Friday Forums – Apply Now

Friday Forums is a new online sharing event for creatives of all types, where they can showcase their work, give virtual tours, talk about a particular topic or theme, or provide insights into their practice or career.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone working in the games sector – whether independently, or as part of a studio – to showcase their latest work and introduce the wider creative industries to the digital and interactive world.

Created by Visual Arts Scotland and Creative Informatics, the Friday Forums will feature four contributors, each of whom will give short, 10-15 minute presentations or talks followed by a Q&A session.

Contributors will be selected via a rolling application process, led by Visual Arts Scotland with support from the Creative Informatics team. Each contributor will receive £125  to prepare and give their presentation.

The Friday Forums will last 1.5 – 2 hours and will take place on Zoom.

The first Forum Friday on the 24th of April featured a talk from ceramic artist Kevin Andrew Morris, a live life drawing demonstration from Topaz Pauls of Reconfigure Life Drawing, a studio tour from artist and Creative Informatics Research Fellow Inge Panneels, and a studio tour and live performance from musician Ben Seal.

If you’re interested in presenting at a future Friday Forum, applications are open now.

Applications are welcome from individuals working in any area of the creative industries. Each event will feature one or more contributor who have a connection with data or a technical process, project or practice (since that’s the goal of the whole Creative Informatics programme).

Applications from individuals facing financial hardship and lack or loss of work due to Covid-19 will be prioritised wherever possible.

Contributions of all kinds are invited and include:

  • Sharing of studio spaces/current studio space
  • Online demonstrations
  • Lecture style talk on a particular topic/theme
  • Explaining emerging ideas/experiments/works in progress
  • Sharing of creative practice/career/experiences
  • Discussion of barriers and needs

Friday Forums will run throughout May & June and possibly beyond. Applications are welcomed on an ongoing basis.

You can find out more about Friday Forums and apply to participate here.

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