Design for Play in PlayHQ
Two to three times a year, we design and create themed, immersive and interactive play activations in PlayHQ suitable for a pre-school audience. The installations intersect art, play and creative technology and encourages creative exploration, play and imagination in young children.
For our next play installation, we are looking for innovative and original ideas responding to a sound-related experience. We are also open to receiving other ideas for future installations.
Your idea could include one or some of following elements:
- Sonic labyrinth/ sound lab
- Sound play/ exploration
- Acoustic and digital sound
- Sonic art
- Interactive games
- Sound mixing
- User experience sound design
- Sensor activated soundscapes and projection mapping
We are looking for safe and immersive play experiences/activities that target 2 age groups:
- Babies and children under 2 years
- Pre–schoolers aged 3-5 years.
Your proposal ideally targets both age groups, but it could also focus solely on one age group.
This opportunity is offered to both emerging and experienced artists from all disciplines and we encourage artists who have never worked with children before, as well as those with extensive experience to send us ideas, which we can work together on.
Your proposal can consist of a small component or full concept design.
A component can mean an idea for an activity or an activation in the space. A play installation concept design can mean lots of ideas mapped out in the space. The space is your oyster and we encourage applications with ideas starting from a beginning stage to a more realised concept.
Successful applicants will be supported by the Public Programmes team throughout, from developing your idea, to budgeting, designing, building, production management and installation. Your idea will be treated as a collaborative partnership and co-creation between yourself and Capital E.