Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) now open
10 August 2011
Digital content development projects are eligible under the first round of funding.
The Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) has been re-launched by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the call for applications is now open.
The first round of the fund will focus on digital content projects and will include businesses involved in animation, web and mobile content, e-learning, film, television and music.
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Applications are encouraged from across Northern Ireland and from rural areas in particular. Funding in this round is for digital content development projects. Grants to businesses are available up to £10,000 for activity to be completed by 31 March 2012. Cross-sectoral collaboration is a key priority and it is expected that many projects will involve cooperation with other businesses across the creative industries, or with other business sectors (such as agriculture and manufacturing etc) and arts and cultural organisations. The second call opens in December 2011 and will be open to all creative industries sub-sectors.
There could be potential opportunities for organisations and businesses supported through the NI Rural Development Programme. Particularly in relation to improving the quality of life in rural areas and encouraging diversification of economic activity etc.