BBC New Creatives R&D workshop 10th May at Kaleider Studios

New Creatives - BBC Arts

Are you aged 16-30? Are you interested in interactive art and new storytelling platforms? Then come along to Kaleider Studios for a chance to discuss and workshop Interactive Narrative. What is it? How can we use it? What technology is available to create it, and how can we get hold of it?

This workshop is running as a part of talent development scheme New Creatives, offering commissioning opportunities for emerging artists to create new work in film, audio or interactive media, designed for BBC platforms. Please follow the link or read below to find out more about the project!

For our current open call for New Creatives, we’re particularly interested in interactive ideas that might explore interactive gaming, interactive audio experiences and FullDome experiences. At this workshop you will get a chance to see some of these technologies in action, as well as discuss the project with BBC R&D, SW Creative Technology Network, Calling the Shots and your creative peers.

2pm – 3pm Lunchtime Talk on FullDome with Mike Phillips (Drop in)

3pm – 5pm Interactive Narrative Workshop with BBC R&D (Booking required)

5pm – 6pm IdeasHang out session & Tech demos (Drop in)

FullDome Lunchtime Talk 2pm – 3pm at Kaleider Studios, Exeter, EX1 1DF

With the Market Hall digital development in Plymouth the South West will be getting a shiny new FullDome to play with. Mike Phillips Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University, the Director of Research at will lead us into his world of immersive, interactive and performative technologies.

The talk will cover:

  • What are Fulldome immersive experiences?
  • How might we think about our ideas as Fulldome experiences?
  • How do we make content for the Fulldome?

Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips is Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University, the Director of Research at and a Principal Supervisor for the Planetary Collegium. i-DAT is an Open Research Lab for playful experimentation with creative technology. Mike Phillips is an active member of an international transdisciplinary community that engages with immersive, interactive and performative technologies. He manages the Fulldome Immersive Vision Theatre (, a transdisciplinary instrument for manifesting (im)material and imaginary worlds and is a founding partner of FullDome UK
This talk will be open to the public and booking is not required.

Interactive Narrative Workshop  3pm – 5pm at Kaleider Studios, Exeter, EX1 1DF.
At the workshop you will:

  • get an introduction to BBC Arts
  • see different models of narrative interaction from games, film and audio.
  • discuss the difference between ‘immersion’ and ‘interaction’
  • brainstorm with the group and try some group exercises!
  • and get a chance to work on your pitching technique

You will also get an exciting rundown of technologies you can use to try out your ideas straight away, including BBC Storyformer, Bitsy, Pico8 and Echoes.

Please join us after the workshop for a hang out session from 5pm – 6pm where you can discuss your interactive ideas with fellow participants and find out more about New Creatives. There will also be some fun tech to play with and see demos of!

What more could you want!?

We hope to see you there! Book in for the Workshop now on Eventbrite using this link:

*please note that this workshop is only open to attendees aged 16-30. Many thanks.

What is Interactive art?

Interactive art invites the audience to take part. In interactive art viewers are no longer passive onlookers, they are encouraged to participate in the realisation or completion of the work. You can find out more about the Interactive Creative Brief here:

New Creatives Partners