Maker Monday Commissioning Programme Open Call


Maker Monday Commissioning Programme is an open call for collaborative arts and digital technology projects. The project is led by Birmingham City University, in partnership with four Birmingham based cultural organisations including BOM. It aims to increase the ambitions and opportunities of local artists and makers to inspire local audiences.

The Maker Monday Commissioning Programme is an initiative developed from the existing monthly Maker Monday events that bring creatives, artists and technologists together to develop ideas through open innovation and collaboration. Hosted at BOM, Maker Monday draws on the rapid growth of cheap computing, such as the Raspberry Pi, prototyping tools, such as 3D printing and modern projection techniques such as telepresence.
The focus of the on-going event is to build collaboration and learning between the participants to deliver new creative technology projects. Maker Monday involves a range of collaborators from across the city. At each monthly event, an expert presents their own specialism and then shares techniques through a workshop.
Planned themes include virtual reality, holographic projection, development with Raspberry Pi and using EEG brain sensors. There will also be sessions with guest artists working with innovative technologies.

    • Open call deadline: Monday 25th July 2016 at 12 noon
    • £2500 funding available
    • Presentations of the selected projects: Monday 5th September
    • Participation workshops: October half term

For more information about the commissioning programme and how to apply, click here.