The Platform

The Platform

AltPitch: the Platform

What is the Platform?

The Platform is a collaborative partnership between digital and creative businesses and the arts practitioners. The arts need businesses to understand the needs of the society, of the real people in the real world. Businesses need artists to help them to tackle the complex problems our world is currently facing. 

The Platform programme aims to give the ideas for creative problem solving a chance to be presented, discussed and tested, and for the collaborations to be formed.

The first part of the day will be dedicated to the talks, presentations and discussions, while in the afternoon the participants will have a chance to do something new – we have a choice of 5 workshops for 2 workshop sessions.

Whether you are an artist, entrepreneur or represent a creative business, you will take back from the Platform not only the fresh ideas and approaches to your work but also a number of valuable contacts. 

Station Plaza
East Sussex College Hastings

Friday 20 March
10.00–17.00
£35 (incl. lunch)
25 free tickets for under 25s

The Platform Timetable

9:30

Welcome & registration

10:00

opening

10:15

What is the Platform, Q&A

Artist Digital & Make X

10:30

University of Sussex: Ecolistening, Live Coding Demo & 200.104.200.2  + Q&A

Alice Eldridge, Thor Magnusson, Cécile Chevalier & Andrew Duff

11.30

The Z-X Spectrum podcast in conversation with Laurence Hill

Brandon Relph, Lizzie Hodgson

12.00

Innovative Digital: GATEWAY to EXPLORE CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES + Q&A

Esther Fox

12.30

LUNCH

Included in your ticket price

13.15

Festival tickets lottery

Tim B’vard

13.30

Workshop session 1

15.00

Coffee break

15.30

Workshop session 2

17.00

farewell

The Platform is hosted by Tim B’vard

Available Workshops

  • INNOVATION through IMPROVISATION with Soundcastle (session 1, 2)
  • HUMAN-STORY-BOARD with Make X (session 1, 2)
  • SPACE ODYSSEY 2020: Telling stories in spaces with Victor Lander, Avocado Toast (session 1, 2)
  • CODING as a CREATIVE TOOL with Thor Magnusson, Chris Kiefer and Francisco Bernardo, University of Sussex (session 1) – participants will have to bring their own laptops.
  • MeWe MOVEMENT & COLLABORATION with Joumana Mourad, IJAD (session 2)
When booking your ticket you will be asked to choose two workshops out of five. Please note that the number of places at each workshop is limited. The places are distributed on the first-come-first-served basis.