The Accelerator is a framework and meeting place for individuals who want to create art for the Midburn event whether they are experienced or new to this world. The model is primarily peer learning based, creating a framework for support and knowledge sharing among artists and subject experts. in 2016 we had 28 teams of all sizes participating!
Our model draws inspiration from tech startups and atelier studio learning, while putting the primary focus on participation and creating tangible milestones. This is supported by theoretical and technical lectures on subjects relevant to all artists creating interactive installations.
Teams participating in the program have access to subject experts and practical connections in worlds of art, design, engineering, production, construction, fund raising, and project management. These experts are available at the accelerator meetings, and many end up joining the teams themselves. This year we have over 30 volunteers experts from the community.