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(Algo|Afro) Futures mentorship programme, (Algo|Afro) Futures


(Algo|Afro)futures is a mentoring programme for early career Black artists in the West Midlands who want to explore the creative potential of live coding.

Live coding is a performative practice where artists and musicians use code to create live music and live visuals. This is often done at electronic dance music events called Algoraves, but live coding is a technique rather than a genre, and has also been applied to noise music, choreography, live cinema, and many other time-based artforms.

Over the 5/6 week programme you will participate in a mix of in-person workshops and asynchronous online discussion around live coding. The mentors will be Antonio Roberts and Alex McLean, two leading artists within live coding.

We are looking for applications from Black early career artists developing work within performing arts practices (music, choreography, live/performance art, etc), and prior experience in coding is not required.

(Algo|Afro) Futures will take place between April - June at Vivid Projects and will consist of four sessions. Dates will be confirmed in response to lockdown restrictions and participant availability.

The call is open now until 23:59 on 14th March GMT. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. To apply please fill out the application form here

This opportunity is open for Black West Midlands-based artists only. Four successful applicants will be selected to take part. Each participant will receive a fee of £100 per mentoring session attended, plus reasonable travel expenses.

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