The Victoria & Albert museum is offering one game developer a unique opportunity to explore, experiment and engage with interactive entertainment in an entirely new way.
The museum is advertising a game design residency, which will offer a game designer/developer the chance to work with the museum’s resources and collections to create… something new.
From the website:
The V&A is inviting applications from early to mid-career UK-based digital games designers who wish to develop their practice in response to the V&A’s Britain 1500 – 1900 galleries. The Residency will be based in the V&A for six months, and will include a substantial public engagement programme. It will be followed by a production period that will be based in Dundee, funded by the V&A at Dundee partners, including the University of Abertay Dundee. The V&A Residency will take place over a six-month period from October 2013 – March 2014 in London with the Dundee-based production period to take place before end of July 2014. A studio will be provided at the V&A in London, and a work base in Dundee. The residency has been organised in collaboration with UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), the games industry body.
The residency is open to UK-based practitioners. It will provide a monthly bursary (taxable) and additional budget for materials and equipment. A team drawn from the Museum’s staff, the University of Abertay Dundee and an industry mentor will provide support throughout the project. We are interested in practitioners who: wish to work with the Museum’s resources and collections; would welcome the opportunity to work actively on projects with the public; and are interested in presenting and interpreting their work for visitors. Applicants should have a track record of development, innovation and regular exposure to new projects.
According to Abertay, the position is open until Monday 4th of February. You can find all of the details and a comprehensive specification over on the V&A website.
If you decide to go for the position – and get it – the Scottish Games Network would love to hear all about your plans, schemes – and games…