There's a revolution underway in the arts world. Organisations big and small are deploying digital technology to create lively communities way beyond their geographical location and to produce a new and wonderfully diverse generation of public service content. They are also marketing themselves more effectively than ever before. At The Media Festival Arts you'll hear from some of the most imaginative pioneers in this online world. They'll explain the levels on connectivity and engagement that they're achieving and the dynamic delivery of public value that is the result.
Peter Bazalgette, Deputy Chairman, English National Opera
You've got 5 minutes and 9 pictures to bag yourself a couple of grand of Channel 4 development money for a state of the art digital project.
If you've got a cracking idea for an innovative digital/multiplatform Arts project and can do it justice in this live pitching session, the cash and a follow-up meeting with Channel 4 Crossplatform Commissioning is yours for the taking.
We're interested in the quality and energy of the idea (not whether you can deliver it on your own as things stand - we can work all that out later).
An hour-long lively, chatty session chaired by Channel 4's Director of Nations & Regions Stuart Cosgrove, aided and abetted by Adam Gee, Cross-platform Commissioning Editor.
Three companies/consortia selected in advance from the pool of entries will be invited to pitch live in the session using the format outlined below. The winner will be announced towards the end of the session, no messing about.
Each of the three selected companies/consortia will have 5 minutes to pitch. During this time they will each have 10 PowerPoint slides to support their pitch which will run automatically at 30 seconds per slide. The first slide must be text of Twitter length only (up to 140 characters) serving in effect as an elevator pitch. The other nine have to be image only (plus just one word if you really want words).
The pitch will be followed by 4 minutes of Q&A from the Commissioning Editor and the audience.
Send a brief summary of your idea of up to 350 words only to C4MediaFestArts@emap.com by 6pm on Wednesday 11th August.
The 3 shortlisted entrants will be notified on Monday 16th August and invited to the live pitching session at The Media Festival Arts.
Head of Video Partnership, You Tube
A terrific exposure to the latest thinking in digital media and ideas to open my mind for future thinking in my job
Head of Production and Development - SBS Television and Online