Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD), LIT has been named as the Irish host of iAtelier, a European funded programme aimed at aiding the adoption and use of ICT tools in craft work.
Coordinated by Crafting Europe, and taking place in eight countries across Europe, the programme is designed to encourage innovative forms of creation that integrate cutting-edge digital fabrication technologies into the practice of craft-making.
Applications are now being sought for 20 participants to take part in ‘iAtelier’ at LSAD, LIT this April.
iAtelier’s funded programme will create a craft/product innovation springboard by providing participants with free training, access to new tools and opportunities to network with designers, craftspeople and experts from across Ireland. The programme is developed in two rounds.
The first round - Sandbox Event – takes place on April 23 and 24.
The programme invites participants from various backgrounds to work together during a two day ‘sandbox’ event. Participants will be given access to experts and will be offered a broad introduction to digital technologies and digital fabrication.
Alongside introductions to new technologies, the Sandbox event aims to forge new relationships between the participants; in particular, to match participants that have craft making skills with participants that have digital design skills.
Participants will be paid a stipend of €240 in total for the two days.
Following on from the Sandbox event participants will be invited to apply for the Residency Series. The participants will need to form collaborative partnerships of two and five collaborative partnerships will be selected by the Crafting Europe team to take part in the residency series. Each collaborative partnership will have the opportunity to take part in two residencies based at Limerick School of Art & Design.
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