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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. 
  • Film-It
    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.
    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.
  • Roundhouse
    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.

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