Story Mode is a series of events that actively explore the role that libraries play in their communities via a critical engagement with contemporary creative digital practices and how this activity can enable libraries to grow in capacity and profile.

It will present new ways of working through presenting experiences and approaches from local, national and international practitioners. Story Mode events will connect libraries to current engagement practices in contemporary visual, digital and narrative arts.

This event series is aimed at library professionals, socially engaged arts practitioners, local community organisations and anyone with related interests. Story Mode events will explore different themes – other events will follow in 2017. Story Mode is produced by Dominic Smith (Artist/ Curator, UK), commissioned by the Gateshead Libraries and Culture Team, Gateshead Council as part of their Digital Makings programme. Digital Makings is supported by Arts Council England.