Libby has won an Arts Council England Project Grant for her Sky Arts commission Britbot.
Britbot www.britbot.org is a net-based artwork exploring British identity. It is a voice and text activated chatbot that speaks to people about the topics in the UK government’s citizenship test and gradually learns from what they say. It will be online from Jul 18 to early Jan 19. The ACE funding is for a dedicated social media marketer to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to engage people who wouldn’t usually interact with art, particularly from towns, rural communities and suburbs across England. The aim is to gain a wider understanding of ‘Britishness’ today.
Arts Council England champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.