Scotland’s biggest arts and digital media jam event returns for 2010

Dundee 23rd July 2010– Applications have opened for the second year of the highly successful collaboration project. Next Level Dundee, Scotland’s newest digital media and arts event has todayopened its doors to a new round of participants for its unique combination ofcreativity and team collaboration alongside professional mentoring. The five dayevent, running from Monday 6th to Friday the 10th of September willsee an eclectic selection of teams come together; consisting of students,non-professional creatives and members of the public, all with the intent tocollaborate on innovative new projects that meet a pre-determined brief.

These participants will workclosely with mentors and industry experts comprised of Scotland’s mostprominent media players and academics, drawing on their expertise andfurthering their skills and knowledge of the industry. The event is beingsupported by some of Tayside’s key players in digital media, including gamedevelopers Realtime Worlds, Cohort Studios, Proper Games and 4J Studios as wellas Dundee Contemporary Arts, Tay Screen the University of Abertay and a varietyof other animation, graphics and audio production studios and individuals.

Iain Smith, event coordinatorexplains:“Next Level Dundee is back for 2010 and is going to build on thefantastic success of last year’s event. I originally created Next Level simplyto be productive through my own summer break from university, but at the end ofthe first event five brilliant pieces of media had been produced in such ashort turnaround, and so many people had been involved and benefitted, I knew Ihad to organise the event again. This year the event is going to be evenbetter. With more variety in the mentors and a little more emphasis on art,film and animation projects, as well as the whole event taking place in thefantastic new Centre for Excellence in Abertay, its shaping up to be a reallygreat event already.”

Calls for applications are openuntil Sunday 22nd August. Anyone interested in entering the eventsolo or to register a team can do so at www.nextleveldundee.comand learn more about this fantastic opportunity to get noticed by the peoplewho matter.

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For further information on Next Level Dundee please contact:

Iain Smith

Event coordinator

E: iain@nextleveldundee.com

Twitter: nextleveldundee

About Next Level Dundee

Next Level Dundee is a digital arts collaboration event for students orany individuals not currently working professionally. Over five daysparticipants will work to an open, interesting brief intended to focus theirprojects along with the help of hand-selected industry mentors. Participantswill have the fantastic opportunity to have all of their work showcased viaNext Level Dundee too, and at NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2010, in front of aninternational audience!


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