Peter joined Arts Council England as the Relationship Manager for Creative Media in the South East in 2015. Prior to this he was the lead for Eastleigh Borough Council on the EU INTERREG Recreate project, regenerating deprived town centres through the development of artist hubs. Peter was a member of the CIBAS (Creative Industries Business Advice and Services) team at University of Portsmouth from 2007 to 2012. He trained at Arts Educational Schools London and worked as an actor specialising in stage combat before undertaking a second MA at the University of Chichester in Creative Writing. His writing is often inspired by Japan and has been published in Firewords Quarterly. For Arts Council England, projects Peter has been involved in include Random Acts (Channel 4), New Creatives (BBC), Creative XR (Digital Catapult). He has championed the emerging VR arts scene in the region, supporting The Old Market’s TOM Tech programme since it launched in 2016, and is the lead in the South East for Arts Council England-funded cultural activities involving digital technologies in the creation of, or capture and dissemination of work.
Are you looking to raise investment and are working on your pitch? Is it in draft form, or maybe you’ve already shown some investors but would value some feedback. Following on from Ella Romanos' talk - ‘What Investors Really Look For', this session will provide an opportunity for you to get honest direct feedback from a range of financers and funding experts, in small groups. With a range of experts from publishers to VCs, get feedback that helps you develop your pitch in the direction that you want. Expect honest and constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch and chances of raising funding, as well as an opportunity to meet the financers.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
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