It’s time for our network to be nourished with kai & kōrero. ADA are calling for members to take part and host meetups with Open Sandwiches of ideas, possibilities and support. ADA are offering sandwich grants of $150 to make it happen!

We are calling for expressions of interest in hosting small scale (min 5 people upwards) regional ADA member gatherings based around shared food with ideas that support ADA.
EXTENDED DEADLINE for submissions from AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON and CHRISTCHURCH is the 6th August 2019.

ADA are seeking proposals that build the capacity to reimagine our network. ADA encourages you to talk about and give the network feedback on;

  • In what ways can we make ADA relevant and supportive to those working in-between disciplines, in experimental digital art and creative technology.
  • What change is needed for ADA? How could ADA change the way we communicate? Or are there things we need to do more of (revisit) that are/were successful and quintessentially ‘ADA’
  • Do you have ideas for national projects and events?
  • Other questions you have that can be discussed?

Please provide a one-page expression with the what, where, hows of your event and a table with a budget of costs by 6th August 2019 to the email address:

Any questions email:


Accountability Agreement

ADA are seeking one gathering in each of the following centres: Auckland, Northland, Central North Island (eg Hamilton or Whanganui or Taupo), Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. If there are multiple submissions from a particular location ADA will put organisers in contact with one another to foster collaboration and avoid duplication. Similarly, self-organising is welcome.

Each gathering will be supported by ADA up to a maximum of $150. Funds will be reimbursed immediately after the event is held after the provision of:

  • Images of the event and an attendance list (noting new or existing ADA Members)
  • Receipts for event costs 
  • A form of documentation that has ideas, proposals, constructive feedback for the future etc.
  • All events must meet common-sense health and safety standards, be inclusive and accessible. 
  • The majority of those attending need to be existing ADA members (from the ADA Mailing List or ‘like’ the ADA Facebook page) or creatives working in a cross-disciplinary/ digital/ experimental practices.