Mediabox in London
Date posted: 14.09.2007
The latest funding allocation for Mediabox has been announced and more than £400,000 has been awarded to London-based organisations.
Mediabox, established by The Department for Education and Skills, is an initiative offering 13-19 year olds the freedom to develop and produce creative media projects.
The projects listed below will offer opportunities to more than 500 young people in the capital:
- Oblique Arts
Project title: SE5 Scene
Amount awarded: £18,650
Young people will be taken through an apprenticeship process to produce moving portraits of themselves and their environment. Final works will be projected onto the walls of the estates where they live.
- Exposure Organisation Limited
Project title: Exposure Youth Advertising
Amount awarded: £20,000
Exposure will recruit young people to plan, develop and produce four print advertisements and four related 30-second video commercials. The finished products will identify issues they feel are important to themselves, their peers and the community they live in.
- S.P.I.D. theatre company
Project title: Happyslap
Amount awarded: £14,888
Teenagers from the Kensal House estate will work with production professionals to make a film that reflects their own views of society. The project will also involve designing and developing a marketing pack for the film.
- Royal Anthropological Institute
Project title: East End Ethnography
Amount awarded: £7,835
This project will enable a group of students from Greenwich Community College in South-East London to produce and direct 3 short documentaries about identity.
- Stowe Centre
Project title: 'The Pyramid' Newspaper Project
Amount awarded: £71,812
Attendees of Stowe Youth Centre will devise and author two issues of a 48-page quarterly newspaper, which will be distributed across London.
- L'Ouverture Trust Limited
Project title: Daring to Dream
Amount awarded: £79,249
Participants will explore the topic 'Aspirations', applying it to inner city London and resulting in a positive viewpoint of youth culture today.
Project title: Straight intofilm
Amount awarded: £79,748
A youth-led project, supporting young offenders and those at risk of offending, to develop media skills through the creation and distribution of group-devised short films.
- POWER PLAY PRODUCTIONS
Project title: Media Magik
Amount awarded: £54,623
This project will further engage young people in the London Borough of Haringey, through access to media tools, to develop their own voice.
Project title: Roundhouse Studios
Amount awarded: £74,928
Allowing young people to explore their creativity in music video production, radio production, television production and game design.
The next application deadline for Mediabox is 18 September. Find out more about this initiative on the Mediabox page.