voidspace live 2024

by voidspace interactive art in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom

voidspace live 2024
We did it
On 29th January 2024 we successfully raised £1,830 with 54 supporters in 42 days

voidspace live 2024 is a live interactive arts festival bringing together games, interactive theatre and dance and interactive literature

by voidspace interactive art in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

This additional sum will be used to expand the festival programme, and any surplus will be used match fund a larger iteration of the festival in 2025. 

This will allow us to bring the festival to a even more diverse group of people and increase access to interactive art. 

  • The voidspace is an arts organisation dedicated to interactive arts of all kinds. We started life as an online zine giving a platform to writers to experiment with interactivity - that is reader agency or other ways for the reader to interact or make choices about the text other than just reading it - in their writing. 

Issue 9 of the zine comes out in January 2024, and will be out second anniversary edition. In between main editions we run participatory writing community happenings encouraging writers to interact with a wide range of prompts and tools.

The zine is free to read and can be found here: 


We have never charged submission fees and never will, and work hard to make the zine accessible to all. 

It occured to us that so many of the artistic endeavours we are passionate about - games, interactive fiction and other writing, live art, interactive theatre, dance and music - all share an interest in interactivity at their core, but that these different worlds do not talk to each other. 

As such we started voidspace dispatches, a free community resource bringing together interviews with different interactive creators, interactive events listings and play at home experiences. 

Read and subscribe here: https://voidspacezine.substack.com/publish/home

We wish to take this ambition - to bring together different strands of interactive art under one roof - a stage further, by putting on a one day festival in London in summer 2024. 

The festival will give participants a choice of interactive performances to discover, and a range of games and other self directed interactive experiences to share in the cafe. 

Performances secured so far include an interactive haptic dance project, an interactive musical piece, a collaborative narrative experience and a small group game interrogating a live actor as a jury. There are some names you will recognise in our programme. If we can raise enough funds we may be able to add more. 

The aim is to get creators and audiences meeting each other, and creating shared experiences together that everyone will remember long after the day is done. 

We want to run the festival fairly - paying artists union rates or better, without tickets becoming prohibitively expensive. Quite frankly, we need extra funds in order to make this happen. 

This project is not being run for profit - every penny raised will go back into the project, to ensure pay is fair, bring a variety of programming to the festival, and (if there is anything left over) act as match funding as we apply for funding to scale up the festival in 2025 and beyond.

If you'd like to help voidspace live get off the ground, you will be a friend of the void forever. 

The voices in the walls love you! 🖤🖤🖤


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£35 or more

Extra special friend of the void

Social media shout out plus voidspace pin plus limited edition voidspace live 2024 keyring and coaster P+P will be requested separately

£10 or more

Friend of the void

A shout out on social media and any festival related literature

£25 or more

19 of 50 claimed

Special friend of the void

All the rewards at the previous level plus a voidspace pin badge and priority festival booking (as performance choices will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

£55 or more

VERY special friend of the void

Social media shout out plus voidspace pin plus limited edition voidspace live 2024 keyring and coaster plus ONE of a limited edition voidspace live 2024 mug, t-shirt, coaster or tote P+P will be requested separately

£100 or more

voice in the walls

Social media shout out plus voidspace pin plus limited edition keyring, mug, tote, coaster and t-shirt, plus a personalised poetry party bag containing a selection of prompts plus a poem written using a word of your choice as a base P+P to be requested separately

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