Programme now online – more coming soon!

Wed 22 Jul 2015 by Gaby, Tags:

18-20 September 2015
Grizedale Forest, Lake District (UK)

The arts programme is now online featuring exhibitions, trecks and trails and labs. The screening programme and more will be released in the next couple of weeks!

Make sure you look at the ‘Practical Info’ section so you can read through how to get to the site.


Opportunities / Festival Volunteers & Freelancers

Fri 10 Jul 2015 by cochany, Tags:

Abandon Normal Devices is seeking for volunteers to join the AND Festival, which is taking place between Fri 18-20 September 2015 in Grizedale Forest in the heart of the Lake District. Working in collaboration with the Forestry Commission England’s Forest Art Works programme we are transforming the forest into an exhilarating and illuminating retreat that […]

Empire Drive-In at The AND Festival

Seeking / New Board Members

Fri 10 Jul 2015 by cochany, Tags:

AND is seeking to increase and diversify the membership of the Board and is seeking for dynamic and committed individuals to support our further development and growth to build on our achievements, cement AND’s growing national reputation and plan for the future. Board Members play an important and integral role not only in providing robust […]


Masters & Servers / Open Call for Work

Thu 09 Jul 2015 by cochany

We’re excited to launch the new Open Call with our european Masters & Servers collaborators. We are seeking to commission a new project across the forms of interventions, data manipulation, representation, research or storytelling, with  the opportunity of  €5000 towards fees and production costs. Deadline Sunday 20 September 2015. WHAT KIND OF PROJECT? We are […]

Preparing the drone to fly

Project Daedalus Showcase

Tue 07 Jul 2015 by Anna Frew

Project Daedalus’ year long research into using drones in the arts is about to culminate in an online toolkit. Aimed at a range of users from complete novices to drone enthusiasts, it includes components essential to using drones legally and creatively. To celebrate it’s release we are having a showcase event open to the public […]


Drone Labs and Sandpits

Wed 01 Jul 2015 by Anna Frew

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of activity on Project Daedalus. We’ve had two labs, where we’ve explored filming in 360 and tracking systems. Shared the learning with other arts and cultural organisations in two lab events one in Manchester and the other in London . We’ve also run two sandpit events […]


Job Opportunities: Festival Producer & Freelancers

Mon 29 Jun 2015 by Ruth

We are looking to recruit a series of new roles: Festival Producer & Festival Freelancers Festival Producer Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term Freelance Contract July 2015-June 2016 4 days p/w July 2015 – June 2016 (days negotiable) Salary:  £22,000 pro rata Deadline Extended:  17:00, Friday 3 July 2015 Join the Abandon Normal Devices creative team! This […]


Job Opportunity / Online Project Manager & Producer

Mon 27 Apr 2015 by Gaby

New Role: Online Project Manager & Producer We’re looking to recruit an Online Project Manager and Producer to join our creative team.We are seeking a capable, exceptional communicator with a passion for technology, ideas and digital culture to manage and cultivate our online community and projects. This is an exciting time to support in the development […]

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Intern Opportunity / Project Daeadlus

Thu 23 Apr 2015 by Anna Frew

We’re looking to recruit an Intern for Project Daedalus, a research and development project funded by Digital R&D Fund for the Arts exploring drones in the arts. Lead by Abandon Normal Devices  in partnership with  technologists from Marshmallow laser Feast and researchers from the University of Salford. The project explores the boundaries of storytelling through […]