#EveryHomeATheatre from Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a brand-new stay-at-home initiative that will give people of ALL ages the opportunity to get creative and have some theatre-based fun together at home. Each week, we’ll be setting a new challenge and inviting our followers and audiences to share their creative response to it. From Shakespeare to singing, we’ve got lots of fun in store!
BFI Film Academy & We Are Parable have teamed up to create a short film competition for young Black filmmakers aged 16 to 19 years old. They are looking for films 15 minutes & under. The winning film will be uploaded to BFI Player and the filmmaker will receive tailored career support from BFI Film Academy & a free camera hire from Canon UK. Find out more & apply here. Applications close 23rd of July.
Spotlight goes online, with creative challenges, competitions, tutorials and more.
Drillosophy: The music education charity Roadworks is teaming up with Mixtape Madness to create a video series. Drillosophy is a response to the COVID-19 lockdown, giving young music fans at home remote access to weekly, fun workshops of critical thinking, and giving educators practical resources to deliver. Episodes will be uploaded to the Mixtape Madness channel every Thursday evening. Resources for youth workers and educators will be available to download on the Roadworks website.
TrashCanLondon Design Challenge: daily design challenges via Instagram from Central St Martin’s.
Eastside, based in Hackney, has posted a series of Creativity Challenges online that young people can take part in. Try your hand at poetry, vlogging, songwriting, animation and lots more! Or, if you’re in or near Hackney, enter their Creative Manifesto Challenge to be in with a chance to have your ideas featured in a professional art installation at Shoreditch Town Hall!
Young Urban Arts Foundation is offering free online courses from 6th July 2020, open to young people aged 13 – 19. The sessions are run by expert artist facilitators and there is additional support and progression routes if needed. Sign up for the different workshops covering Arts and Activism and Skip to the Beat multi-arts programme on Mondays, Poetry on Tuesdays, Monologues on Wednesdays, Singing on Thursdays, DJ Skills on Thursdays and Rap on Fridays.
ImagiNation from TheatreCentre and Theatre503 has worked with 19 of the UK’s most exciting writers, who have written a collection of stories for the nation, exploring humanity and the unprecedented circumstances we are currently living in. Now it’s over to you to perform and record them. Perform one, or a couple, or more and then send your videos to Theatre Centre 6pm Wednesday 10th June 2020, through the upload link on the website. A selection of these recordings will be turned into a short film; a patchwork of stories told by a multitude of voices.