Technology And The Arts: Fresh Ideas For Collaboration

The British Council’s Connect ZA programme and Tech4Africa are calling out for representatives from tech companies and creative organisations to take part in this event co-hosted and facilitated by the UK’s CultureTECH festival. This 2-day event will see tech and creative practitioners team up for an innovation session to develop fresh ideas for collaboration. At the end of day two, the teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges representing both UK and African creative industries. The team(s) with the most compelling model will win funds to support the implementation of their idea in the coming year with one team being awarded the opportunity to represent Culture Shift at The CultureTECH Festival in Northern Ireland in September. Taking place between 9th and 15th of September, CultureTECH will host over 100 events and sessions celebrating ideas and innovations at the intersection of culture, the arts and technology. It convenes hundreds of international industry speakers and professionals, and is part of Derry-Londonderry’s UK City of Culture 2013’s fantastic programme of events.

How To Enter –

  1. You must be in a hands-on position in a creative organisation or tech innovation company. In the event that you are an independent practitioner you must have the full  support of an organisation willing to carry the project forward
  2. You need be able to attend the sessions on the 5th & 6th August in Johannesburg and cover your own travel expenses to and from the venue
  3. You need to have the backing of an organisation who will take ownership of the development of the winning concept with funding and additional mentoring support from the British Council and partners

To submit your application, fill this Google form and submit by midnight Wednesday 24th July 2013.

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