Join Leeds 2023 & Global Leeds Forum at Leeds Digital Festival for a panel discussion bringing together artists, commissioners, producers and makers from art, performance, gaming and creative technology backgrounds to speak about the value in making art for online and virtual spaces.
In this last year, online worlds and gaming kept us in touch with our playful side and became a social lifeline. Gaming skyrocketed during the pandemic, reaching people who needed an outlet for connection at a time of mass isolation.
This isn’t new. But it has smashed apart the stereotype of gaming as antisocial.
Music, art and performance also became a lifeline. Artists have the skills we need at a time of crisis – making complex things happen on a deadline and often on a shoestring. Culture and creativity in its broadest sense has a capacity to serve communities both practically and spiritually: helping us imagine alternatives ways of being.
So how can we make stronger connections between art, performance and the creative digital world? There is immense power in both. Let’s harness it.
Further information including guest panellists and speakers will be released soon!
This event is part of a series of activities delivered in partnership between Leeds 2023, Global Leeds Forum and Leeds Digital Festival to celebrate the power in art and digital collaboration. You can also get involved in: Forest as Research & A Digital Leeds.
About Leeds 2023:
Leeds 2023 will be a landmark year of culture for Leeds and our wider region.
Starting on 1st January, 2023 will be an extraordinary, year-long programme of creative experiences. Co-created with local, national and international artists, Leeds 2023 will be for Leeds, with Leeds and inspired by Leeds.
A showcase of creativity across all forms of culture: from dance to design, art to architecture, poetry to pop, sculpture to sport, grassroots community theatre to performances on our world class stages, Leeds 2023 will have something for everyone.
Fuelled by a belief in the power of artistic expression and cultural experiences to transform lives, Leeds 2023 will unlock talent and creative opportunities for people from every district in the city.
New connections, collaborations, creative excellence and friendships forged in building Leeds 2023 will play a vital role on our city’s journey to becoming a cultural giant in the world; one that benefits all Leeds people now and long into the future.