Neverthere is offering free places for Emerging Artists to explore how digital technologies can be harnessed in the making of live performance in this digital residency. 

This residency has been divided into two workshops. This session will explores how open source webXR platforms like Mozilla Hubs can be used to meaningfully bring live or immersive performance online.

Barra Collins, Sumit Sarkar and Alan Richardson will be facilitating and mentoring each participant throughout the day. 

Barra Collins is the Director of Neverthere Festival. Neverthere provides opportunities to explore how digital technologies can be harnessed in the making of live performance.

Sumit Sarkar is a visual artist. Cutting edge technology is at the forefront of Sumit’s practice - recent projects include the use of video mapping, motion capture and virtual reality.

Alan Richardson is the Artistic Director of Surge. Alan has directed and produced live performance for 25 years, enjoying international touring success.
SparkFest is an annual festival delivered by Bath Spa University in partnership with Bath Festivals. SparkFest showcases live performances of original works by Bath Spa students, graduates and Alumni.  This year we are launching SparkFest Digital, which brings together platforms for exploring all digital content with a programme of live streamed, recorded, podcasts, radio plays, interactive parties and gigs.
Neverthere emerged in response to the COVID-19 health crisis and is working in three directions: hosting conversations about the future of making performance, organising digital residencies, and providing opportunities for artists to scratch and share new projects.


Places on the residency are limited and booked via a simple application process. For more information please email Kerry Irvine on or visit the SparkFest Google Site for more details.
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