Rung #3: Nurturing Your Own Digital Project

Water the seeds of your unique idea.

Our free Digital Ladders Workshops will help you bring your digital ideas to life. Over two days, you'll shape your project, and come to a better understanding of how to build a strong funding application. You'll also have access to expert mentors who will teach you the ins and outs of getting your idea off the ground.

For more information about the Workshops, click here. Workshops will be held across the Lower Mainland starting late February.

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Applications for Workshops are now closed. Thank you for your interest.




Workshops will take place at the following times and locations:


Dates: February 25-26, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Joyce Walley Room, Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver)
Deadline to Apply: Closed for applications.


Dates: May 13-14, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Gallery, UBC Robson Square (800 Robson Street, Vancouver)
Deadline to Apply: Closed for applications.


Dates: May 16-17, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room C100, UBC Robson Square (800 Robson Street, Vancouver)
Deadline to Apply: Closed for applications.

(Please note that the Workshops initially scheduled on April 15-16 and April 17-18 have been cancelled to accommodate an additional Lab in their place.)



Our Digital Ladders Faculty includes some of BC’s foremost digital experts. Among them, they’ve worked for Microsoft, Google, Disney, Electronic Arts, Mozilla Firefox, PBS, Niantic Labs, CBC, the BBC, Activision Blizzard, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, the National Film Board of Canada, and the 2010 Olympic Games, to name only a few heavy-hitting organizations. They’ve earned Emmy® and Webby Awards, and have contributed to major motion pictures, AAA video games, international marketing campaigns, educational programs, Super Bowl commercials, web platforms, tech start-ups, mobile apps, music videos, television and radio programs, and everything else under the sun. They’re a digital dream team, and they’re here to bring your digital dreams to life.

Click here to find out more about our Faculty.



Workshops are two days in length. Participants will work in multiple small groups, each of which will be assigned a faculty member who has digital expertise.

Apply with an idea you want to develop into a digital project. The idea can be roughly formed but should be a project that you or your group have been thinking about creating. Applying for a Digital Ladders Workshop is also a good way to ‘field test’ an idea that you’ve already started on and need help in moving forward.

Over two days, participants and faculty will work with you to round out your idea.

Your faculty will provide a road map to each day’s work, and the expertise you need to move from step to step. Each small group reports out to the larger group, so you’ll learn from the work being done in tandem by other groups.

Workshops are designed for anyone who has an idea they want to develop into a digital project. Your idea may still be in the formative stages, but you or your group can speak to your goals, what kinds of content/resources you currently have, and what you need. For example, you may want to:

  • Serialize an existing work into podcasts

  • Turn your visual art into an interactive experience

  • Come up with a digital solution to enhance ongoing audience interaction over time

You may want to attend as an individual or a small team of people who want to take the idea through the workshop experience. Please let us know.

This is an excellent opportunity to explore and flesh out your idea and identify what’s required to complete it. We hope that at the end of a Digital Ladders Workshop, you will be ready to execute or write up your idea for funding and planning purposes.


FEES per session

Workshops are free to attend for successful applicants. A stipend of $125/day per participant or team will be provided to help subsidize the time participants are taking away from their work.


Frequently Asked Questions


Due to the hands-on participatory nature of the Workshops, we regret that we are not able to offer livestreaming for these sessions.


We are proud to offer ASL interpretation for our Digital Ladders programming. Please indicate on the registration form whether you will require ASL interpretation.


Due to the participatory nature of the Workshops, we require two weeks advanced notice of any cancellation.