CultureTECH is a quirky, intimate and unique gathering of speakers, artists, performers and industry professionals from digital media, technology, music and the arts. It is a unique celebration at the crossroads of arts, culture and technology, and is held annually in Derry~Londonderry.
CultureTECH 2014 will take place from Monday, September 15 to Sunday, September 21 at locations across Derry~Londonderry and promises to be even bigger than previous events. Now the biggest digital and creative industries event in Northern Ireland, CultureTECH attracted an aggregate audience of around 24,000 in 2013 as part of Derry~Londonderry’s City of Culture celebrations. Although the programme for the festival won’t be released until April, the organisers are keen to build on last year’s success and are promising an even more ambitious programme.
As festival Director Mark Nagurski explained: ‘We’re delighted to be working with existing partners like the University of Ulster, DANI Awards, Nerve Centre, Generator NI, the Chamber of Commerce and the Belfast Media Festival again in 2014. Events like the City Arcade, which attracted over 8,000 players last year, are coming back bigger than ever and our CultureTECH Junior programme will expand to fill the full week, with the aim of working with 15,000 young people across the city. We’re also working on some exciting new projects with local partners like the Verbal Arts Centre as well as internationally-renowned cultural organisations from both the UK and USA. One of the most exciting new additions will be a city-wide communities strand to the programme, with events taking place in neighbourhoods across Derry~Londonderry and further afield.’