Announcing our Culture Lab in collaboration with Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao, Spain

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Digital Identities in collaboration with Azkuna Zentroa launches the Culture Lab in Bilbao, a unique program for artists, musicians, performers, writers, makers and designers to find meaningful ways to use digital technologies in their projects as well as create new connections with audiences globally.

Do you want to learn how to create a digital identity for your creative projects – from production to storytelling? The Culture Lab is open to individual artists and collectives working around the Basque Country context. The programme begins with a 2-day event in May led by an international team of experts and concludes with a conference in November.

The Culture Lab has three parts:

  • A two-day laboratory for thirty participants
  • A symposium questioning whether social networks are relevant to artistic practice
  • A 3-month online residency for 10 participants to work on the idea they developed in the laboratory

The two-day laboratory and symposium:

When: May 15-16, 2019
Where: Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, Spain
Language: English
Through hands-on workshops and activities you will explore different ways to create new forms of expression using digital technologies. Especially, technologies that create connections between audiences and art. Thirty participants selected through this open call will be part of this laboratory. Ten ideas from the laboratory will be chosen to be developed in a three-month online residency. The entire process is led by an international team of experts. The full agenda will be announced soon.

Register your place:

The Culture Lab is open to artists, musicians, perfomers, writers, makers and designers. If you are part of a collective or organization, up to three members of your collective can participate. To register your place, please click here to visit the Azkuna Zentroa website and click on the registration form. 30 artists, collective and/or cultural practitioners will be selected.

Meet the team:

Abhay Adhikari, Digital Identities Culture Lab

Abhay Adhikari

Abhay is interested in new models of civic engagement. He founded the Urban Sustainable Development Lab, which was named one of UK’s 50 New Radical projects by the Observer newspaper. On completing his PhD research on biofeedback gaming he collaborated with a community musician to conduct a 5-city tour of mindfulness workshops in Japan.

sarah gillett, digital identities culture lab

Sarah Gillett

Sarah has 20 years of experience working in the arts sector as a curator and digital innovator, which includes delivery for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2017, she was an artist with the Laboratory of Dark Matters supported by Arts Council England. In 2012 she won the Pushing Print Solo Award for ‘Earthquake’, a large-scale collage work. 

Sharna Jackson, Digital Identities Culture Lab

Sharna Jackson

Sharna is a project director, curator and writer, delivering socially-engaged initiatives within culture. She founded Tate Kids for Tate Galleries and has recently been appointed Artistic Director at SITE Gallery. She is also a children’s author, her debut novel High-rise Mystery will be released in April 2019. 

Tom Higham, Digital Identities Culture Lab

Tom Higham

Tom works with artists, developers, designers and policy makers to curate and produce ambitious artworks and projects globally. He is interested in the enabling power of digital technology and inspired by well-considered, simple and effective ideas.  Tom is a fellow of Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Ramya Rajaraman, Digital Identities Culture Lab

Ramya Rajaraman

Ramya founded ArtSpire to build thriving and sustainable arts organisations. She works with performing arts practitioners to build sustainable revenue models. Since it’s inception, ArtSpire has managed and delivered 35 projects in major cities across India.

Cori Moore, Digital Identities Culture Lab

Cori Moore

Cori draws on her background in Psychology and Theatre to create playful participatory formats to foster meaningful dialogue. She is one of the founding members of the re-designing death movement.

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