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, this open call for seeks 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).
Through a 10 month programme from July 2021 - March 2022, Youthful Cities: Digital Storytelling Lab will take 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. The total fee per artist for completing the programme is £3400 (inclusive of VAT) or approximately 520,000 KSh (Kenyan Shilling).