Science, digital and technology
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) have commissioned a playable piece of augmented reality public art for Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first Shakespeare Jubilee.
The piece, I See The Future by Anagram, displays a vision of Stratford-upon-Avon dreamed up by its residents through two pairs of giant binoculars. Supported by Arts Council England and Watershed's Creative Producers International programme, the art will be installed for a weekend 6–8 September 2019.
VisitBritain is launching Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB), an online platform to connect tourism suppliers with distributors globally.
Suppliers like accommodation providers, attractions, and tour planners will be able to show their product, availability, pricing and bookings for distirbutors (such as online agents).
Watch the infomercial for the new platform below. The platform is set to launch later in the year but you can register your interest here.
Connect for Creativity will bring artists from the Greece, Serbia, Turkey and the UK together for art and technology residencies to create new work.
The open call wants artists who:
The Creative Industries Council has revealed its 50 Ones To Watch in a new report published at the Createch 2019 conference, part of London Tech Week, on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Included in the 50 are Culture Diary members Marshamallow Laser Feast, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Company
The report features four main growth opportunities where creative skills interact with artificial intelligence, mixed reality and other forms of technology:
Creative England's annual top 50 list of the most innovative and exciting companies and individuals has been announced for 2019 and includes Culture Diary members Abandon Normal Devices and Marshmallow Laser Feast.
Creative England makes its choices based on which companies they think will be central to the UK's creative economy in the coming years. Many in the 2019 list were chosen for "fusing creativity with technology to create meaningful solutions to real world problems".
The 17th annual London Design Festival takes place 14–22 September 2019 at V&A where curated collections of displays and installations and the Global Design Forum will showcase innovative, breathtaking British design. Various locations in the city will also play host to signature projects.
Design Districts, Landmark Projects, Festival Commissions and other special projects are the key attractions throught the city and this year's are:
The European Commission will provide funding to new projects for creative and audiovisual institutions using digital and new technologies.
This funding will be available to consortiums of organisations from at least three countries participating in Creative Europe representing a diverse range of cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.
With a pot of around 1.75 million Euros, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency estimates funding for 6–10 projects at a minimum of 150,000 Euros for a maximum 60% of total eligible cost for the project.
With the help of the UK Government, creators of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman, are joining with creative leaders in virtual reality and video game fields to craft "next generation entertainment experiences" as part of the Audience of the Future Challenge programme.
Manchester International Festival, taking place 4–21 July 2019, has brought together a lineup of artists from 20 countries for UK and world premiers including Yoko Ono, David Lynch, a collaboration between Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, and a rave history tour by grime superstar Skepta among many others.
Highlights of the full lineup include: