Important dates for your diary
Details of the upcoming commissioned arts and education programme.
A new co-commission from Brighton Digital Festival and British Science Festival offers up to £5000 funding for a new digital artwork to be presented in Brighton during the festivals.
Find out about the small-scale sponsorship opportunities available for the 2017 Brighton Digital Festival.
Preparation for the 2017 Brighton Digital Festival kicks off with a Town Hall Meeting at Latest Music Bar, Manchester Street, on Monday 3 April from 5.30pm, open to anyone wanting to get involved.
Arts Council England will continue to support BDF over the next two years.
The Open Market hosts a new permanent sound art installation by Meyouandus, commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival and Brighton and Hove Council. Join us for a first listen.
Each year Brighton Digital Festival hosts a vibrant programme of independently organised events that run alongside a curated strand of arts and education programming. In the last 6 years we’ve had the pleasure of commissioning, supporting and working with a huge amount of artists and technologists with whom we’ve built some valuable lasting relationships. In this new series we reach out to the artists we’ve worked with to showcase where they’ve been and where they are now.
We are so pleased to announce that we have appointed Jenni Lloyd as the new Chair of the Brighton Digital Festival, starting immediately as the organisation prepares for its seventh festival this coming September.
We’re recruiting a new Chair… could it be you?
Brighton Digital Festival will now take place 15th September – 13th October 2017.
This year we teamed up with catalyst agency always possible to produce our annual strategic evaluation, with which we hope to create a transparent understanding of how Brighton Digital Festival works – and doesn’t – to keep us open to change.
Reflections on Brighton Digital Festival 2016.
Important information for event organisers: how to think about accessibility when planning your event.
2015 has been a record-breaking year for Brighton Digital Festival – with the highest number of events and broadest live and online audience to date. While we reflect on the month and look forward to what’s ahead, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of the innovators, tinkerers, forward thinkers and creative minds that powered Brighton Digital Festival 2015 – it’s your passion and creativity that make the festival what it is. As a small thank you we’ve gathered some of our favourite photos from the months’ activities – Enjoy!
Fly Creative are very excited to be partnering with the Brighton Digital Festival for the first time this year, in what is looking to be a wonderfully diverse and incredibly rewarding month of activity celebrating digital culture.
Outstanding community-driven activity is at heart of Brighton Digital Festival. Since 2013 we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to offer Grassroots Fund Awards of £500 to independently organised events that are small in scale but large in scope, with a particular focus on activity that would be unlikely to take place without financial support. We’re very excited to announce our Grassroots Fund Awardees for #BDF15:
On 11th August we held a Pro Tips workshop for #BDF15 event organisers around making the most out of their social media channels before, during and after their events. For those of you that couldn’t make it, here’s what we covered.
Our wish for the Brighton Digital Festival Education strand is to involve and engage more young people, schools, colleges and life long learners from all communities within Brighton and the surrounding areas. The explosion in digital making is being well represented by a range of events during the festival and we want to ensure these opportunities are available to the widest audience.
As part of our series of Pro Tips sessions we invited Declan Cassidy (MakerClub) and Sophie Giblin (Kollektiv Gallery) to answer questions about crowdfunding projects and events. Here’s a brief overview of what #BDF15 Event Organisers wanted to know.
New York artist Jeff Thompson has been commissioned by the Festival to create the White Noise Boutique and for the opening night on 11 September he would like to invite musicians to join him for short performances.
The Digital Catapult Centre is running a whole series of events as part of Brighton Digital Festival this year. Here is a quick rundown of the different Catapult activities taking place over the month long digital celebration for you to get involved in.
We are incredibly excited to announce our eight arts commissions for Brighton Digital Festival 2015. This year we had two strands of commissioning; Arts & Technology – for artists and creative technologists to produce ambitious interdisciplinary work that explores the intersection of arts, technology, and society, and newforms – supporting emerging artists to produce new work that presses against or transcends boundaries between art and digital culture.
Brighton Digital Festival is delighted to announce that it has appointed Jon Pratty, as its first ever Chair. Jon is a digital thought leader who has dedicated his professional life to driving ideas concerned with arts, digital and society. He was the architect of the festival during its creation in 2011 and now returns to the helm to steer its strategy, guide its ongoing development and spread the digital message to the masses.
Last week the Brighton Digital Festival PR team at Fugu held a workshop for event organisers to get practical advice on how to promote their events in Brighton. We put together a set of resources that has been deemed too useful to keep hidden, so I’m making it available to all!
Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes at some of Brighton’s most innovative and creative companies? This year as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2015, Wired Sussex have invited 27 Brighton-based Creative, Digital & IT Companies to run 33 events over 4 days – resulting in a jam-packed line-up of workshops, drop-ins, demonstrations, talks, parties and games tournaments.
Event submissions for #BDF15 are now open, and event organisers can now submit their events through the new Festival website from now, and start preparing for the celebrations to kick off in September! We wanted to share some top-tips for submitting your event to the website, so you can get the most out of your experience.
With the opening of the 2015 Brighton Digital Festival event submissions, the Festival is pleased to announce that we will again be reviving the Grassroots Fund Awards as part of this year’s Festival programme.
Last year there were over 65 innovative business focused events organised by companies who got involved putting on talks, workshops, and demos that shine the spotlight on the wonderful work which takes place in the region.
Brighton Digital Festival is delighted to announce it is seeking a Chair to support the strategy and development of the Festival as it embarks on an exciting new phase.
Brighton Digital Festival is incredibly pleased to announce two new artistic commissioning opportunities for the Festival in 2015, which runs from September 1st to 27th this year.
Images of the 2014 Brighton Digital Festival highlight some of the outstanding activity that took place during the festival.
Independently produced events celebrating digital arts and culture are at the heart of Brighton Digital Festival, and we are pleased that this year we will again be opening applications for Digital Education Awards…
BDF has always featured a wide range of exceptional digital arts exhibitions, performances, interventions and interactions – and 2014 was no different. Check out these fantastic photos from Oleg Pulemjotov.
The line up for this year’s Flash Lit Fiction is finally shaping up for our evening event on Thurs 25 September at Phoenix Brighton.
I am writing this at the start of the last week of Geo-Writing, which has run throughout the festival. I’ve been overwhelmed with the response. Not just the amount, but the quality of the writing.
For those of you that don’t know us already (I’m sure that covers most of Brighton), The Fight Lab is a local organisation that runs video games culture events.
Brighton Digital Festival 2014 is well and truly in full swing – and showing no signs of slowing down. As we find ourselves halfway through the month, it feels like a good time to take a minute to reflect on all of the digital splendor that has gone on over the past couple of weeks.
Throughout the duration of the Brighton Digital Festival, the second floor windows of the Brandwatch headquarters – next to Brighton Station – will be draped with a hand-crafted LED curtain. It will display personalized messages and designs from Twitter users around the world, as well as information about the Brighton Digital Festival and its events.
The truth is that it all started with a desire to be part of the Brighton Digital Festival. So at the beginning of the year we met up with the lovely people from Brighton Museum and the fantastic animator Dave Packer.
My first step before creating this blog entry was an online thesaurus as I’ve really over used the word “Amazing” this week.
Jessica Cheetham from Root Experience reviews Beyond The Bright Black Edge of Nowhere, part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014 programme.
So, the free communal digital storytelling event that is Geo-Writing.com is nearing the end of its first week. I thought I’d let you know the story(ies) so far….
If you have a business idea or are a start-up and are interested in how you might be one day able to exit, then this FuseBox Session could be for you.