The Artist’s Perspective – ‘Digital as a Craft’

Experience interactive artworks, hear from established artists and participate in discussions and activities relating to ‘Digital as Craft’.

A one-day participatory symposium exploring digital participatory practice from the perspective of the artist.

The Artist’s Perspective – ‘Digital as a Craft’ will provide the opportunity to experience a variety of interactive artwork, hear from established artists and practitioners and participate in discussions and activities including work from the Jerwood Makers Open 2019.

The day focuses the artist perspective of digital and participatory work. Where participation is a necessity for funding or a key component of the development of artists work.

Speaking artists include Davy and Kristin McGuire (Studio McGuire), Zachery Eastwood- Bloom and Jason Wilsher-Mills. You will also hear from Debbie Cooper about Derby QUAD’s Digital Artist Training Programme. There will also be an opportunity for a guided tour of the Jerwood Makers Open 2019 and the chance to take part in a gallery sited silent disco.

The Artist’s Perspective – ‘Digital as a Craft’ is the third part of the Digital Participation Expedition with EMPAF, looking into the meaning and use of ‘digital participation’. Through a series of gatherings, EMPAF partner organisations, will be exploring examples of ‘good practice’, training, the work of inspirational digital artists, taking part in participatory digital sessions and starting wider and deeper debates about the role of new media in society in general and how this impacts positively or otherwise on our community and participatory work.

Events are designed to inspire conversation and debate through practical participatory activities. This will include workshop demonstrations by digitally focused organisations and facilitators, group discussions on the role of digital in participatory practice and an event discussion with leading professionals and organisations on what we mean when we say “digital participation”.