Technologists compete for £8000 bursaries

Regional galleries the Site Gallery (Sheffield), Lighthouse (Brighton) and Spike Island (Bristol) are offering £8000 bursaries for technologists to work in residency on new products.


Each of the venues is offering two technologists the money, plus an additional £1000 to cover expenses and materials during a 12-month residency.

 The scheme, Happenstance, has been brought about by NESTA, Arts Council England, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Applicants need to be ‘bright, creative developers, designers and producers who will work as part of a small creative team, making digital prototypes and sharing their knowledge,’ say organisers.

They should also be ‘experienced designers, developers and digital producers who are interested in developing rapid prototypes for the arts organisations,’ according to Happenstance. Around five years experience is needed. 

On offer is support and mentoring and ‘the chance to showcase your work to experts and leading thinkers in the cultural and digital worlds and to build your network and develop your personal practice,’ organisers say.

An application form should be completed by 10am on 30 January 2012.

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