MozFest Fringe Blog Takeover: Day 2

MozFest Fringe Blog Takeover: Day 2

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BY: Julie Neville
20 Sep 2016

It's day 2 of our digital celebration on the blog, to help get you excited for MozFest! Today we’re introducing Brighton Digital Festival.

Brighton Digital Festival #BDF16 is a celebration of digital culture that takes place across Brighton and Hove.

What is it?

bdfBrighton Digital Fesitval will be embedding Arts Award Discover into their work. A wide range of great digital arts events created especially for children and young people will have an Arts Awards adviser present to sign up and support young artists. Each young person will collect and complete a specially designed Brighton Digital Festival Arts Award Passport at events they attend. This work is supported by Artswork, the South East Bridge organisation.

What does it involve?

Children and young people can attend one or more of over 60 Brighton Digital Festival events.  The sessions will include img_20160913_100138an eclectic mix of live shows, digital installations, workshops and technology. Brighton Digital Fringe events are produced by startups, arts, cultural, digital and heritage organisations across the city.

The Brighton Digital Fringe Arts Award Passport will enable participants to log the events they attend throughout the month. There are 10 Arts Award advisers linked to the Festival who are scheduled to attend the young person-friendly events to register and support young artists.  They aim to support the completion 300 awards across the two festivals.

Top tip for digital delivery:

Always make sure you leave enough time before your event to sort out all the necessary admin needed to make the Arts Award a success.  For Brighton Digital Festival, this included registering their Arts Award centre, setting up the centre on Artsbox and adding advisers to Artsbox.  This will allow you to focus on delivery and assessment when the time comes.

Arts Award digital fact file:

Being inspired by digital artists. If young people choose to find out about the life and career of a coder, they should be able to evidence that the person makes work that is expressive using code.  This might include digital music, game design, visual art or animation. They should focus on how the coder is making creative decisions as part of their digital art form, rather than making functional code only.

Check out the work of digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle, a regular at Brighton Digital Festival, who creates amazing laser and light installations through code.  Including the 60 foot wide digital fireworks display, PixelPyros!

MozFest – what you need to know:

22212210054_bc0130e8c2_k (1)MozFest is a digital festival hosted by the Mozilla Foundation taking place in London on 29 and 30 October where Arts Award will be hosting the digital arts and culture space. We’re inviting you to get involved by attending the event with young people, or by taking the inspiration from our fringe activities to shape your own digital arts delivery for Arts Award.

MozFest youth tickets are £3 (under 18s) and educators go free. Tickets provide access on both days as well as lunch, drinks and a goodie bag.  Group tickets can be booked through this link. Schools and youth organisations that need assistance with ticket costs can contact, remember to state that you are an Arts Award centre in your email.

For further information about attending MozFest, contact

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