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King's Lynn: new opportunity for artists and creative technologists

King’s Lynn’s R&D Challenge #1, May - September 2017
Deadline for applications: 05 May 2017

Are you looking to learn new skills and work site-specifically with light and projection?

We’re looking for teams to take part in our R&D challenge to create new projection ideas for King’s Lynn town centre. Applications are welcomed from teams of 2 to 4 people offering a range of skills and a shared interest in seeing how they can apply the skills in the creation of new projection based works. For further details, please read the full brief and Q&A before completing the application form.

Four teams will be chosen to participate with this challenge and each team member should submit an individual application, indicating their team name at the top of the application. The deadline for team applications: 5pm, Friday 05 May 2017.

Need help getting your team together? If you’d like to take part but don’t have a team, or have a team but are looking for additional members, we’re holding a matchmaking event at King’s Lynn Arts Centre on Wednesday 26 April from 6 - 8pm. To sign up for this session visit the in_collusion: King’s Lynn arts and technology Meetup page here.

About - The project will take place between May and September 2017 and comprises three parts: i) a series of professional development workshop; ii) the creation of a new projection work or prototype, with iii) a public showing of the outcomes.  Each team will receive a total fee of £1,000 for parts ii and iii.

The in_collusion programme, a three year talent development programme, is helping creative people and businesses to develop new skills and ideas around three emerging technologies - artificial intelligence, data culture, and virtual/augmented/mixed reality. Collusion is working in King’s Lynn alongside four other hubs across the region: Wisbech, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Bury St Edmunds.

The programme is supported by Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence fund, the Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough LEP, and tech partners, ARM and Cambridge Consultants. In addition, the King’s Lynn R&D #1 Challenge is supported by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council.