Creative Europe Desk UK at Arcadia 2019
Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ
Curated to coincide with V&A Dundee's latest exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, Arcadia 2019 will bring together a world-leading group of diverse designers and radical thinkers whose work covers the spectrum of game-making; from practical design, to soundscapes and future technologies, as well as exploring games as a cultural force.
Creative Europe Desk UK supports Arcadia 2019 and will be hosting a talk with leading speakers Sabine Harrer, Will Anderson and Niall Tessier-Lavigne.
Sabine Harrer is a games researcher, writer, and maker based in Tampere, Finland. Their research focuses on cultural videogames criticism, HCI and intersectionality, and creation-based knowledge making. Author of the book Games and Bereavement (transcript 2018) and a member of the Copenhagen Game Collective, Sabine blends experimental game making and writing as modes to inquire, challenge, and queer social norms. Sabine has co-designed game experiences, using materials like touch screens, computer mice, fabric, rocks and sMalathl free online editors like Twine and Adam LeDoux's Bitsy.
Will Anderson and Copenhagen-based Niall Tessier-Lavigne are a film maker and game-maker who have worked to produce ‘Plaything’, V&A Dundee’s first Digital Commission. Having initially met online, the two came together to build the game; a joyous and intimate web-based experience allowing you to create a small animated character in your browser. Though they’ve historically worked in separate media, they share a common set of experiences through growing up in the Highlands and approach many creative problems with a similar vision.
Funding Surgeries | Development: Video Games
If you are a Video Games company based in Scotland and would like to know more about Creative Europe funding for Video Games Development, you are invited to book a one-to-one meeting slot with Creative Europe Desk UK staff attending Arcadia 2019 who will answer any questions you might have.
Creative Europe’s Development: Video Games offers grant awards ranging from €10,000 to €150,000 for the development of narrative video games (from concept to the first version of a playable prototype), regardless of platform or expected distribution method, which are intended for commercial exploitation. Find out more information about eligibility and how much you can apply for here.
One-to-ones are 30 minute slots at 12:30, 13:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30 and will take place at V&A Dundee. If you’d like to book a meeting please email Alberto.