Announcing our Grassroots Fund Awardees 2014

Melissa RayUncategorized

We are very pleased to announce the awardees for our Grassroots Fund 2014.

The Grassroot Fund awards are used to support independently organised events from individuals and community groups as part of Brighton Digital Festival. Last year the awards supported a fantastic selection of talks, workshops, exhibitions and live performances.

For the 2014 festival we offered ten awards of £500, to go towards events that celebrate digital arts and culture. These awards have been made possible by Arts Council England and generous support from Brighton and Hove City Council.

Click through to the event pages below to find out more!


Blockbuilders – Create Your Future Today

13, 20, 27 Sep / 13:45 & 15:45 @ Jubilee Library

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Under 16s are invited to re-design the London Road area and bring their creations to life using Minecraft. They’ll learn about teamwork and form brilliant ideas about the future of the city. After they’re finished building, they can explore their creations in virtual reality using an Oculus Rift (inside a Minecraft head). Come and build the future today!


6 Stories

13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Sep / 9:30-17:00 @ Cornerstone Community Centre


Artists David Parker and Paul Senior have collaborated with a group of older people for Six Stories. These manifest as a video installation that aims to present an intimate exchange of stories and voices, revealing a view of life as an accumulation of past experiences.


300 Seconds

17 Sep / 18:30 @ Sallis Benney Theatre


300 Seconds is about getting more women speaking at tech and digital conferences worldwide. The special Brighton Digital Festival edition of this popular lightning talk event will showcases a diverse expertise of women speakers in digital and technology fields. Sign up as a speaker on the 300 Seconds Brighton website!


Little Bo Beep has lost her (digital) sheep

1-28 Sep @ The Streets of Brighton


Little Bo Beep has lost her (digital) sheep and it’s up to the people of Brighton & Hove to find them! Brighton Animators Network Group (BANG!) in collaboration with creative digital studio RamJam present ‘Little Bo Beep has lost her (digital) sheep’ – a free community game happening all month.


Kuroi Cube

20 Sep / 17:00-00:00 @ Phoenix Brighton


A one night installation and video games tournament challenging what it means to be a spectator and a participant. Kuroi Cube is a video game tournament taken to the next level – a combination of video game culture with video and performance art devised by Robby Gee, co-founder of the Brighton based fighting game organisation The Fight Lab. Join in and enter the frey!


Talent Slam

20 Sep / 11:00 @ Friends Meeting House

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Talent Slam will be a showcase by students for students, parents, teachers, creatives, artists and digital folk. Students will make, improve, and present digital products to a board of judges from the digital and creative fields and win “money-can’t-buy” prizes.



18-21 Sep / Various Times @ Dorset Place Gallery


Wireless-Fidelity is a new data signification device which creates a new method for aestheticisation of experience in the modern city by artist Wesley Goatley. Participants are invited to take the device to the streets of Brighton and hear the invisible network infrastructure that permeates the city.


Bring Your Own Beamer

20 Sep / 19:30 @ Brighton Dome Corn Exchange


Returning for the third year, Pop-Up Brighton present Bring Your Own Beamer – a night of collaborative moving image, projection, participation and experimentation. Find a space, invite artists, ask them to bring a projector. The idea is simple but the outcome is a creative free-for-all of light and color.


UX Brighton Career Clinic: Supercharge your UX career

09 Sep / 18:00 @ Fabrica


Taking the format of a careers clinic this event is aimed at giving advice to UX students, graduates, junior practitioners, and those new to UX. You’ll be able to meet and talk to the best UX professionals in Brighton. You can show them your work and get advice on which skills to focus on to find your ideal job.


Feeling Sensing Perceiving

06 Sep / 12:00 @ Phoenix Brighton


Artists Kate Genevieve and performer Rachel Blackman collaborate to investigate the human sensory field, working with the body and sense responsive technology. This experimental, practical workshop explores the range and extent of our sensory field through improvisation and movement.