Creative Tech: 3 day Intensive

A 3 day intensive for young artists wanting to learn how to use new creative technology in their practice.

  • Wed 28 Aug – Fri 30 Aug 2019
  • Ipswich County Library

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This summer, we are inviting young local artists to come and work with established digital artist Emily Godden at Ipswich County Library exploring digital technologies and creating new works celebrating the unseen parts of Ipswich.

This LAB is specifically for young artists aged 17–25 interested in exploring their practice using digital medium.

Technologies which will be available for you to try out during this residency include:

  • Virtual Reality
  • 360˚ photography
  • Sound recording
  • micro:bits
  • and much more...

Six young artists will be given the opportunity to try out and learn how to use new creative technologies, expand their portfolio and work directly with professional artists.


This LAB is for Suffolk based artists working in any discipline (music/technology/paint/sculpture/film/writing/poetry/theatre/sound recording/installations/dance, etc.)

  • You need to be 17–25 years old
  • Living and/or working in Suffolk
  • Able to commit to all 3 days of the LAB

You do not need experience of using the technologies.


In April 2018, Suffolk Libraries were awarded NPO status by Arts Council England. Suffolk Libraries is made up of 44 individual libraries across the county and as part of this creative process the BLOC - Building Libraries on Creativity programme was created to develop libraries as creative community hubs. Suffolk Libraries worked with established NPO Metal to develop the programme with artist led practice being at the heart of the programme’s development.

Quotes from August 2018 BLOC Artist in Residence:

It was an incredibly useful period for reflection, idea 'seeding' and professional/personal development ... I was surprised at how lovely the dinner was as a social event. It was a really fantastic experience to enjoy the company of like-minded people in a work context, just as people.

The overall atmosphere of the week was just incredible. Everyone was very welcoming and just lovely! This created an environment where I felt very comfortable in expressing myself and communicating with everyone.

Benefits for artists

  • An opportunity to build your creative portfolio
  • A chance to try out new creative technologies
  • Time for reflection and space to develop and create new work
  • Being in a peer environment and experiencing media outside of your current practice
  • Opportunities to exchange ideas, share work and feed creativity through encountering the experience of others both in and outside the arts
  • Input from inspiring professional artists


  • Ipswich County Library, Nortghate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DE
  • 28-30 Aug 2019
  • Application deadline 14 Aug 2019

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