Creative Lab – Costume / Dance / Technology

Professional Development

Creative Lab 2017. Image by Camilla Greenwell

East London Dance and the London College of Fashion Arts Programme are delighted to offer students and emerging practitioners the opportunity to take part in the Creative Lab 2018.

Creative Lab brings together a select group of costume designers, choreographers and creative technologists to investigate how physical computing, mixed and virtual reality and e-textiles can inform practice when combined with dance and choreography.

This 6 day intensive programme starts with presentations, workshops and experimentation in the Digital Learning Lab and Arcade East spaces at Mare Street. Participants can then form smaller groups to develop their ideas further with the help of our workshop leaders.

This call is open to UAL students and alumni from backgrounds in fashion and costume, media production and interactive design subjects. It is also open to emerging choreographers and technologists with an interest in exploring the possibilities of technology and collaborative working practices.

“Access to that breath of creatives, technicians, and technology is not typical and the freedom we were given to explore was really supportive and inspiring” Creative Lab 2017 participant

To find out more please come along to our free Creative Lab programme briefing event on 30 May 7pm-8:30pm. You can register for a place here

Key Dates

30 May
Creative Lab Programme Briefing
Find out more detail about the Creative Lab and meet the workshop leaders. 

RHS Centre Lecture Theatre, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street,London,W1G 0BJ

Register for the event here

13 July, 12pm
Application deadline. Complete the application from here

W/c 6 August
Participants announced

3 – 8 September
Creative Lab 2018

At Arcade East/London College of Fashion, 182 Mare Street, E8 3RE


Date3-8 September, 2018


Location London College of Fashion
182 Mare Street
London E8 3RE

Creative Lab Programme Briefing

30 May 2018, 7pm-8:30pm. Register to attend here

Apply for the Creative Lab

Deadline: 13 July 2018, 12pm
To apply visit 




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