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Taking place in Autumn-Winter 2021, OK-PK-UK is a season-long R&D programme to find and develop new digital arts talent in Pakistan – connecting a new generation of artist-technologists with some of the most well-respected and exciting creative innovators from the UK, Pakistan, and around the world.

The OK-PK-UK programme consists of the following action research:

  • Weekly online masterclasses with cutting-edge artists who are using unexpected digital tools and techniques such as 3D games engines, virtual currencies, and telepresent theatre to create new and exciting original works.
  • Two guided Experimental Play weeks for those getting started with the new digital arts toolbox: creative coding, electronics, projection mapping, artificial intelligence, and more.
  • Transnational residencies, pairing 12 UK and Pakistani artists, to further develop their practice and co-develop new digital works.

The programme will culminate in an online creative showcase and two-day mini-festival, bringing together fresh voices and perspectives, and exploring emergent themes.

OK-PK-UK is the latest exciting collaboration with our longstanding award-winning creative partners at Numaish Karachi, and is supported by the British Council's Digital Collaboration Fund. The fund supports UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating – you can find out more about the overall 2021 programme here.

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