The Lightbulb Sessions | Workshop Opportunity

  • Professional Development
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed
  • Professional Development
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed.

Website Civic Digits

A new series of workshops exploring what data driven theatre and performing arts is and could be.

Starting in August 2024, the Lightbulb Sessions are a new series of monthly workshops, where creative technologists and performing arts practitioners will gather to learn and collaborate on ideas that integrate data driven technology with innovative, theatrical storytelling. The sessions will be led by leading Scottish data driven theatre makers, Civic Digits (Many Good Men, The Big Data Show) tech ecosystem support organisation, CodeBase. The sessions will be led by hacker, inventor and tech journalist Rupert Goodwins with playwright and Artistic Director of Civic Digits, Clare Duffy.

The Lightbulb Sessions are monthly workshops looking at a different aspects of data driven theatre: From exploring what data driven tech is and how you could/should use it, to IP and contracts, from finding and commissioning technologists, to designing inclusivity and accessibility into new tech, to thinking about security and ecologically responsible tech. Each month there will be a different topic, an expert speaker and exercises supporting you to develop your new ideas for new tech.

At the end of the 12 months there will be two grants of £2000 available to apply for to get a new idea started, which Civic Digits and its partners will mentor and support.

Each workshop will provide:
– An expert speaker each month.
– The option to take part part both online and at Codebase, Edinburgh
– The chance to apply for micro grants to start making your own technology for theatre/live performance.
– A new data driven theatre online hub.
– Excellent snacks.

Last Wednesday of the month, 3:30pm-5:30pm, August 2024 – July 2025.
Post-session socials, 6pm-8pm.
Places: 10 places available for theatre makers in Scotland and 10 places for creative technologists.
Pricing: Salaried individuals £240 (12 sessions). Up to 10 spaces available at no cost to freelancers.

Apply for entry to the Lightbulb Sessions by emailing If you would like to take part, please send an expression of interest, (of approximately 200 words) to Civic Digits explaining why you would like to take part, as well as if you are requesting a subsidy

For further information, please contact or visit The deadline is Friday 05 July 2024 at 17:00.

Location: Remote and CodeBase, Edinburgh

Deadline: 5 July 2024

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