Participants at Lighthouse's Improving Reality 2014
Participants at Lighthouse's Improving Reality 2014


Lighthouse, Brighton

On 5 March, Lighthouse will host a day of conversation, learning and inspiration for creators using the web to launch projects, build an audience and thrive online.

Learn how to:

  • Raise money to fund creative projects
  • Use social networks to reach more people
  • Tell your story using online platforms
  • Grow an audience for your project before it launches
  • Use web tools to distribute your work

This event is for creators of any discipline: film makers, musicians, designers, games makers and more – anyone who wants to use the web in their work, for example:

  • Cross-platform or interactive documentary
  • Crowd-funding campaigns
  • Video-on-demand film distribution
  • Physical and digital drama or live events
  • Promotion and audience development through social networks
  • Digital distribution for products and 3D design files

Tickets include lunch and networking drinks at the end of the day.

Eventbrite - Studio Live: Platforms


Sarah EllisRoyal Shakespeare Company

Sarah is an award winning producer currently working as Head of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2013 she was listed in the top 100 most influential people working in Gaming and Technology by The Hospital Club. In partnership with Google, she recently produced Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, a groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare for live performance in 4 locations over 3 days, with a parallel online universe.

Hugh Garrydirector of Storythings

Hugh, as well as developing and delivering the social media strategy for Jon Ronson’s film, Frank, also developed the app for Gruff Rhys’ American Interior project, an epic story about John Evans, a Welsh pioneer in the early years of America.

Kirsty Jenningsbusiness director at Blast Theory

Blast Theory recently successfully funded their latest project, Karen. Karen is a life coach and she is friendly. Too friendly. Kirsty will speak about Blast Theory’s experience of crowdfunding Karen, and how artists can use crowdfunding to get experimental projects made.

Miranda Fleminghead of film at Indiegogo

Indiegogo empowers people to make ideas happen. Miranda will show how film makers and other creators can use crowdfunding platforms not just to raise money, but to grow an audience.

Platforms at Lighthouse Studio

We’ll also be sharing the work of our studio resdients, all of them using online platforms in their work:

Elhum Shakerifar and May AbdallaThe Plunder
An investigation of the plundering of historic sites in war-torn Syria, the illicit trade of antiquities, and the funding of fighter groups.

Sophie GiblinNice To Meet You
A series of exhibitions and a global social network of artists and creatives.

Simon James and Neil CargillAkiha Den Den
Voices and music from the inhabitants of an abandoned amusement park: Akiha Den Den.

Sophie LucasFrom the Plantation to the Penitentiary: Maintaining The Slave Trade in Obama’s America
A social justice filmmaking initiative, involving young African-American people in leadership, self-empowerment and the creation of a major creative social change.

Progress Bar in the evening

After the daytime event, join us in the Progress Bar, a new monthly night, that offers insight into the creative practices of contemporary culture’s most exciting names. Our March guests are acclaimed artist and musician TCF, and writer, editor and film curator Basia Lewandowska Cummings, who will share their work across contemporary art, music, technology and journalism, through talks and performance.

From 5.30 to 8pm we’ll have delicious food available from our very local pub/restaurant The Dorset from 5.30-9pm. They’re providing chips or fries for £2.50, Nachos for £6.00, and Dorset Burger for £8 (£10 with chips). Please note we can only accept cash payments. Please make your way to the bar to pay for and order any food you would like.

Date: Thursday 5 March 2015
Times: Studio Live 11am-6.30pm (Progress Bar 6.30–10pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets (includes lunch): daytime £15 full price / £12.50 concession, daytime and evening £17.50 full price / £15 concession

Buy tickets now on Eventbrite

Platforms is a four-month programme supported by Creative Skillset as part of our on-going interdisciplinary Studio.




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