Digital R&D Fund for the Arts

The Digital R&D Fund, is a partnership between Nesta, Arts Council England and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It aims to encourage collaboration between the arts, digital technology providers and the research community in order to undertake experiments from which the wider arts sector can learn.


Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. Arts Council England support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The AHRC is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, along with the other UK Research Councils. The AHRC is governed by its Council, which is responsible for its overall strategic direction, and we are incorporated by Royal Charter.