I wonder who might be attending this event next week and can report back to the list. It looks like the much anticipated collaboration between the BBC and Arts Council England, The Space, is almost upon us -
"a place where anyone can engage with the world’s best digital art as it is created."
Does anyone know any more about how it will work and what is planned?


Hack The Space

June 13th-14th, 2014 in London


The Space is a new online agency to commission artists from the worlds of creative and digital industries, arts, and culture to create new work and to share free to audiences anywhere in the world. It has been set up by a pioneering partnership between the BBC and Arts Council England. The Space is working with festivals, galleries, arts centres and others round the UK and internationally.

The Space will launch with an Open Call to invite new voices to pitch their ideas. The most original ideas will be commissioned by The Space. The Space will be officially launched on the 13 June 2014 with the most ambitious Art Hack ever staged in the celebrated space of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.


Over the 24 hours between the 13th and 14th June, 3beards, in conjunction with The Space will be hosting a digital art hackathon in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The event will start at 6pm on the 13th and run to around 10pm on the 14th June.


Take any form of data and transform it into a creative digital artwork.

Further information on the judging criteria will be released on registration for this event.


A number of winners will be selected from the participating teams on the Saturday night. Prizes will include consideration for a full commission from The Space to further develop the project.


Spaces for the event are extremely limited. If you would like to apply to attend, please complete the Google form below and you will be entered into the selection process for the event.


Dr. Sarah Cook
Reader / Dundee Fellow
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
University of Dundee
13 Perth Road DD1 4HT

phone: 01382 385247
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