Over the next two years are priorities for arts content across the BBC are:

  • A focus on artist-led content which places the artists and their vision at its heart. We are therefore interested in collaborations between experienced producers and major arts institutions or well-known practitioners. We don’t want just biographical or encyclopaedic approaches, but privileged insight and unique, intimate, or entirely new approaches. We want to foster a sense of intimacy and authorship.
  • How we diversify our audience by creating content that propels the arts conversation beyond programmes on BBC Two and Four. We are interested in the possible onward routes our audience can take, and in content that can travel in new or revised forms to BBC Three or Radio 1 attracting new, younger audiences. We are interested in how both radio and digital can help us with this.

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