Seeding new digital performance

We teamed up with SHPLive.TV to provide seed funds for new performance which embraces the potential of live streaming to engage audiences live and online. We put a call out in April for ideas about digitally native performance projects that understood the potential of the internet to create exciting transmedia experiences. We invested in three of these projects:

  • Catherina Golebiowska’s MarsOne Extended; a DIY riff on the first planned mission to Mars.
  • Simon Farid highlights the potential of digital “identity squatting” as he becomes Michael Green, the dormant web guru alter-ego of Grant Shapps MP.
  • Film and theatre company Pursued By A Bear develop transmedia eco-thriller The Lamellar Project with Philadelphia’s Tiny Dynamite Theatre Company.

We also put together a free one-day Lab to offer theatre makers and arts organisations an introduction to the potential of live streaming and digitally native performance with talks and practical surgeries led by Sarah Ellis, Digital Producer from Royal Shakespeare Company, Annette Mees, Co-Director of Coney, Jon Pratty, Arts Council England and Stephen Harrison, Producer for SHPLive.TV.

Martin Franklin, Programme Manager of SHPLive.TV, has written this article for Create Hub about SHPLive.TV and UPstream.

You can also read Matthew Linley’s blog about the UPstream Lab.


About SHPLive

shplivelogo-transparentSHPLive launched during the early summer of 2012, when South Hill Park Arts Centre was awarded a substantial, three year grant from the National Lottery via Arts Council England. This funding has been specifically allocated to further stimulate and inspire artistic excellence and innovation in the world of digital broadcasting and live streaming in particular.