San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For filmmakers and designers, musicians and developers, the web has become the best place to launch creative projects. Platforms such as Kickstarter and Vimeo can be used to fund your idea, develop your work, and build your audience. So how can creators make the most of this opportunity?
On 5 March, Lighthouse will host a day of conversation, learning and inspiration for creators using the web to launch projects, build an audience and thrive online. Join us for a day of discussion and presentations, including free lunch and refreshments.
Learn how to:
- Raise money to fund creative projects
- Use social networks to reach more people
- Tell your story using online platforms
- Grow an audience for your project before it launches
- Use web tools to distribute your work
This event is for creators of any discipline: film makers, musicians, designers, games makers and more – anyone who wants to use the web in their work, for example:
- Cross-platform or interactive documentary
- Crowd-funding campaigns
- Video-on-demand film distribution
- Physical and digital drama or live events
- Promotion and audience development through social networks
- Digital distribution for products and 3D design files
Hugh Garry – Storythings
Hugh, as well as developing and delivering the social media strategy for Jon Ronson’s film, Frank, also developed the app for Gruff Rhys’ American Interior project, an epic story about John Evans, a Welsh pioneer in the early years of America.
Sarah Ellis – Royal Shakespeare Company
Sarah is an award winning producer currently working as Head of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In partnership with Google, she recently produced Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, a groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare for live performance in 4 locations over 3 days, with a parallel online universe.
Miranda Fleming – Indiegogo
Indiegogo empowers people to make ideas happen. Miranda will show how film makers and other creators can use crowdfunding platforms not just to raise money, but to grow an audience.
Kirsty Jennings – Blast Theory
Blast Theory recently successfully funded their latest project, Karen. Karen is a life coach and she is friendly. Too friendly. Kirsty will speak about Blast Theory’s experience of crowdfunding Karen, and how artists can use crowdfunding to get experimental projects made.
After the daytime event, join us in the Progress Bar, a new monthly night, that offers insight into the creative practices of contemporary culture’s most exciting names. Our March guests are acclaimed artist and musician TCF, and writer, editor and film curator Basia Lewandowska Cummings, who will share their work across contemporary art, music, technology and journalism, through talks and performance.
This Studio Live event is the culmination of our four-month programme Platforms, supported by Creative Skillset as part of our on-going interdisciplinary Studio.
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Lighthouse is a contemporary culture agency in South East England, connecting new developments in art, technology and society across the globe.