We're up for five Mainframe awards

By Claire Cutts & Joe Clark

We’re proud to be shortlisted for five awards in this year’s Mainframe Awards 2019 including Emerging Digital/Creative Star, Best Digital/Creative Start Up, Best Digital/Creative Innovation, Digital/Creative Impact and Digital/Creative Exceptional Growth. 

Awards 2-1It’s wonderful to be recognised for projects that we feel so passionate about – including our collaborations with many of the organisations that are putting Derby and Derbyshire so firmly on the creative map. From our interactive 3D virtual tours and exhibitions for well-known names like Dèda, Derby Museum & Art Gallery, the National Trust’s Museum of Childhood and QUAD, to our new Anim18 VR gallery celebrating British animation, featuring a fully-immersive CGI VR environment, available to experience in immersive VR at Viveport, and in addition we have made available online, on mobile and coming very soon, in Web VR.

As well as digital culture, it’s also exciting to be recognised for our work with local artists, including the Life & Death exhibition by David Booth and Keith Newlove we hosted in our pop-up V21 Gallery in the Cornmarket, showcasing sculpture, drawing, print and installation work. 

Technology offers arts and culture organisations a huge variety of ways to open up both new and existing spaces, share their stories and reach out to audiences and it’s great to be exploring that with so many talented people – both locally in the East Midlands, and further afield in Europe and the US. 

We’re looking forward to celebrating Derby’s pioneering creativity in the company of so many talented individuals and organisations when the awards are announced on 11 April!