Join us at Mozfest: Call for proposals 2016

MozFest is a diverse, interactive and highly inclusive event with sessions, activities and experiences suited for a range of interaction styles.

Join us at Mozfest: Call for proposals 2016

We're delighted to be returning to MozFest this year. This inspiring annual festival of the web and all things digital is hosted by the Mozilla Foundation and will take place at Ravensbourne in London on 29 and 30 October 2016. We're bringing you the opportunity to be involved.

This is a unique chance for Arts Award centres and young people to promote their digital skills and expertise to an international audience!

We're excited to be producing the Digital Arts and Culture space at the festival, set to welcome over 2,000 visitors across the weekend. We're calling for proposals from the Arts Award community to deliver sessions in the space.

What is Mozfest?

The festival brings together a community of people who want to make things on the web that matter to them and their communities. They come from all backgrounds, from teachers, to developers and activists, to parents and young people. MozFest provides a space for them to talk about digital technology in today's world, and gives them opportunities to use their creativity to take control of the internet and make it better. The Digital Arts and Culture Space will feature workshops, demos, and discussions that explore the relationship between art, technology and the web. If your centre and young people are keen to show others what they have been doing with digital arts, share their skills, and inspire others then we'd love to hear from you. Submitting a proposal is simple.

What could the sessions look like?

We want the Digital Arts and Culture space to bring together artists and makers to share their skills and explore emerging trends in digital arts and culture. This is a space for people of all ages and abilities. MozFest are accepting proposals from across the world in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

You might want to offer one of the following:

  • Demo or Lightning talk – a 5-15 minute showcase of completed work or a product, aimed at giving an introduction and inspiring participants to find out more
  • Learning Lab – a 60 minute hands on interactive session that shares skills (technical or other), this could also be a small group discussion

  • Fireside chat – a 45 minute talk with time for questions and answers

  • Hands-on workshop – 1-3 hours for hacking, making, designing or producing something

    Game – a creative approach to helping participants think about what digital arts mean to them, using your own mini space or interacting with the other sessions in the arts and culture space

  • Or create your own session – tell us about your idea and we'll explore how we can work with you to make it fit and be inspiring.

How to submit a proposal

Applying is a quick and easy process. If you or somebody you know has a session to offer in the Digital Arts and Culture space, visit MozFest's call for proposals pageto submit your proposal by 1st August.

If you want to discuss your ideas, contact our Arts Award Digital Associate Julie by email: [email protected].

Sessions can be delivered by people of all ages. This could be an ideal leadership opportunity if you're doing Silver or Gold Arts Award.


Luke Taylor

Luke Taylor Contributor

I work as the Network Administrator for Voice. Having completed my apprenticeship at Unit Twenty Three, I continue my work supporting Voice and the Youth Network in whatever way possible. Music is my passion, and I will happily talk about all the bands you've probably never heard of!

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