MadLab’s Arts+Tech Accelerator

Update: Application deadline extended until 25th November

From the discussions the Accelerator team been having with potential participants over the past couple of weeks, it’s been made clear that there are many out there who would benefit from a bit more time in getting to grips with the application process. For this reason, MadLab have taken the decision to extend the application deadline by an extra 10 days until Wednesday 25th November.

If you have any questions, please get in touch via email or call the MadLab office on 0161 839 6324 and ask to speak to someone from the Arts+Tech team.


MadLab’s Arts+Tech is a creative practice accelerator for artists working with digital making technology. Part of a £1m pilot scheme facilitated by Arts Council England and Innovate UK, we are seeking 10 individuals (or small groups) to participate in the first round, which starts in January 2016.MadLab Arts+Tech

The purpose of the scheme is to intensify arts and technology innovation by artists, creative professionals, scientists, digital technologists, and entrepreneurs, providing them with the opportunity to strengthen their creative practice and to develop new business ventures. The programme provides a space to develop new products, services and practices, and to stimulate collaboration and business acumen.

Running from January – June 2016, the Arts+Tech accelerator will provide:

  • Bespoke creative and business development. Workshops, master classes and one-on-one practical guidance, building on MadLab’s existing programmes and in-house expertise.
  • Mentoring, drawing on MadLab’s international network of expert art-science-technologists and creative entrepreneurs.
  • 24/7 access to physical resources & studio space in the newly renovated MadLab HQ, including our digital makers workshop and community biotechnology lab.
  • Financial support for the duration of the programme, in the form of a £10,000 grant.

We will be holding a number of open sessions over the next couple of weeks to meet practitioners face-to-face, discuss the scheme and answer any questions.

Upcoming Briefing Dates

Manchester. 2nd November, 6pm
Contact Theatre. We’ll be around before and during the Digital Media Drop.

Liverpool. 6th November, 2pm—4pm
FACT (Numbers are limited for this session, please sign up here)

Salford. 9th November, 6pm-8pm
MadLab Salford, 214-216 Chapel Street (Numbers are limited, please sign uphere)

Leeds. 10th November, 6pm-8pm.
Venue TBC.

Apply now on the MadLab Accelerator website

The deadline for programme applications is 15th November 2015.