bloc // December 16, 2007

YOU MAY FUND 2009 ⁄⁄

Date: Friday, 29 May 2009
Partner: The festival is being developed between bloc: Creative Technology Wales and Chapter. You May Fund 2009 is a partnership between the festival and Safle, the strategic organisation for art in the public realm in Wales. |
Partner: Safle |

The YOU MAY FUND 2009 enables professional creative practitioners based in Wales to develop, complete or present work to be shown at May You Live In Interesting Times: Cardiff Festival of Creative Technology, 22 – 24 October 2009. The fund is open to all professional creative practitioners, individuals or collectives from any artform, living and working in Wales.

Deadline: Friday, 29 May 2009.

Shortlisted creative practitioners will be notified by Wednesday 2 June via email and interviewed on Tuesday 9 June 2009 in Cardiff Bay.


The inaugural May You Live in Interesting Times, Festival of Creative Technology took place in Cardiff in October 2005. Following its success, the festival partners bloc: Creative Technology Wales and Chapter, are programming the next Festival for 22-24 October 2009.

Festival theme:
With the advent of technology firmly placed in everyday life, May You Live in Interesting Times, Festival of Creative Technology 2009, will explore `do-it-yourself` and `accessibility`.

Participation is now the driving force behind much digital content. Not only has computing led the way for experienced programmers to develop reliable open-source systems and products readily available to the masses; now, individuals and small groups can work together towards what is termed `collaborative knowledge development`. Mass-technology has enabled communities and groups to transmit, become connected and share information technologically. The festival will offer new insight in to the implications of technology-enabled mass communication and idea development.

The festival will focus on works that draw on available technology and existing social spaces and networks utilised on a day-to-day basis. We expect that some work will address the city of Cardiff, some may establish links elsewhere in Wales or internationally. Participation in the festival is not restricted to completing new work – for instance, the festival itself may be used as a research base for new work. The festival is thinking broad….

YOU MAY FUND 2009: A one-off contribution of up to £1000.00 per application to support the production and presentation of work/or practitioner/s fee for works that address the festival theme. The festival will consider funding up to £2500.00 in exceptional circumstances. If you are considering applying for more than £1000.00, please contact the festival prior to application:

All applicants need to submit an outline and budget breakdown on the form provided and visual material (CD-ROM, DVD, URL). To download the form please see below. The festival will cover the cost of travel to interview from within Wales.

May You Live In Interesting Times is a bloc: Creative Technology Wales and Chapter initiative. The programme for 2009 is developed in partnership with Safle, Ffotogallery, University of Wales Newport (UWN), Wales Arts International and the British Council. For more information about the programme go to

Please forward this opportunity to anyone who may be interested.

Area: all wales

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