Seventeen artists, writers and performers have been selected to create work in response to a short written serial. From the 19th of July onwards, each piece of work will be showcased alongside the text it was inspired by. 

False Start champions the potential that lies in collaboration. We wanted our contributing artists to be joined together in the telling of one story while offering them a chance to interpret, explore and express the story with their own artistic vision. As a result, a collection of music, new writing, animation and original performances has been formed. We couldn’t be more excited to share with you the immense amount of work that has been achieved over the last few weeks.

View the serial here:

Creation through collaboration is at the heart of what we do. However, we know that producing artistic work, though enriching, cannot remain sustainable without financial support. By receiving our first ever publicly funded grant, False Start can begin to operate in the ethos our work is founded on: that artists deserve to be compensated for their time, effort and talent. 


With the support of the Time To Shine fund, we hope to create a platform that showcases the talent of emerging artists around Scotland and the UK. Through the creation process, we hope artists will form professional connections that benefit their specific skill sets and artistic visions. 


We are incredibly grateful to receive the Nurturing Talent fund and are excited to share our act of multidisciplinary storytelling with a digital audience.