Culture³ = Art is Digital?

What could happen when artists meets digital technologists and engineers? The speakers will be talking about some of the most fascinating work that is a result of convergence between artists and digital.

There will be a discussion on the exciting results, what makes or break this unlikely collaboration and what are the possible funds available out there. The event will conclude with lunch at 1:30pm and networking until 3pm where attendees can have a chat with our speakers.

12:30 – 1pm

1pm – 1.30pm  Discussion Panel

1:30 – 3pm Networking

Who is it for?

  • Artists who are interested in different tools to developing your work
  • Digital technologists who are interested in injecting something different in your work.

Who is speaking?

Irini Papadimitriou

Irini is Digital Programmes Manager at the V&A, responsible for the annual Digital Design Weekend a part of London Design Week. She runs the monthly Digital Futures an open lab event for students, researchers and creative industries practitioners, a show & tell and pop up studio event in the galleries presenting projects on the intersections of art, design, craft, technology and science.

Irini is also the Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, an arts organisation presenting innovative work and supporting artists working with technology, where she is curating the exhibition programme and an annual digital performance festival. Recent exhibitions include Michael Burton’s and Michiko Nitta’s Isoculture, Stanza’s The Emergent City. From Complexity to the City of Bits, Anna Dumitriu’s The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis, Paul Granjon’s Is Technology Eating My Brain? and Networked Bodies: Digital Performance Weekender.

Irini have worked and developed Mozilla Fest and was a 2014 judge of Ars Eletronica.

James Turnbull

James is an award-winning producer, programmer, educationalist and project manager. Currently he is spearheading  #TOMTech – a multi-faceted research & development project for The Old Market theatre, pushing the boundaries of performance and technology, virtual reality and live story-telling – for which he has been profiled by The Guardian and the BBC.

He has been a figurehead of the English arts and cultural scene for over 16 years, managing some of the UKs most celebrated companies, festivals and venues including The Shout, Cartoon De Salvo, The Old Market, Starboard Festival and Otherplace Productions.

James’ tour and production management includes work for the BBC Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, Battersea Arts Centre and the South Bank Centre as well as found spaces, village halls, schools and youth clubs.

As Executive Producer of the award-winning OnO Theatre for over 5 years, James oversaw more than 20 productions and theatre-in-education tours, raising significant investment from Arts Council England; the police; the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and local authorities. James is a trained work-based learning assessor, and has widely taught Live Events & Promotions and Arts Management at further and higher education levels in London and Sussex.

James was a Director of Otherplace Productions for 5 years, with whom he founded 160-seat pop-up performance venue The Warren – winning Best Venue and Best Contribution to the Brighton Fringe Festival at The Latest awards in 2012 – as well as managing central Brighton theatre, music, film and visual art venue, The Basement.

What is Culture³

Culture+ Creative Conversations is a platform to discuss, debate and challenge the status quo. To gain inspiration, spark collaborations and revolutionise the way we work in the arts and culture. At each event, held at various venues across the county, we invite a panel of interesting and experienced people to start the debate, and extend the discussion to us all.

This particular Culture³ is a collaboration between The Arts Development Company, Bournemouth Emerging Artists Festival (B.E.AF) and Silicon South.

How to book

  • Spaces are limited
  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+  event is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.


For Artists


Fri 4 May 2018

12:30- 15:00



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