Mediabox enables young people to create media projects and get their voices heard. It has given disadvantaged 13-19 year olds, and up to 25 if they have learning difficulties or disabilities, living in England the opportunity to create media projects about issues that matter to them, from film and journalism to digital media and campaigns. Mediabox is delivered by a consortium led by First Light and Media Trust in partnership with Skillset and the UK Film Council. Over 17,000 young people have benefited from the scheme since it was launched in 2006.
LightTAG is proud to be part of the BFI Future Film Festival on 12-13 February. Now in its 4th year, the weekend is programmed exclusively for 15-25 year olds and encourages those with an interest in film to get an insight into the industry – and to get involved.
The BFI (British Film Institute) promotes understanding and appreciation of film and television heritage and culture. Established in 1933, the BFI runs a range of activities and services.
LightTAG culminated in a large celebratory event for all the participants, their family and friends, at the BFI Southbank. The exhibition will then tour different galleries – see where under our exhibition menu!
James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, UCA
The James Hockey & Foyer Galleries are public exhibition spaces. The aim is to present work of lasting educational importance, which will invite participation and contribute to the public and professional debate. Respect for the specialist appreciation of disciplines, media and techniques remains vital to the promotion of the arts at the Galleries.
The James Hockey & Foyer Galleries will be a venue for the touring exhibition.
The Lewis Elton Gallery
The Lewis Elton Gallery is situated at the heart of the University of Surrey, It offers a dynamic schedule with a new exhibition approximately every three weeks. Exhibitors are often internationally and nationally recognised artists. Private views are social occasions providing frequent opportunities to engage with artists and members of the University and local community.
The gallery will host LightTAG’s touring exhibition in 2011.
Connexions (Kent and Medway)
Connexions offers free and confidential information to young people aged between 13 and 19. Focusing on learning, living and working, they are a one-stop shop for young people seeking information, advice and guidance.
We will be working with Connexions for our Canterbury workshop which will take place at the University of Kent.
Watermans has been able to focus many of its efforts in emerging arts. It has built a worldwide reputation for Asian Arts and New Media Arts, forging strong relationships with centres of creative excellence from South Asia and commissioning internationally recognized digital media installations. Future plans include a year-long series of installations to celebrate 2012.
Watermans is hosting a LightTAG workshop for the London area. They will also be a venue for the touring exhibition.
Pathways – Hounslow Leaving Care Team
The Leaving Care Team, works with 16 to 21 year olds (up to 24 if in Higher Education) who are or have been in care to Hounslow. Each young person receives a Needs Assessment and a Pathway Plan, which records the young persons aspirations and identifies the goals they wish to achieve, and is regularly reviewed.
Young people from Pathways are taking part in LightTAG at Watermans
Frimley Green Youth Centre, Surrey Youth Development Services
Young people from Frimley Green Youth Centre are taking part in LightTAG at Royal Holloway in Staines
The Eastpoint Centre, Southampton
Young people from The Eastpoint Centre are taking part in LightTAG at Southampton University
Narco services work with the most disadvantaged people, offenders and those at risk of offending. They help to stop young people getting into trouble, find positive alternatives to crime and to achieve their full potential in our society
Young people from Nacro are taking part in LightTAG at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham
Kings College, Guildford
Young people from year 9 are taking part in LightTAG at the University of Surrey in Farnham
Combi Centre @ Kings College, Guildford
Young people from the Combi Centre are taking part in LightTAG at the University of Surrey in Farnham