Digital Ideas Camp

A woman works on a laptop

Funding in the digital era. A series of workshops and mentoring to aid skills development and fund scoping for organisations in the South East of England.


Dr Celia Pearce

Dr Celia Pearce


Dr Celia Pearce is an award-winning game designer, artist, curator, author, teacher, and serial instigator.

Sarah Julia Clark

Project Manager
Sarah is responsible for overall management of projects and dependencies across the company, supporting the artists to create interactive art works of the highest standard to engage the public nationally and internationally.

Oscar Maydon

Oscar Maydon at Stanmer House for Fixing Point 2013

(UK): April – May 2013

Oscar’s first encounter with Blast Theory was in 2007 when he strolled into Lighthouse Brighton to take part in Day Of The Figurines.

Ju Row Farr

Ju Row Farr

Ju trained in dance and went on to study for a BA in Fine Art/Textiles at Goldsmiths.

Sandra Carluccio

Sandra Carluccio

(AUS): August – October 2011

Sandra Carluccio applied for an Internship in July 2010 round and spent 10 weeks with Blast Theory in 2011.

Emilie Giles

Emilie Giles

(UK): January – February 2011

Whilst studying for an MA at Goldsmiths in 2010, Emilie Giles attended a Guest Lecture by Blast Theory Executive Producer Julianne Pierce.


Support for artists: Mentoring and virtual residencies

By Guest Blogger
A still from the performance of Circles Of Fire: The Amphitheatre. Image courtesy of the artist.


Guest blog by resident artist Marina Wainer

By Guest Blogger
Collage image courtesy of the artist.

I arrived at 20 Wellington Road with the intention of writing a new project.

Through a wall

By Guest Blogger

– a guest blog by Alinah Azadeh

For many years I have made work – installations, sculptures, performances –  which have been sparked by my own personal narratives  – as a bridge for the public to bring their own stories to the work, through objects or texts and latterly, by performing them with me.

Cash money

By Matt Adams

This is an open letter in response to blogs by Bryony Kimmings and Andy Field about money.


Intern With Us

A jeep driving through a wooded area with a film crew sitting on the back

About the internship
Thanks to the generous support of the Our Friends Electric supporters we were able to offer a paid internship opportunity in 2019.

pvi collective and Blast Theory international residency opportunity 2019

Closing date for applications: Monday 5th November, 2018
Notification date: Friday 16th November, 2018
Residency dates: Monday 15th April – Friday 25th May, 2019
About the residency
With the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Blast Theory and pvi collective are joining forces once again to facilitate a unique research and development residency opportunity for one Australian artist to spend six weeks in residence with Blast Theory.

Volunteer With Us

Blast Theory volunteer Julian Hyde with associate artist Becky Edmunds

About volunteering
Alongside our volunteer programme we were able to offer a Paid Internship opportunity in 2019 thanks to the generous support of Our Friends Electric fans, supporters and patrons.

Apply for a Residency

20 Wellington Road studios

Each year we invite applications for our residency programme here at the studio.


Apply Now: Mentoring for young artists

Blast Theory tote bag

We’re offering five young artists the opportunity to be mentored by the Blast Theory artists from January 2020. Find out more.

Mentoring for PVI

Matt Adams is mentoring PVI on their new work Transumer for this year’s Biennale of Sydney.

Apply now: Kickstart Placements

Volunteer Oscar

Ever wanted to work on a film shoot? Test a mobile game? Or work with artists? The Blast Theory Kickstart Scheme supports young people in the arts.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Volunteer with us in 2019

Volunteer Oscar

Want first-hand experience working with an artists company? We’d love to hear from you. Deadline now extended to 1 February 2019.

Apply now for the Blast Theory and Brighton Digital Festival Residency

Ruben Woodin-Dechamps with the steadicam kit

We are pleased to be hosting our second residency for Brighton Digital Festival, click here to read more.

Support Blast Theory and get closer

A Machine to See With by Blast Theory

Today we’re relaunching Our Friends Electric with a brand new Blast Theory website and a host of ways to get even closer to us – by becoming a Fan, Supporter or Patron.

Blast Theory and Brighton Digital Festival residency opportunity

Studio 7 at 20 Wellington Road

We are looking for applicants to undertake a six week residency in the run up to the festival in September.

Develop your work in our unique Residency Programme

20 Wellington Road studios

Blast Theory is currently inviting applications from artists for the 20 Wellington Road Residency Programme for 2015. Apply now.

Games Jam at the Science Museum

Matt is speaking and mentoring at the Science Museum’s Live Gaming festival as part of the Games Jam on 30th September from 10.

Blast Theory supporting South East artists

For the last two years Blast Theory artists have provided support and mentoring to emerging Brighton based artists company Me and The Machine.

Rider Spoke in Australia

Rider Spoke will tour to Australia in February 2009 presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and at the Adelaide Film Festival.


Mentoring University of Sussex students


Register now for the 2018 CRDM Research Symposium: Hybrid Play

A performer in Rotterdam

Blast Theory artist Nick Tandavanitj will be talking at the CRDM Symposium at North Carolina State University, 26th – 27th March 2018.

Join Blast Theory in conversation with ZU-UK

Matt Adams in Toronto

Artist Matt Adams will be talking about Blast Theory’s work at UEL, in conversation with ZU-UK’s directors this December


Primarily, we offer mentoring to people who take part in Blast Theory’s residency programme at 20 Wellington Road.  This runs for 9 months a year, is open to artists, scientists, writers, researchers, software/hardware developers to name a few and you can apply in the summer – look out for this in our news and in our email newsletter.

We receive a large number of requests to mentor artists and advise on projects which we are not always able to meet.

Subscribe to our newsletter here.

To discuss mentoring opportunities please call Dan Lamont on +441273413455

Blast Theory receives funding from a variety of sources including commissions for new work, fees for touring and presenting work, fees for educational work, mentoring and consultancy, and through UK and EU research programmes.

Blast Theory also receives funding from Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.