BBC3 and Latimer are looking for you creative lot to get involved with this exciting collaborative project. M20 collective love this idea and are supporting the project by giving our followers the news. The team at Lorimer got in touch so we could spread the word on how to get involved, its your last chance with 48 HOURS TO GO. So read below to find out more and show them what Manchester have to offer!
It’s time to have fun and #JoinThePlayground.
Are you eager to have your voice heard, ideas seen and the chance to get your content commissioned? Then you need to #JoinThePlayground. The Playground is BBC Three and Latimer’s pioneering creative network, set up to help young creatives, all sorts of talents included, develop their work and put it out for the world to see.
In the Playground you’ll be set weekly live briefs based on content broadcast on BBC Three, to which you should respond with complete creative freedom. Upon receipt of your content, you will get weekly feedback from BBC Three and Latimer.
So, whatever your talent may be, we’re looking for it:
and everything in between!
If your application is successful, you will gain unprecedented access to a national youth network of brilliant young minds, have the chance to be mentored by industry professionals, and get your voice heard, all whilst co-creating the future of content for BBC Three.
We welcome applications from young people from all social and economic backgrounds, regardless of your race, gender, sexual orientation or religion we want to hear from you. So if you think you can rise to the challenge, the gates are now open for YOU to share your ideas and get the feedback and creative mentorship you deserve.
To apply, please send an email with the following:
We also require a response to one simple but open-ended phrase:
“I am me because…”
You have creative control over how you respond to the statement above – we want to see videos, photos, print designs, the whole sha-bang. So think big, creative and surprise us!
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be between the ages of 16-25 and based in the UK.
Application deadline: 18th December 2015
If you are successful you will be required to attend an exclusive launch event at the BBC in London on Monday 11th January.
M20 Collective: PARADISE NOW Press release
Daily we live and abide by a set of rules. Rules of law, rules set in place by those who govern us. Rules set in place by each other and society: Rules that go unnoticed, sometimes un-governed and sometimes un-questioned. However what happens when we begin to truly break down these rules? Can we achieve a sense of truly being in today’s society? What happens when we express ourselves outside of the rules? Out with the constraints of right and wrong and articulated through a community of contemporary artists.
In June 2015 M20 Collective submitted an online artist call out with a creative brief formed by one MMU Fine Art scholar. 13 have been chosen to part-take in the PARADISE NOW showcase.
On the 25th September 2015, M20 collective will bring together 13 Artists who have produced a range of pieces from photography collages to installations, international film screenings and illustration. This dialogical exhibition contains a select choice of creativity from Manchester and beyond. Alongside this array of visual provocations, three unique live acts including headliners Ask My Bull, will stimulate your auditory senses with music that plays outside of genre boundaries and overlooks the norms of the dominant music scene.
ARTISTS: Alex Lowther-Harris, Alex Webb,Cerys Thorne, Emily May, Daisy Preece,Joao Merinhos, Gemma Nethercliff, Kyle Cartilidge, Leo Robinson, Natalie Wardle, Ray Martin, James Sanders, Peter Silva and Corin Silva (Remoraflims), Alyxandra Press (Pairodocks films), Sian Leyshon and Vicky Clarke.
Curated by Rachel Ferguson and facilitated by the M20 community leaders Joel White and Yemi Bolatiwa, this evening is set to be an exciting group production; where diverse art forms are brought together to communicate one concept: PARADISE, NOW!
A £3 entry fee give will you access to this collaborative event at an impressive arts venue: The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill Manchester M4 2AF. Contact email@example.com for more details.
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Back in August, M20COLLECTIVE hosted M20 Pop-Up @ Antwerp Mansion, an integrated arts festival celebrating some of the amazing musical, artistic and other creative talent that the collective has had the chance to work with over the last year.
This year, the pop-up was held as a fundraiser to kickstart M20’s forthcoming community projects, including MYCP (M20Collective Youth Creativity Project), and in support of some of the great urban permaculture projects happening around the city, like the Fallowfield Secret Garden Project.
Check out this mini-documentary capturing thoughts and footage of various stallholders, organisers and attendees over the course of the day:
‘From mother to child we carry ancient information in our DNA, we are inextricably linked to the planet in our past and in our future: we’d do well to remember this more often. Once we die we will return to that place of non-existence, whatever it is, but our legacy will live on, in our children and the world we leave for them. This painting is supposed to represent a foetus in the womb, which in it’s early development is difficult to tell apart from other species, the unborn life form is surrounded by organic patterns of nature. Many people I have spoken to have taken different meaning from it: a protective cocoon, the centre of the earth, the growth of a cell, roots and a seed, a breast, meditation and the eastern symbol of the OM – whatever you see I hope it inspires some thoughts of your own. Peace x’
Danny Smyth, MCR born London living artist and writer
Check out his poetry and illustration elsewhere in the creative corner…
Black & BLUE is a Manchester-born arts and literary collective that shares writing and hosts exhibitions in Manchester and London. Exploring politics, poetics and all that’s inbetween, it publishes beautiful journals, pamphlets and critical writing.
They are currently open for submissions to Black & Blue #4, a new anthology of creative writing around the theme of REVOLUTION to be published 5th November.
“Revolutionary writing takes place at the limits of life, at the distant and compulsive outer edges of reason, at the painful frontier of experience. It is always at the barricades, at the boundary, playing tricks on established orders, crossing borders.”
Deadline: 14th September.