The Platform

What is the Platform?

The AltPitch Platform is a space for talks, debates, workshops and networking for artists, entrepreneurs, businesses and everyone who consider themselves creative. It acts as a mediator between creative and business communities, providing a productive environment for the ideas and initiatives to be presented and tested, and for the collaborations to be formed.

In 2021 the AltPitch Platform will take a shape of a live debate between the leading creative professionals on the subject of the arts and funding.

The Art of Monetising the Arts
Venue (TBC)
13 March 2021
18.00–19.00

* The event will be live-streamed online.

The Platform 2021 Commissions

While our main programme is aimed at performing artists, we wanted to give visual artists an opportunity too.

We are commissioning two visual artists for £600 each to create digital works to illustrate this event. The conditions are as follows:

  • The work must relate to the AltPitch main theme of the relationship btw technology and humanity.
  • The artists must be based in the South East of England.
  • The work can be presented as a number of digital images or a video no longer than 3 min.
  • The commissioned artists will keep the full rights for their work, the AltPitch will have the rights to use the produced work for promoting and conducting of the Platform and other festival events.

The proposal submission deadline: 15 February 2021

The works submissions deadline: 01 March 2021

Two selected artists will also be invited to participate in the AltPitch Platform panel debate on the 13 March.

In association with:

The Platform Timetable

9:30

Welcome & registration

10:00

opening

10:15

Official Festival Launch, 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.