Game City, Nottingham - home of the National Videogame Arcade
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
The National Videogame Arcade 24-32 Carlton Street Nottingham NG1 1NN Tel: 0115 881 3091
East Midlands
E Space

Invitation to take part in the ART // GAMES // HACKATHON

The ART//GAMES//HACKATHON is an intensive weekend workshop, which allows artists, coders and technologists to team up, collaborate and develop prototypes of game art projects. This exciting event will take place at Game City in Nottingham – home of the National Videogame Arcade on 16th and 17th April 2016.

Videogames are a huge cultural and creative force currently breaking ground into traditional art practice – this event considers how innovative new art / game projects may cultivate new forms of participation. The workshop leaders include award winning artist Bruno Martelli, BAFTA winning artist & filmmaker Ian Gouldstone, Alex Woolner the Creative Director of AdsReality and game developer & creative producer Paul Callaghan.

Workshop participants enter into a competition, which involves pitching their ideas/prototypes to a jury of experts. Three winning projects will receive further mentoring from Simon Cronshaw from Remix to further shape their projects and develop business plans. These three finalists then compete for three months of tailored business incubation.

You can either come to the workshop with ready formed small team with an existing project or you can find someone to collaborate with at the workshop on a new idea. It’s completely free to take part & hotel accommodation will be provided ( subject to availability ) on Friday and Saturday night ( to allow participants to arrive Friday evening for the informal meet & greet, the event finishes on Sunday afternoon.)
– please email Hetty Blades ([email protected]) for more information.

Twitter: @ArtGamesHack

To apply please email the following to [email protected] :

Name & Contact details.
Number of team members (if applicable).
Bio ( up to 500 words for each team member ).
Weblinks ( if applicable )
A short ( up to 500 words ) indication of what you would like to get out of the event – for example, if you have a project you would like to develop, please tell us a little about it, or if you are looking for collaborators or networking opportunities, please tell us who you would like to meet.
If you need hotel accommodation or have any dietary requirements.

– we are accepting participants on a first-come-first-served basis until April 8th.

The ART//GAMES//HACKATHON is part of Europeana Space, a large EU-funded project, which examines the creative reuse of online content across a range of media and art forms:
This is the sixth hackathon to be hosted by the project. Previous events have focussed on a variety of disciplines, including dance, publishing and photography (

ART//GAMES//HACKATHON organising partners:
E Space
Coventry University
Game City