About Game On
Women are currently under-represented in creative technology fields. These industries are growing quickly and as digital culture becomes a part of everyday life, it is vital that women are an equal part of the emerging generation of digital creators.
Game On is a programme for girls aged 13-14 to engage with creative technology through learning games development and basic coding skills – opening up potential career routes and raising aspirations of young women to achieve in STE(A)M* fields.
Following 17 years of youth engagement work, Threshold successfully piloted this new programme in 2014 with 11 girls participating in developing their own games; working through narrative, coding and testing. We are now looking to develop, refine and widen the reach of the programme.
“I really enjoyed the Game On project because I learnt how to do coding and I am really happy with my game” – Game On participant, 2014
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics
Who we’re looking for
We want to meet inspirational and dynamic women working in creative technology/games development fields who can support our participants in learning basic coding skills through creative and playful approaches.
A fee will be agreed for the delivery of the work.
For more information and to arrange an informal chat, contact Kristy Diaz:
0115 993 2350
Threshold Studios is a media arts producer and consultancy, based in the midlands. We are a social enterprise committed to talent and skills development in all that we do.
As an artist-led organisation, Threshold Studios has been producing new media art since 1998, with specialisms in moving image, digital and emerging technologies. In 2011 and 2013 we directed the biennial Frequency Digital Culture Festival in Lincoln. A third edition will take place in October 2015.
As a consultancy we play a strategic role in the development of the arts in the region, mentoring individual artists and arts organisations through periods of change or development. We also work with businesses, education providers and local authorities to design creative projects that engage both existing communities and new audiences.
As educators we foster new talent and devise initiatives to offer routes into the arts and media industries, with a particular focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who are currently under-represented in these industries.