Ideate Bootcamp – Manchester

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Ideate Bootcamp – Manchester

Register your interest to attend Ideate’s kick off bootcamp, designed to give industry-leading and practicable advice on immersive storytelling.

Human beings have been telling each other stories since we were cave-dwellers. How do we tell stories in the 21st century, with all the immersive technology at our fingertips? How do we construct narratives which are interactive, which inhabit unusual spaces? How do we engage with fragmented audiences who want to consume culture on their own terms, in new ways? Join Ideate’s two-day bootcamp where attendees will hear directly from industry experts at the forefront of creating new immersive content.

Ideate is a new programme for Greater Manchester-based creative businesses looking to expand into immersive storytelling. Bringing together leaders from across the ever-growing world of immersive – from AR/VR, to audio and sound design, to experiential theatre – to provide expert advice on creating innovative cross-platform content. Learn more about the programme on the Creative England website.

Spaces are strictly limited; businesses must register their interest to attend and will be contacted by a member of Creative England within ten working days. Ideate is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and run in partnership with Manchester Growth Hub and Northern Powerhouse.

Day One

Registration & Coffee


National Immersive Landscape

Hear Immerse UK’s Fiona Kilkelly present findings from the recent Immersive Economy report and explain opportunities open to immersive content creators for funding, training etc.

Ideate Mentoring

Learn about the Ideate mentoring programme and application process from Creative England’s Stephanie Clark

Lunch & Networking

Developing an Immersive Narrative Introduction

BAFTA award-winning Rose Kay draws on her expertise of traditional screenwriting in film and TV as well as her creation of innovative immersive storyworld experiences to workshop the techniques of immersive storytelling

Drinks & Networking

Day Two

Registration & Coffee

Host welcome

StoryFutures Academy Co-Production Funding

Presentations from Royal Holloway and the National Film and Television School around opportunities for production funding and free training with StoryFutures

Immersive Commissioning

Hear from an industry leader on how to find commissions in the immersive space

Lunch & Networking

Meet the Mentors

Meet some of the Ideate mentors in our panel discussion, including BBC’s Ian Forrester, We Make Audio’s Jamie Finlay, Raucous’s Sharon Clark and FutureEverything’s Claire Tymon

Developing an Immersive Narrative

Re-join your group from Day One to further develop your narrative idea and present back to the group

November 13 2019


Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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The Shed (Digital Innovation)

John Dalton West Building, Chester Street
Manchester, M1 5GD United Kingdom

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0161 247 1132

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Creative England
Phone: 0844 824 6042
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