bloc // June 7, 2006

northern bloc Project 2006 – 2007 ⁄⁄

Date: July 2006 – July 2007

This phase of the northern bloc project extends the project remit to the three counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

This year we are excited to be putting together a new timetable of informative and relevant networking events, seminars and a one-day conference; details of which will be circulated in the coming months. These events will be based upon the key professional development issues that have been collectively identified in the pilot project.

If you haven’t already heard of northern bloc or benefited from any of its activities, we want to hear from you to ensure we reach all creative technology practitioners and providers in the project area.

Please visit the website for further details.

Outline:

bloc was formed as an art and technology forum in 1998 in response to the creative, commercial and cultural developments that became available through digital technology ´ a new field of practice referred to as ‘new media’. It has now grown into a pan-Wales creative technology organisation.

northern bloc was established as a pilot project in 2005, in Conwy County. The aim of the project being to identify and bring together individuals and clusters from the creative industries working with new technology; collate information about activity and provision for the sector in Conwy; identify examples of best practice and programme a series of professional development events for practitioners and providers in the area.

Now in its second phase, northern bloc continues to develop networks to provide real opportunities for collaboration, alliance, and partnership between Wales-based organisations, enabling cross discipline exchanges between business and industry, science and technology, education and creative practices.

This year we are excited to be putting together a new timetable of informative and relevant networking events, seminars and a one-day conference; details of which will be circulated in the coming months. These events will be based upon the key professional development issues that have been collectively identified in the pilot project.

If you haven’t already heard of northern bloc or benefited from any of its activities, we want to hear from you to ensure we reach all creative technology practitioners and providers in the project area. You can contact either project officer via the details below. Additionally, you can keep up to date with northern bloc’s activities on the website (www.bloc.org.uk) and by registering for the free bloc bulletin, which contains information and opportunities for the creative technology sector in Wales and the UK. To register for the bulletin, visit the website and register your details.

Please get in touch on the contact details below if you would like any further information on any of northern bloc’s activities.

northern bloc Contact Details:

Stefhan Caddick, Project Manager
bloc y gogledd: Technoleg Creadigol Cymru
northern bloc: Creative Technology Wales

Canolfan Fusnes Conwy / Conwy Business Centre Cyffordd Llandudno / Llandudno Junction
Conwy LL31 9XX

Ff´n/Tel: 01492 574544

E-bost/Email: stefhan@bloc.org.uk

Sponsors:

Arts Council of Wales, Anglesey County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Gwynedd Council

northern bloc is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council./ Cefnogir bloc y gogledd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy, Cyngor Gwynedd a Chyngor Sir Ynys M´n.

Area: northern bloc