Exploring Digital Practices Opportunity

Exploring Digital Practices is a conversation to share techniques for engaging with creative practices digitally and remotely. This will take place as a two hour curated online meeting organised by The University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Theatres, made possible by the Arts and Humanities Knowledge Exchange, The University of Sheffield.

Background info

The rapid developments of COVID-19 have moved all artwork creation and devising activities online. The immediate closure of venues has forced artists to reconsider their creative practice and find socially distant alternatives for sharing and making work. In light of the expected measures for creative and cultural industries, Exploring Digital Practices seeks to consider the implications and opportunities for devising creative practices online.

Call out

This is a call out to take part in a curated conversation focussing on effective methods for sharing and making your artistic, theatre making or performance practice digital.

We will aim to host an inclusive exchange between the University of Sheffield academics with artists at various stages of their career to inform and benefit from each other’s perspectives and practices. The intention is to bring together new users of digital technology and digital experts to discuss the implications and challenges regarding digital practices and to explore creative ways and potential responses to current making circumstances.

We have limited the places for this conversation in order to pay artists for the time they contribute, but we will share the findings of this conversation publicly. Each selected artist will be paid £200 to take part in this meeting.

We are looking for a variety of perspectives to be involved in this conversation, if you are an online novice who has had to skill up in the past few months or if this has been part of your practice for years, we would like to hear from you.

Application process

Due to the limited number of places please fill in this short application form below with why you would like to be part of the conversation and how you feel you would like to contribute.

Deadline: Wednesday 8 July 12pm

Although we will select applicants, everyone who applies will receive more information afterwards with the findings of this talk and follow up information.

The event will take place on the afternoon of the 16 July from 2-4pm.