What do you mean by Research and Development (R&D) and how do I know if I need to include this in my application?

R&D is an opportunity for artists to test out, experiment and explore new ideas and methods of working, to help develop their projects further. If you do not know any of the details of your project (for example what format it might be best presented in, where it will be showcased, what materials it will utilise, how long it will take to create, how much it will cost) you may need to undertake a period of R&D.


 If you need more time to explore your idea and the requirements of the project, then we recommend you include an element of research and development within your budget and project timeline.