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Peer2Peer is an informal network of people interested in developing collaborations and practical solutions for potential partnerships across the arts, industry and academia. The network consists of individual artists and designers and people from academia, industry, public funding agencies, private foundations and government.

People are at the centre of collaborative innovation - Peer2Peer is dedicated to facilitating dialogues and encounters between people from different sectors of creativity, research and development. Conversations and random, lateral exchanges of ideas are the drivers of collaborations and partnerships. Peer2Peer aims to replicate the fluid dynamics of a people-centred approach over that of institutions and organisations.

The aim of the network is to connect people, facilitate collaborations and cooperative projects and share information in an open environment. Its areas of practice focuses on developing greater links and cooperation between the arts, business, industry and academia, providing a level-field meeting place, stimulating model projects and facilitating collaborations.

P2P is being developed in the following ways:

  • Seminars: Ad-hoc meetings to bring a portion of the membership together to discuss projects and methods of practice - explore new areas of collaboration and look at models.
  • Creative Labs: using some of Proboscis own projects as models, one and two day brain and bodystorming Lab are being developed.
  • P2P Wiki: Proboscis has set up a P2P wiki to facilitate collaboration and exchange amongst P2P participants.

Membership and participation in the network remains free and essentially self-selecting, with no formal joining process. As initiator and maintainer, Proboscis acts as the gatekeeper for the network.

P2P is managed by Proboscis as part of its SoMa research programme.

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