Commissions

‘Coffee Justice’ receives funds from Future’s Venture Foundation

I’m very happy to announce that I have received research and development funding for ‘Coffee Justice’ from Future’s

Diverse Actions Commission – Lancaster Arts

Really excited to announce that I have been awarded a commission and package of support to realise a new

Commonword Digital Literature Commission

My project ‘Heritage Carrot’ has been awarded a digital literature commission by Commonword, Manchester. I will be collaborating with

Hayling Island | stories at sea level

A digital short story collection, in collaboration with writer Michelle Green, sound designer Caro C and literary geographer Dr David Cooper. Refugees, tourists, circus acts, smugglers, a destitute Russian princess and escapees from the industrial mainland: Hayling Island’s many sea-level lives are exposed through a digital story map and a series of spoken word events.

Peas on Earth

A research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience. Building on and developing my work created via Divergency, through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

Aberdeen Music Hall

With poet and artist Sarah Hymas we have created ‘The Seventh Door’, an immersive walk connected to Aberdeen’s famous Music Hall.
Part of Stepping Out with Aberdeen Performing Arts; a project to create work inspired by the building and its history and deliver inspiring workshops for young people around Aberdeen.
The work will be launched as part of Granite Noir taking place in Aberdeen in February 2017

Q42 – LGBTQ+ Project for Young People

I am currently working with 42nd Street as a Digital Artist on Q42, a LGBTQ+ digital project for 13-18 year olds across Greater Manchester. We are working with leading artists and movers and shakers from the creative media sector to co-design and produce a new digital platform to connect and build an innovative online network. Q42 will be created by LGBTQ+ young people for LGBTQ+ young people, to develop online and offline friendships, explore and develop creative ideas and to challenge any isolation and loneliness felt within our community.

Ripple shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award

Fabulous news that our work Ripple, with Sarah Hymas, a triptych of freestanding oversized artist books that use augmented reality, organic objects and poetic text to explore climate change, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award

Plays and writing projects for young people

For information about my plays for young people, scripts and projects please go to my blog: mayachowdhry.wordpress.com/plays-for-young-people Save