Submit your event

Update: the submission deadline for this has passed!

We’re still accepting submissions, but there is no guarantee that we can fit you in any more, and it may take a long time until we get around to replying. Our volunteer team is currently busy with the first batch of submissions…

Calling all creative persons, teachers, lecturers, work-shop leaders, hackers and the like…

What project, workshop, talk, seminar, screening or event could you offer/deliver if you had your own platform inside the world-famous Barbican Centre for an hour, a day, a week or even a whole month?

Now is your chance!  We are currently inviting applications for events (non-residency based) to run at Hack the Barbican from 5th to 31st August 2013.  The call is open to everyone and anyone with an idea for an event that fits with our theme HACK The Barbican.  We encourage applicants and events to conceptually challenge or subvert what the Barbican means for them, whether this relates to the architecture or the Barbican’s broader umbrella of supporting and promoting theatre, art, dance, film, music and learning.

Events (talks, lectures, seminars, workshops, performances etc.) can be proposed by an individual, an existing group, or a newly formed collaboration.  If the form below doesn’t quite suite your purposes or if some things aren’t clear: simply fill it out as best you can, we can figure out the details later.

We now also organise regular community meetups that offer an open and welcoming space to meet prospective collaborators for August, discuss project ideas, find projects in need of support, and have a tour of the Barbican’s spaces. For details on these meetups see Get Involved.

Selected events can expect the following:

·      Free workspace at the Barbican

·      Help finding additional skills and facilities your project needs

·     Informal mentoring  (if needed)

·     Technical support (if needed)

·      Promotion through all Hack The Barbarian Media

·      Video and photographic documentation

·      The chance to collaborate and partake in a range of other activities at Hack the Barbican

·      Option to contribute to planning and organisation (if you are into that)

·      Involvement in future exhibitions and events

Projects will be assessed on the following criteria:

·      Is the event inclusive?

·      Does it give access to learning?

·     Is it open to younger participants?

·      Is the event innovative?

·      Does the event inspire?

·      Does the event encourage participation?

What we would like from you:

·      Great organisational skills

·      Great communication skills

·      The ability to problem solve

·      Commitment and passion for your event

·      Considered and realistic planning

·      A positive outlook and approach

Limited bursaries may be available to cover basic materials and equipment (but not travel or living expenses).

We will let you know by email if your event has been selected.  You may ask further questions by joining our e-mail group.

If the embedded form doesn’t work you can also access it at

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