Deadline 12th July at 5pm BST (UK) / 7pm EAT (Kenya)
Are you an artist aged 18-25 living in Coventry or Nairobi, who would be interested in creating bold, thought provoking or playfully disruptive digital stories using immersive audio, interactive video or 360 video?
Would you like to develop work using tools from BBC R&D or Google Arts & Culture and work internationally with other artists to create and showcase new work?
Through a unique partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust, British Council, The Space, BBC R&D and with support from Google Arts & Culture, we are launching an Open Call for Artists (18-25yrs) in Coventry (UK) and Nairobi (Kenya) to collaborate with one another and create digital, interactive and immersive storytelling that responds to some of the themes identified in the Youthful Cities Index. The Digital Storytelling Lab programme is part of Youthful Cities, a series of four international cultural and creative exchanges between artists in Coventry and Nairobi (digital storytelling).
Working with data from the Index, exploring what it means to be young in the world today and what life is like in cities across the world including Coventry and Nairobi, the cohort will develop bold, new digital stories to reveal how a new generation of storytellers, activists and imagineers can inspire change within their cities.
We are looking for 6 Coventry based and 6 Nairobi based artists (artists, filmmakers, digital storytellers, YouTubers, and activists), who are curious and want to develop bold, new digital stories across immersive audio, interactive video and 360 video through a collaborative process with each other and experts in the field of digital storytelling and production.
Through a 10 month programme from July 2021 - March 2022, Youthful Cities: Digital Storytelling Lab will take the 12 selected artists through a collaborative process that is part cultural exchange, part digital storytelling lab and part commissioning programme.
All selected artists must commit to a minimum of 20 days over the 10 month period. 5 days of which are for attending the creative development days which are the Cultural Exchange, The Masterclasses & Labs and The Global Youth Summit. 5 days are for prototyping and 10 days are for production. The total fee per artist for completing the programme is £3,400 (inclusive of VAT) or approximately 520,000 KSh (Kenyan Shilling).
Selected artists will receive an artists fee of £3,400 (inclusive of VAT) or approximately 520,000 KSh (Kenyan Shilling) and a production budget of up to £4,000 or approximately 612,000 KSh (Kenyan Shilling) to make and complete their projects in teams of four.
To learn more sign up for our Youthful Cities Webinars on:
To apply please download the Creative Brief
A copy of the application questions can be downloaded here (4.4MB).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12th July at 5pm BST (UK) / 7pm EAT (Kenya)
Terms and Conditions can be found here.