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About Content Creator

Content Creator recognises an individual’s innovative use of digital technology to create and distribute creative and cultural content into homes, venues and community spaces.

This Shortlist and Winner of this category was chosen by out expert Judge – Helen Spencer, Consultant, Executive Producer and Mentor.

Category Partner, Factory International, offered prizes of MIF23 tickets to the Shortlist and the Winner will be invited to attend the press night of world premiere and official Factory International venue opening show, Free Your Mind.

The Winner

Roland Lane – ‘SONZAI’ – A groundbreaking mixed reality art installation at the V&A in London

Sonzai is a innovative Mixed Reality installation experience, featuring a photorealistic hologram dancing in the V&A Paintings Gallery. This interdisciplinary collaboration reflects Roland’s commitment to exploring emerging technologies and their potential for creative expression, cementing him as a trailblazer in the fields of creative digital technology.

The Shortlist

The Longlist

  • Christopher Cundy – Archaeology of the Ear (Season 2)
  • Durty Beanz – Durty Beanz: Instagram as an experimental space for the display and creation of contemporary art practice
  • Kerryn Wise – Touring Facades: finding new audiences through a virtual reality (VR) dance artwork
  • Rachel Parry – MALPER: neurodivergent storytelling via interactive chatbot
  • Rose Collis – How I taught myself to create my first free-to-access digital film for diverse international audiences
  • Zoe Williams – Microblogging content distribution with limited resources

Want to learn more about creating and distributing digital content?  

The Digital Culture Network can help! Our digital experts can provide free 1-2-1 support to all creative and cultural individuals and organisations who are in receipt of, or eligible for, Arts Council England funding. If you need help with a specific issue or would just like to chat about your digital ambitions, please get in touch.

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Helen Spencer
Consultant, Executive Producer and Mentor

Helen has spent decades working in the broadcast, digital, arts and cultural sectors and has extensive experience as a creative practitioner, consultant and mentor. She currently works as a Tech Advisor on the Bloomberg Digital Accelerator programme helping cultural organisations build audiences and deliver dynamic programming virtually and in person.

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Factory International

From the team behind Manchester International Festival, Factory International is a landmark new cultural space that will commission, produce and present new work by the world’s most exciting artists, offering a space to make, explore and experiment from June 2023.

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