Leicester Digital Artists in the Lockdown

Fri, 08 May 2020

Leicester Digital Artists in the Lockdown

Interact Digital Arts is very pleased to announce that we have been successful in obtaining funding from Arts Council England to help support the Leicester Digital Artists community. The support will help us with our overheads during the lockdown, to develop the Computer Arts Archive project and plan a revised launch date and - most importantly - will give eight local digital artists grants to create and showcase new work.

The project was formulated during a series of Zoom meetings hosted by Interact on Monday evenings at the start of the lockdown and will include an online exhibition of artist's work, together with three online arts events. Much of this activity will take place in June as part of a re-worked "Digital June" event. Digital June was due to happen at the LCB Depot during that month. LCB Depot will be involved in the new event, helping to promote it and encouraging other organisation and artists to participate.

The eight Leicester-based artists involved in the ACE project at present are Jim Frize, Sean Carroll, Leonie DuBarry-Gurr, Paul Mazzitelli, Paul Rudman, Joe Moran, Anoushka Goodwin and Sean Clark. Others will be invited to participate in the live events.

To keep up-to-date with developments on the project visit the Interact Digital Arts website, or follow the Interact Digital Arts Facebook Page. You can also join the discussion on the Leicester Digital Artists Facebook Group. For more information about Interact Digital Arts please contact Sean Clark at seanc@interactdigitalarts.uk.

Author: Sean Clark