Say Hello – Public Participatory Tender 2010/11

Birmingham’s Festivals and Initiatives Team are seeking to commission six new projects which will deliver bold and inspiring public participatory programmes as part of Say Hello for 2010/2011.

The projects will celebrate Birmingham’s digital and technological achievements by developing new collaborations to increase the presence of digital content and widen the engagement with online and offline users. It is intended that the commissions will create ground-breaking initiatives, using digital media along with other artforms or technology such as Dance, Music, Film, Visual Arts, Animation, Open Data, Gaming etc to assist in developing a more meaningful and sustainable engagement with new audiences.

If you have had experience of developing and delivering participatory work andengaging with a wide range of communities and young people, this is an excellent opportunity to provide high quality digital initiatives in

the heart of neighbourhoods and communities; creating dialogue and interest in the arts from new audiences through creative digital interventions andimproving visitor perceptions more..

Note, applications should arrive no later than 10am on Wednesday 9thDecember 2010.

For successful applicants interviews will take place on Wednesday 15thDecember 2010. The contract will commence in December and run between December 2010 and March 2011.

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Two Global Hackathons – Sign up now! 18/11/2010

Be part of two global hackathons, The International Open Data Hackathon and Random Hacks of Kindness.

A combined Birmingham Open Data Hack Day and RHOK will be held on December 4th, hosted at Faraday Wharf, Birmingham Science Park Aston, Birmingham.

What’s a Global Hackathon?

It’s a free event that brings together developers from all over the world to design and build applications for real-world problems, also know as ‘code sprint’.

You work the way you want to in a hackthon: you can join a global team collaborating across time zones or stay local, working with people in Birmingham. You can work on a

pre-defined problem, or bring your own idea on the day.

What’s Random Hacks of Kindness?

It’s a “hack for humanity”, building applications relating to natural disaster risk and response.

RHOK happens all weekend: it’s the third RHOK event, and Birmingham will be the first RHOK venue ever in the UK.

What’s the International Open Data Hackathon?

It’s about using open public data, to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

Who else is involved?

Birmingham will collaborate with camps in cities across the world, including Aarhus, Nairobi, Sao Paulo, Chicago, Bangalore, New York, Lusaka, Berlin, Toronto, Bogota, Atlanta, Jakarta, Seattle and Vienna amongst others.

For more information and to book, please click here.

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