Freelance CreativeCreative youth network
Bristol, United KingdomFreelance
Creative Futures is a project led by Creative Youth Network in partnership with Rising Arts Agency and PAPER arts. Supported by Arts Council England, Creative Futures looks to identify a way of helping young emerging artists working in all artforms aged 16 to 25, especially those who are experiencing barriers to accessing careers in the arts sector. It provides young people with aspiration and enthusiasm to progress their creative practice and professionalism to the next level. Through Creative Futures, I have made two videos exploring the topic of dyslexia. One video focuses on my own experiences with dyslexia and my childhood, and the other focuses on storytelling with dyslexics. Brought together is a visually stunning exhibition of film, music and photography, 'What’s it Like' shares with you the experiences of living and growing up with dyslexia. I wanted to create something that reflects dyslexia as a positive and highlights the low self-esteem that commonly comes along with having dyslexia, particularly in mainstream education.
Workshop facilitatorSGS College Stroud
- Bristol, United KingdomFreelance
Delivering presentations and workshop over three days to three different colleges within SGS (Filton, Stroud and Queens Road) during their employability week. The aim was to raise awareness of organisations like Creative Youth Network, Paper Arts and Rising Arts and also to encourage young people to pursue a career in the creative industries. Hopefully, by meeting with other young artists who are doing just that, it will dispel the myth that it is unachievable. I covered the topic of overcoming barriers and spoke about my personal experiences in school and my Dyslexia. By addressing these issues, I hope to help young people that had similar experiences in school to me. I also had the chance to provide support to some of the young people during a Peer-to-peer advice session. Within these sessions, I provided advice and support around alternative options to university and connections within Bristol to work your way up and pursue a career in the creative media industry
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- Photo Editing
- Film Camera
Audience Choice AwardboomsatsumaI have just finished a 6-month bursary ran by The Arts council and Creative Youth Network in Bristol called Creative Futures. Creative Futures looks at identifying 5 young emerging artists and provide them with commission to make a piece of work, mentoring with industry professionals and studio space as well as the opportunity to showcase our finished work in a final exhibition. For my project I made 2 short films about dyslexia and how It effects young people’s self-esteem within the education system. One of my short films was entered into a film festival ran by the Engine Shed in Bristol and won the audience choice award.