Are you a London-based creative person between the ages of 16 – 30? Do you have boundary-pushing ideas and a drive to create and deliver a new project? Or have you always had ambitions to make something but haven’t found the right support? This free workshop offers an introduction to interactive production processes as part of In Production
, an ongoing programme of workshops, talks and showcases conceived in parallel with New Creatives – a series of commissioning opportunities developed by BBC Arts and Arts Council England for emerging artists looking to enter the world of broadcast media.
Producer Sophie Sampson from BBC Research & Development will lead the workshop, introducing the current In Production Open Call
, for which we are looking for interactive works which employ new and emerging technologies to provide insights into powerful experiences, situations or locations.
The workshop will also facilitate:
● Discussions about different modes of narrative interaction within audio, film and games.
● Group brainstorming sessions, in which you can develop your pitching skills and workshop ideas.
● Feedback on your project proposals from industry professionals, including Amy Rose and May Abdalla of creative studio Anagram, who specialise in interactive storytelling and immersive experience design.
● An introduction to free technologies you can use to produce your ideas, including BBC StoryFormer, Bitsy, Pico-8 and Echoes.
Find out more about In Production
and our Open Call
New Creatives is a series of commissioning opportunities developed by BBC Arts and Arts Council England for emerging artists under 30 who work with audio or moving image. The scheme will take place over two years and will encompass four open calls. Alongside New Creatives, the ICA will be offering additional opportunities, events and workshops as part of the ongoing programme, In Production.
Sophie Sampson is a Development Producer at BBC R&D, where she works on prototyping with arts and culture, and exploring the expressive potential of new technologies and tools. Her background is writing and producing interactive narrative and games for broadcasters including BBC and Channel 4, cultural partners including V&A, Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace, and brands including Warner Bros. She also produces an annual festival of experimental games called Now Play This.
Amy Rose and May Abdalla are the founders of creative studio Anagram
. Multiple international award-winners, they have been picked for Columbia University’s Digital Dozen breakthroughs in storytelling twice (in 2015 and 2019), for the Creative 50 for 2016 by Creative England, and in 2018 for the #creattech100 by the Creative Industries Council. Anagram make a combination of self-started and commissioned-to-brief projects for museums, alongside running workshops, giving talks and providing creative mentorship. Recently dubbed by Sandbox Immersive VR festival founder ‘the most talented VR company in the world’, Anagram’s work asks questions, breaks boundaries and tells stories from real life that resonate today.