Organiser of Gallerycamp (2013-ongoing), the UK’s leading unconference dedicated to the role of digital/technology in arts and culture.
Here’s the video for #Gallerycamp14:
Gallerycamp is the UK’s leading annual unconference dedicated to discussing and getting hands-on with the future role of digital and technology in the arts and cultural sector.
There have been three Gallerycamp events to date: #Gallerycamp13 on 9th September 2013 hosted at The New Art Gallery Walsall, #Gallerycamp13 #LetsMakeStuff at Birmingham City University on 26th November 2013 a #Gallerycamp14 on 23rd September 2014 hosted at QUAD Derby.
All events have been funded by Arts Council England to date and with sponsorship and support from UKGovCamp, Futuregov, Stereographic, Polaroids and Polar Bears and IEWM as well as match funding and fantastic support from the three host organisations The New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham City University and QUAD Derby.
Plans are afoot already for Gallerycamp activities in 2015
The idea behind Gallerycamp started following a conversation over coffee between Dan Slee and Tim Wilson in 2013 regarding the future role of digital and technology in in the arts and cultural organisations.
As it is an open space event, there is no planned agenda for the unconference, so anyone can pitch a session. That said, we actively invite anyone interested in projects or programmes with an emphasis on digital, creativity and innovation. This can include curators, managers, directors, artists, designers, producers and technologists.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” (Peter Drucker)
The aim of #Gallerycamp is to create a legacy of new collaborations, opportunities and products, inform current and future policy programming and services and across the arts and cultural sector, with hot topic areas including:
getting arts organisations to embrace digital art form
programming to get the public closer and more hands-on to art (including children and young people/older generations)
access to all through digital
sharing art, enabling access for those unable to reach venues;
the important role of open data
crowd-led engagement and the implications for IP
digital opportunities for arts into health;
breaking down barriers to increase inclusion (reducing intimidation of physical spaces)
increasing 24/7 access and crowd-led engagement.
A number of the conversations initiated at previous Gallerycamp events during the last year have sparked many future collaborations and partnerships.