Happenstance is a technologist-in-residence programme that ran as a successful pilot in 2012.

As part of the NESTAArts Council England and AHRC  pilot ‘Digital R&D Fund‘, Happenstance created six residencies at three of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting arts organisations: Site Gallery in Sheffield, Lighthouse in Brighton and Spike Island in Bristol, placing pairs of technologists on 12-week residencies for a period of collaborative working and co-creation.

The pilot was produced by Caper, with the University of Warwick as a research partner.

You can read the NESTA report of case studies from the Digital R&D Fund pilot and you can read an article on The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, talking about how Happenstance aims to make arts organisations ‘digital by default’.

More about the Residencies. Applications are now closed.