Roadshow answers iArts questions

Over 90 Western Australian digital media producers and artists packed the Art Gallery theatrette last week to find out more about the new iArts digital interactive arts initiative – an example of the great deal of interest shown from both the arts and the screen production communities since its announcement.

The ABC’s Jennifer Collins and Hugh Davies were on hand at the Roadshow and networking event to answer the question “What is iArts?”.  They presented examples of interactive and online projects aimed to inspire the audience. Mash-up tools and Kick Apps were talked about alongside the thinking behind creating art that could engage the online audience.

A list of links to some of the examples referred to during the Roadshow is available by emailing ScreenWest’s Producer Intern, Mala Sujan.

In response to some of the questions raised that night, the iArts guidelines have been changed to clarify and expand the definitions of eligible practitioners. Click here to view the revised guidelines.

The information session was followed by an industry “speed-dating” night, where artists, musicians, designers, and arts organisations met with digital media producers to discuss their respective practices and explore potential partnerships.

Applications for iArts close on July 21. More information about the initiative is available here.

[Release by ScreenWest]

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