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Reframed 2017 – Personal Development Programme


Interactive and Immersive Storytelling

Creative England Reframed

Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.

The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.

Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.

Reframed presents a  project development programme, aimed at creatives wanting to design and develop content in interactive and immersive environments, such as: 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video. Made up of five residential sessions run at Lighthouse between June – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals/teams to each develop a project idea in an intensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Placing the audience/user at the heart of the experience and drawing on technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives to inform the development process, it will include structured training sessions, peer-to-peer exchange and feedback, project mentors and online support. Apply for Personal Development Programme

Programme Details

Date: July – October 2017

Venue: Lighthouse Cost: £300 per project

Participants: 6 individuals/teams

Application Information

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017

Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017

Applications are invited from any of the following fields:

– Film, documentary, animation

– Games – Interactive arts or media

– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality

– Immersive Theatre

Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive:

– Writing, directing, producing, animation

– Artist, illustration, graphic novels

– Coding, interactive design, games development

– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography

Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area. It’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work. Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.

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Executive Producer required to support Dippy on Tour, North West Region (deadline: 17 Feb 2017)

diplodocus-1160-discoverLink4Life (the Rochdale Borough-wide Cultural Trust) in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council are seeking to appoint a freelance Executive Producer to develop and implement a programme and fundraising strategy that will enable delivery of the objectives of the North West Dippy on Tour residency.

In November 2016 the Natural History Museum announced its intention to tour its iconic Diplodocus cast ‘Dippy’ to eight venues as part of their new strategic focus working nationally to engage audiences with culture, nature and science, inspire a new generation of scientists and build capacity in natural history museums across the UK.

The selected venues are: Dorset County Museum; Birmingham Gas Hall; Belfast National Museum; Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery; Newcastle Great North Museum; Wales National Assembly of Wales; Norwich Cathedral and Rochdale Number One Riverside (February – June 2020)

As hosts of the North West leg of the tour, the partnership will be collaborating to develop, fundraise for and deliver an expansive programme of activities in the lead up to and to accompany the residency in order to engage communities both locally and across the North West.

This is an exciting opportunity to positively raise the profile of Rochdale regionally and nationally by promoting the rich heritage, culture and visitor assets of the Borough as well as deliver real benefits for our local communities and a legacy lasting far beyond the life of the project.

Fee: £25,000 – £30,000 inclusive of VAT and all expenses.

Deadline for Quotations: 17 February 2017

Interviews: 24 February, to be held in Rochdale.

Commencement: It is expected the work will commence 1 March 2017

Contract Duration: 12 months

See downloads at for full invitation to tender including brief and details of how to apply.