Happenstance – Residencies for Technologists

Submission Deadline : 30th January 2012
More info: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance

Lighthouse is delighted to be working with Site Gallery, Caper, and Spike Island on Happenstance – a programme which puts technologists (web designers, developers or digital thinkers) in deep immersion residencies in arts organisations. The Happenstance residencies are designed to change arts organisations’ relationship with digital technology. We are now calling for proposals from creative technologists who want to undertake paid residencies at three of the UK’s most vibrant arts organisations – Site Gallery in Sheffield, Lighthouse, and Spike Island in Bristol.

The Happenstance residencies will be an opportunity for creative technologists to think, make and prototype digital projects and products as part of a small creative team. There are vacancies for two residents at each location. Applicants may apply individually or in a team.

Each technology residency will be comprised of one designer and one developer working for two short sprints, guided by an external advisor from digital agency, Caper. Happenstance aims to transform the idea of how technology can work in the arts, showing that digital innovation can be glanceable and ad hoc, rather than purely related to major technology builds and capital projects. Our intention is to spark a new approach to digital management and production, and test the proposition: How do embedded technologists transform arts organisations?

The residencies are supported by the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture, run by Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and NESTA.


We are now calling for applications for technologists to undertake a residency at Lighthouse.
Dates of Residencies: 26 March to 29 June 2012
Deadline for Applications: Monday 30 January 2012
Each resident will be paid a bursary of £8,000 with an additional £1,000 to cover expenses and materials.

To apply, visit: http://happenstanceproject.com/residencies/