The actual value for jam participants , including space, tech, food, and mentor access, is approximately $500 person.
We are requesting that jammers contribute $150 to participate. That’s $50 per jam day, not including the flexible 4-week working period between jam and exhibition. Fees cover snacks and drink; space (during the jam and at partner spaces before the exhibition); access to high-end tech (see ‘tech resources’ below); and mentorship.
ChangeUp recognizes the widespread inequities that exist across tech and digital art spheres, and is committed to addressing issues of access and underrepresentation. This commitment includes an assurance that the jam be accessible to a diverse range of interested applicants, regardless of economic means.
We know that $150 does not represent the same cost to everyone. We are interested in building a diverse network of exchange that invites members to contribute value in the different ways that they are able.
As such, we will be offering registration fees on a sliding scale.
We are asking participants who have the ability to consider a contribution of more than $150, to subsidize a portion of participation fees for others who would not otherwise be able to attend.
If the cost of entry is prohibitive for you, we are asking that you consider other value you could contribute to the jam. Perhaps you have tech or tools you could lend to our jam for the weekend, or a workshop or tutorial you could make available to jammers.
In lieu of a portion of the ticket price (up to 70%), you can commit hours of your time or expertise to ChangeUp’s barter-based SKILLS BANK, which other members will have access to before, during, and after the event.
Resources available to participants include: