Get Involved

Take part

There will be many ways for you to get involved with the Festival in 2017. Whether that be independently organising and putting on an event, getting in touch with the community spaces online, applying to one of the curated strand awards for arts, community or education, or just spreading the word. Keep an eye out for details of registration next year.

Put on an event

The Festival has an open model – if you have a great idea and can organise an event that celebrates digital culture in any of its forms, you’re welcome to submit an event and join the Festival programme. 


Events submissions for 2016 have now closed.

The Festival will be back in September 2017 for which we’ll be welcoming event submissions from July. Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with deadlines and funding opportunities.


When registration reopens in July 2017 you can register right here on the website, and start the submission process all in-browser. When you submit your event it will be reviewed and authenticated by the Festival team, then it will go live on the online programme. That’s it! You can then start preparing for September’s festivities.

Submission Guidelines

Events should celebrate digital culture: whether that means a meet up about .NET development, a two day conference exploring contemporary design, or a month-long digital treasure hunt set in the city, the Festival is open to all good ideas.

As an open model, the Festival aims to offer an inclusive platform for a diverse range of activity. However the Festival reserves the right to refuse events or content that is deemed off-topic or inappropriate. Brighton Digital Festival also operates a zero-tolerance policy on harassment.

Curated Programming Strands

Throughout the heart of the Festival is a curated strand of arts and education programming. Through the Arts Commissions and Digital Education Awards, the Festival supports outstanding creative practitioners and digital educators with funds to produce exceptional activity and new works as part of the Festival in September.

Community-focused events put on by local organisations and individuals may be able to apply for grants of £500 through the Festival’s Grassroots Fund awards, which aim to support activity that might not happen without additional funds.

Contact and Information

Got a question for the Festival team? Want to volunteer? Ask questions about venues? Find some keen collaborators for your project? We can point you in the right direction.

The Brighton Digital Festival Newsletter is a great place to start – you can sign up to receive news, event invitations, details of deadlines and a round-up of opportunities in the digital sector.

The Festival hosts monthly community meet-ups in the run up to September. We will be returning with these in the new year.

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Looking to give something back?

The Festival has a number of sponsorship opportunities; check out our supporter page for more details.