The Pixel Lab, run by cross-media forum Power
to the Pixel, is an exclusive workshop all about cross-platform
audience engagement in the digital age. This is an area I have been
lucky enough to
have some success in and a huge area of interest for me given
New Zealand's changing media landscape.
I am one of 32 people
selected to participate in this week-long workshop in late
June, early July. Half of those are producers with projects, and
half are practitioners (I'm in this group). We will be paired on a
project, have a week of intense workshopping and then pitch to a jury
of experts at the end!
This is a huge opportunity to upskill and bring fresh intel back
to New Zealand to be able to do even more for all manner of
projects in the arts sector.
I have spent the past ten years working in the arts sector
giving my time, energy and support to artists, musicians, dancers,
film and documentary makers, fashion, design and creative types to
promote, and sometimes produce, their creative ventures, often for
free. Now I'm asking for a little help in return.
The location of this workshop changes every year. Last year it
was in Switzerland, this year it's being held outside the Scottish
city of Inverness. It costs a lot to get to Scotland at short
notice from New Zealand, and the $3100 fee to attend this workshop
is almost as much as the flights to get there.
The New Zealand Film Commission is backing me and I am very
grateful to have recieved a Professional Development Grant towards
these costs. However, I still need another $1800 to actually attend
I sincerely thank you in advance for your kind assistance and I
publicly promise to give good Instagram while away: @annadean
#ohyes #giveittoAnnaDean #thankyou