Room to Play is an exciting new course exploring interactive live and digital processes in music, art, performance and game-development.  It is part of a new Digital programme that we are developing in 2019.

A  group of 8 emerging artists (musicians, visual artists, game developers and other disciplines), will work closely with award-winning musician, game developer and sonic artist, Yann Seznec (British Composer Award for Sonic Art, 2015), as well as Edinburgh’s Tinderbox Collective to develop a series of interactive, sound-based installations and performance ideas. There will be a range of workshops on different techniques as well as time for developing and building your own ideas, and we will pull it all together into an exciting showcase event and exhibition at the end!

Course Details

Room to Play is open to artists aged 18-25.

It will run every Saturday, 11am-4pm, from Feb 23rd to Apr 13th 2019 at Custom House, Leith, Edinburgh.

Selected artists will receive a fully funded (free) place on the course including any travel expenses.

Ages 18-25, Saturdays Feb 23rd to Apr 13th 2019,

Custom House, Leith, Edinburgh.

The course is fully funded (free) + travel expenses covered.

Course Description

The course is open to emerging artists of any creative medium who have an interest in developing new digital/ electronic approaches through their work. This will involve a series of workshops with Yann Seznec exploring different techniques (see below), and the artists will apply these techniques to devise, develop and build a series of interactive, sound-based installations and performance ideas throughout the course and exhibit them at the end.

There will also be the chance to bring some of the ideas and installations together with the Tinderbox Orchestra, and to develop them for workshops with other youth groups that Tinderbox works with.

We ran the course previously in 2016 and many of the artists have stayed in touch since.  We hope it will become an ongoing programme that supports a growing and collaborative network of experimental and open-minded young artists working across disciplines.

Application Details

Deadline for applications is Wed 23rd January

To apply, please email with a CV and cover note (no more than 1 side, but could be a lot shorter), describing your experience, artistic interests and why you are interested in the course.

We will aim to let you know if you have been accepted by Feb 1st.

  Creative Scotland