The Arts Connect Thrive research and development bursaries were created to support and invest in the cultural sector to innovate their practice, in particular their digital work with children and
The Arts Connect Thrive research and development bursaries were created to support and invest in the cultural sector to innovate their practice, in particular their digital work with children and young people aged 0-25yrs.
Thrive recipients have been exploring new ways of evolving their artistic/creative practice through developing audiences, engagement or participation and growing and adapting their current offer through digital approaches.
The Thrive sharing events are designed to inspire and inform the arts and cultural sector. Each Thrive recipient will share their learning and findings from their research and development journey to date.
The theme at this event is: Digital narratives, storytelling and games
Bold Text Playwrights
Research question: How do young people 14-17 and 18-25 engage with digital narratives? What draws them in in terms of content, structure, characterisation and tone? And how do those age groups differ in what they engage with and how? How can we apply what we learn to our short-form, fast-response theatrical story-telling and thereby help to grow our youth audience?
Research question: How can digital tools develop and support an understanding of the link between real people’s stories, their Rights and how those Rights came about?
Secret City Arts
Research question: How can we engage young people, particularly boys aged 8-12, in a co-creative, cyclical process of making digital and other games-based work? How can this be designed to spark future creative projects and be encapsulated in an innovative Best Practice Toolkit for wider use?
The Company Ltd: Harmeet Chagger-Khan & Janette Bushell
Research Question: How can new modes of innovative interactive storytelling engage Gen Z’s (16-25’s) on digital and mobile platforms to create visions for the future?
(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 12:15 pm