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The Arts – live, free and on demand

The Arts – live, free and on demand
The Space will be a place where anyone can engage with the world’s best digital art as it is created. Following a successful pilot season that ended in October last year, The Space will be launching in early Summer of 2014. The Space will be a creative laboratory, showcasing new ideas promising talent and the world’s best artists. By bringing together the worlds of art and code we hope to inspire the invention of completely new, exciting forms of creativity. You can pre-register interest here. The Space wants to unearth breakthrough ideas and talent and will be running Open Calls for the world's best emerging artists.

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