A new model for cultural and creative industries support
For the opening of the fabulous iMET centre at Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, we developed Maker Takeover: a day-into-evening event perfect for SMEs, creative businesses, innovators, tech people, artists, and those interested in finding out about leading-edge technologies. It took place on 17 May 2018.
Our aim was for the Takeover to be an informal and vibrant showcase for the region’s rich talent across art and technology, delivering a programme of talks, workshops, mentoring, and performance, with plenty of opportunity for networking. Attendees explored technologies and ideas such as virtual and augmented reality, smart cities data, and artist innovation projects. In the evening, a series of extraordinary creative digital performances took centre stage.
More than 70 people from across the arts, tech, and innovation sectors came to the first Maker Takeover, later describing it as “amazing, phenomenal, unique” and “ truly innovative and inspiring”. This is definitely a model we’ll be rolling out to other places in the future.
Lee Mason // Steve Upton // Kieran Steels // Department of Difficult Spaces // Henry Driver // Payne Hurt // One to One Development Trust
Audio Visual Performances
Laica // Miri Kat // Graham Dunning