Making for Change – Craftspace’s craft and social justice programme, gives you the opportunity to explore the social justice issues that affect you. This year we are focusing on Aston and Newtown, Birmingham.

So are you 16-19? Do you live in Aston and Newtown? Do you have an interest in social justice? Would you like to make a change whilst learning new making skills?

There are two ways to get involved, either as a participant of the Making For Change programme or as a film maker documenting the programme.

You don’t need any formal qualifications or a long CV of social justice experience. You just need to have a passion for learning and a desire for change and we’ll  fill in the blanks.

 

The deadline for applications has been extended to 14th July

Making For Change craftivism programme full details:

What is Making for Change: Aston and Newtown?
Running from the 24th – 29th July 2017, Making for Change: Aston and Newtown is a craftivist (craft+activism) training programme for young people. It gives 16 -19 year olds in the Aston and Newtown area the opportunity to explore current social issues and use craft to campaign for change.

What will I do ?

  • You will take part in five days of talks, workshops and making sessions at Grosvenor Road Studios.
  • You will create your own craftivist campaign about an issue of your choice.
  • You will showcase your campaign at a public event at Grosvenor Road Studios.

What will I achieve?

  • Create a craftivist campaign
  • Build skills and confidence
  • Social media skills
  • Basic data skills
  • Arts Award – Bronze

How much will it cost me?
Making for Change is completely free!
Craftspace will contribute to your travel costs and provide you with lunch each day.
When you complete the programme we will award you a £50 bursary.

What are the key dates?
Friday 7th July 2017
Deadline to send application form
Monday 24th –  Friday 28th July, 10am- 4.30pm
Making for Change: the programme @ Grosvenor Road Studios. 
(16 Grosvenor Rd, Birmingham B20 3NP)
Saturday 29th April 2017 1pm – 5pm
Making for Change: the showcase  @ Grosvenor Road Studios.
Tuesday 15th August 2017  (times to be confirmed)
Arts award moderation, evaluation session and collection of bursary @ Craftspace
(Unit 15 Highgate Craft Centre, 8 Highgate Square, Birmingham B12 0DU)

If you would like to be a part of the upcoming project please complete and return the form below to d.buckley@craftspace.co.uk by Friday 7th July 2017.

Apply for the Making for Change craftivism programme

Download the application form here.

If you would like more information in this programme please contact Deirdre at d.buckley@craftspace.co.uk.

The application form is a Microsoft Word file and may not display correctly when viewed on a phone or tablet. If you would prefer to have an application emailed to you please contact info@craftspace.co.uk.

Making For Change film school full details:

What is Making for Change: Aston and Newtown film school?
Running from the 24th – 28th July 2017 (plus a few additional dates in early July still to be confirmed), Making for Change: Aston and Newtown film school is an opportunity for 3 young people aged 16-19 to work with community film organisation Reel Access www.reelaccess.org.uk to make a short film exploring craftivism (craft+activism) as part of our Making for Change Programme.

Making for Change gives 16 -19 year olds in the Aston and Newtown area the opportunity to explore current social issues and use craft to campaign for change. Young people attending film school will participate in the first few days of the Making for Change programme and then use what they have learned to create their own film.  The films will be shown at the programme’s showcase event on Saturday 29th July 2017.

What will I do ?

  • Work with Reel Access learning the skills needed to make a short film
  • Learn about craftivism and participate in some making sessions
  • Film and edit your own short film exploring Craftivism
  • Showcase your film at a public event at Grosvenor Road Studios.

You don’t need any previous filmmaking experience or knowledge about craftvism.  You just need to have a passion for learning new skills, an interest in film and in campaigning for change.

What will I achieve?

  • Make a film
  • Build skills and confidence
  • Enhance your creative portfolio

How much will it cost me?
Making for Change film school is completely free!
Craftspace will contribute to your travel and lunch costs. (£30 payable before the film school begins). When you complete the programme we will award you a £50 bursary.

What are the key dates?
Friday 7th July 2017
Deadline to send application form
Monday 24th –  Friday 28th July, 10am- 4.30pm
Making for Change: film school @ Grosvenor Road Studios.  (16 Grosvenor Rd, Birmingham B20 3NP) and Reel Access Offices (Studio 308, The Jubilee Centre 130 Pershore Street Birmingham B5 6ND).
Saturday 29th April 2017 1pm – 5pm
Making for Change: the showcase  @ Grosvenor Road Studios.
Tuesday 15th August 2017  (times to be confirmed)
Evaluation session and collection of bursary @ Craftspace
(Unit 15 Highgate Craft Centre, 8 Highgate Square, Birmingham B12 0DU)

Reel Access will identify some additional training dates to take place at their studios before the film school begins.

If you would like to be a part of the upcoming project please complete and return the form below to d.buckley@craftspace.co.uk by Friday 7th July 2017.

Making for Change Film School

An opportunity to be creative with craftivism and film! As part of a 6 day programme you can learn new skills and work with Reel Access to make a film. Free lunch, travel money and a £50 bursary!

If you’re interested, download the application form here.

For more information email Deirdre at d.buckley@craftspace.co.uk.

The application form is a Microsoft Word file and may not display correctly when viewed on a phone or tablet. If you would prefer to have an application emailed to you please contact info@craftspace.co.uk.