29 June 2011

The site builds on the original Freehand branding and website and now each Freehander has their own page. Check it out here: www.factfreehand.org

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The website was created in-house by our intern Frédéric Baert from University College of West-Flanders. Fred worked very hard on creating a blog-based site with a fresh new design, where Freehand can post all the exciting things they are getting up to, as well as links, music and film that Freehand members recommend.

 

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A bit of Freehand history...

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In 2008, artist Sally Olding worked with a group of young people to design a website that would become the Freehand website. The young artists designed the graphics, navigation and content and even recruited local design agency Smiling Wolf to create the site.

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This project led to FACT's young people's programme to have its own name and brand: Freehand. The participants got a full insight into how to design a website and collaborate with local agencies and artists. The aim of the site was to create a safe space for young people to share their artwork, and talk about one another's work.

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Three years on, and the Freehand programme has bloomed. It started out being on a project by project basis, and now Freehand has weekly meetings with regular workshops, projects and events.

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The new website offers Freehand a way to signpost people to its services - whether they want to become a Freehand member or to deliver a cutting edge technology project for their youth club.

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