Jam

Pricing

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.

Accessibility Policy:

Sliding Scale Pricing

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.

If you can afford the registration fee

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 you cannot afford the registration fee

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.

What does my Participation fee cover?

Food & Drink

  • 4 Meals
  • Snacks and soft drinks throughout the three days

Brains

  • Educational resources and support (virtual and on-site) from jam mentors in the areas of VR, generative art, blockchain, game-making, and more
  • In-person, hands-on guidance and expertise from experienced professionals in the domains of game-making, VR, blockchain, coding, and more
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and collaborative creatives at all levels

Tech & Tools

  • Over 3,650 square feet of accessible space at Toronto Media Arts Centre’s brand new, state-of-the-art facilities on Queen West
  • Technical and digital resources (film and video equipment, VR studios, film archives, media work stations, open lab studios, equipment libraries, coworking and social areas)

Community

  • Automatic acceptance to ChangeUp’s art-tech network as the inaugural first group of contributors, and ongoing access (before, during, and after the jam) to our Slack, Skills Bank, event invites, and other network opportunities

Tech Resources

In addition to several discrete stations, project platforms, and creation rooms, the jam will feature a tech and tool library for jammers to access in the creation of their projects.

Resources available to participants include:

  • VR computers and VR stations, Oculus headsets
  • Projectors and wall space throughout the building
  • Audio and video equipment including an Insta Pro 360 camera, Video, lighting, audio, classroom, small gallery, 330 capable post facilities, sound booth
  • Mixers, different musical interfaces, synthesizers, analogue and digital musical hardware systems
  • Projectors
  • Oculus Rift DK2, HoloLens Development Edition
  • ...and much more. If you have a particular equipment request, please let us know in your registration form, and will do everything we can to source!