FACT's young people's programme Freehand runs creative art, digital media and film projects for 13 to 25 year olds.
Our Freehand programme looks like this:
We are looking for a group of twelve 16 to 25 year olds who are interested in getting involved in an innovative artistic programme aimed at young creatives. We are looking for students/artists/film makers/bloggers/curators based in Merseyside who will collaborate with FACT’s programme team to plan, create and deliver workshops and exhibitions to compliment FACT’s Exhibition Programme.
The group will meet every two weeks to plan and discuss activities/ workshops/ exhibitions. You will lead the programme; generating research, artwork, public workshops and tours. You will have opportunities to exhibit your work as well as being involved in the Young People Festival (a city wide cultural festival for young people planned for Summer 2014).
This free programme is part of FACT's young people's programme ‘Freehand’.
If you are interested in this project please email email@example.com. You will then be invited to an ‘Interest’ evening at FACT at 19:00 on September 24th where you can learn more about the project and meet the staff.
Working in collaboration with local organisations like DoES Liverpool & LJMU, we run ad hoc Maker workshops and projects, responding to our exhibitions, trends and other things happening in the world of Hacker/Maker culture.
We are currently developing our film programme. We will be offering film making workshops which you can find in our brochure or advertised on the website. We will also be running Film Making Short courses in the School holidays.
Freehand is currently full and has a waiting list. If you would like to be placed on the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Freehand is a social hub for anything creative. Ideas, small or big are always acknowledged and encouraged no matter how far-fetched they sound. It's a backstage pass to the creative world and opens up opportunities that are not only fun engaging, but useful too." Reuben, Freehand Member
"FACT has helped me explore my creative skills, and given me the opportunity to collaborate with other young creative people and enabled me to execute my own ideas through film, curating and other types of media" Teresa, Freehand Member
We also run innovative funded projects. Here are a couple of examples.
FACT is delighted to be hosting the BFI Film Academy in Merseyside for the second time. This intensive filmmaking course is a chance for 16 to 19 year olds to collaborate with a professional filmmaker to make a short film.
The course covers film history and filmmaking as well as giving participants the opportunity to work alongside people who are working in the film industry today.
Innovation Labs is a large scale project presented and funded by Comic Relief, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Nominet Trust. It is a project that oversees the development of a collection of digital tools designed by and for young people. The products all have the aim to support young people in managing their mental health and well-being.