As part of the programme we are on the lookout looking for young people aged between 16 and 21 – do you have a creative persuit you feel would be enhanced by digital technology? Then this new mentoring programme is for you.
Are you a maker or an inventor? Are you a poet or novelist? A product, fashion, interaction, or games designer? Are you an actor, filmmaker, animator, set designer or choreographer? An artist, curator or musician? Or perhaps you do something completely different – we are open to applications from across all creative disciplines.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s new Creative Technologists programme is focused on supporting and inspiring young people who are interested in creative uses of technology.
The 12-month programme consists of:
- Monthly individual and group mentoring sessions, led by Raspberry Pi Foundation staff
- Additional mentoring from industry partners
- Software and hardware project support
- Exhibition opportunities
- Field trips; behind-the-scenes industry visits; exhibitions; events and conferences
Each participant will also receive a Raspberry Pi starter kit and a £300 materials grant. The group will receive a £1000 grant for exhibition costs.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation will cover travel within the UK, accommodation, entry fees and sustenance on organised field trips and visits to Cambridge hacklabs.
Participants will also have the opportunity to complete Trinity College London’s Arts Award Gold accreditation. A Level 3 Award, the Gold accreditation has a QCF credit value of 15, and you will be awarded 35 UCAS points.
The Expectations page on the Raspberry Pi website covers some of the things we will expect of participants, and what they can expect from us.
25 February 2015 – Applications Open
9am, 30 March 2015 – Deadline for applications
31 March 2015 – Shortlisted Participants will be notified
Week of 31 March – Participant interviews (online video chat)
18-19 April 2015 – Induction weekend hacklab at Pi Towers, Cambridge
25-26 April 2015 – First field trip: MakerFaire UK, Newcastle
April 2016 – Graduation
How to Apply
First-stage applications require:
- One-page PDF outline/proposal
- 90 second video – the video could be of you or of your work. YouTube/Vimeo links are encouraged.
The format of the first stage application is deliberately open. We want you to impress us and we don’t want to limit how you do it. We suggest you include something about your previous work, your interests and your future plans for exploring creative technology.
We will invite a shortlist of applicants to interview via online video chat.
Alongside FutureEverything, other partners in the programme include:
V&A Digital Programmes
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design founded in 1852.
Writers’ Centre Norwich
Developing towards the National Centre for Writing, WCN is interested in the artistic and social impact of creative writing and works with writers, readers, literary translators and diverse communities on a wide range of ongoing and one off projects and events.
Pimoroni is a Maker-run company. They create things with laser cutters and electronics. All produced in their Sheffield workshop.
Saladhouse is an animation studio based in Manchester. It applies a love for character design, animation and storytelling to all of its work. Their animations have a humorous edge, and aim to educate as well as entertain.
Hellicar & Lewis
Hellicar & Lewis use craft, design and technology to work with brands, companies and institutions to invent new ways of communicating in real time.