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Cannon Hill Café
New collaborative commissions for young people and emerging artists aged 16-24yrs at mac birmingham

 
 
 
Cannon Hill LecturesFrom Set Up to Clean Up, a crash course in Events Management Pt 1 with Amy MartinThu 30 Jan, 6pm-8pm | Free | Hexagon Theatre

Planning an event, exhibition, party or workshop? Need help getting started? Then this crash course in Events Management is for you. You will explore the planning process, going step by step through the different elements, along the way creating a useful timeline. You will look at how to get people to attend your event and how to manage the process from set up to clean up.

From Set Up to Clean Up, a crash course in Events Management Pt 2 with Amy Martin

Thu 6 Feb, 6pm-8pm | Free | Hexagon Theatre

Building on from Pt 1 this lecture offers a practical guide to Events Management. You’ll leave with a toolkit that will help you organise future events, the confidence to get started and the skills to manage the process from set up to clean up.

Information surgeries

Tue 28 Jan, 4pm-5pm | mac birmingham café drop in

Thu 30 Jan, 4pm-5pm |  mac birmingham café drop in

Thu 4 Feb, 4pm-5pm | mac birmingham café drop in

Deadline for submissions: 1st March 2014

Cannon Hill Café is a new programme aiming to develop emerging artists by offering young people aged between 16 and 24 the chance to engage and connect with mac birmingham: by initiating, producing and delivering their own events.

The aim of these commissions is to encourage new and meaningful creative collaborations as part of the Next Gen programme at mac birmingham and to create roles for young people as producers, curators, programmers, artists and leaders. Offering young people resources including, space, production support and funds to make creative work, collaborate and test out ideas.

What’s on offer?

• 5 x young people’s commissions for an alternative events programme – the Cannon Hill Café

• £500 on offer per event

• Use of space, technical support and production support from mac staff and associate producer Amy Martin

• Free skills workshops in; events management, marketing, production and audience engagement
This commission is open to:

• Existing youth groups, youth companies and youth charities or newly formed collaborative groups of young people

• Groups based in the West Midlands

• Aged 16-24yrs – led by young people
Location: Arena Café, mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

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Fee: Successful applicants will receive £500/per event to be spent as a programme budget

How to apply:

Application is by proposal via email to nextgen@macarts.co.uk

Your proposal should be on no more than 2 sides of A4.

Your proposal should include:

• The skills and experience of you and your group

• An outline of what you’d like to do – your ideas and how you would create a new one off event at mac for young people

• An indication of who you would like to collaborate with or programme, and how you intend to engage your audience

Please note your event must suit a public space café with limited tech resources. You will have access to a sound and light PA, projector, screen and technician. Your event must be on either 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May or 3rd June between 5pm-8pm. Your event must be a minimum of 1 hour to a maximum of 3 hours in duration.
Successful shortlisted applicants will be asked to pitch their idea on Saturday 15th March 2014.
We understand that proposals will be subject to change and development.
We are happy to receive proposals as video, audio files, or web-based applications.

To help you to develop your application you can sign up to the following free Cannon Hill Lectures in events management and/or take part in an information surgery. Further information below

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calling all film buffs . . .

ARTS CONNECT WEST MIDLANDS ARE LOOKING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME FILM AMBASSADORS

Are you aged between 14-25?

Interested in film?

Take part in film workshops, watch inspiring movies, lead film debates and create your own total film experiences.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE FILM INDUSTRY IN THE WEST MIDLANDS

                                 

www.artsconnectwm.co.uk/programmes.php?id=30

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Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham B12 9QH

www.macarts.co.uk

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Opportunity

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here’s a great new opportunity . . . please pass it around.

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Musical Opportunity

Exciting opportunity for young musicians

Are you a musician aged between 16 to 24 years interested in creating high quality music across a variety of genres such as jazz, urban, African styles, world, folk, rock and many more? If so you are invited to audition for an ensemble based at mac birmingham led by professional composer and musician Sid Peacock and percussionist Ray Prince.
Throughout 2014 the group will meet on a weekly basis to rehearse with a view to creating their own set of music, to be recorded and performed at a major showcase at mac birmingham in Autumn 2014. It is hoped that the ensemble will continue making and performing music beyond this year.
Alongside the music making participants will be advised on the recording process, CD production and design, marketing and self-promotion.

Musicians and vocalists from all styles and backgrounds are invited and it is envisaged that the musical identity of the group will represent the interests of all involved. You should be confident on your instrument, to the equivalent of Grade 6, but an ability to read music is not required. We are keen to meet young musicians from diverse backgrounds with an interest in and aptitude for improvisation and playing by ear.

Workshop audition sessions will be held on the afternoon of Saturday 23 November. Places are limited so please contact us as soon as possible to book your space.

To book a space please email Harriet Lane on harriet.lane@macarts.co.uk with the following information:

Name:
Email address:
Telephone number:
Instrument(s)/voice:
A paragraph about you and your musical experience and interests

Your preferred time slot to attend the audition workshop on Saturday 23 November:

2 – 3.45pm
4 – 5.45pm
or
No preference

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Louisa Davies on louisa.davies@macarts.co.uk or 0121 446 3221

Daniel Whitehouse
Next Generation Producer
mac

Cannon Hill park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
T: 0121 446 3225
E: Daniel.Whitehouse@macarts.co.uk
W: http://www.macarts.co.uk

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Cannon Hill Lectures

 

Cannon Hill Lectures (CHL) are for young creatives aged 16-24yrs from the West Midlands.

The sessions aim to de-mystify the creative and cultural sector helping to find a route in, whether as an employee, freelancer or as an entrepreneur.

Build you own Festival with Ian Francis from Flatpack Festival

Tue 5 Nov, 5-8pm | FREE (booking essential)

Got a killer festival idea but not sure how to make it happen? Festival director Ian Francis will talk about how Flatpack grew from a monthly filmnight to a ten-day film jamboree which takes over venues across Birmingham. Topics covered will include: finding the money; building a team; why putting on a festival is like shooting a film; and what to do when you’re collecting someone famous from the airport and you’ve locked your keys in the car.

How to not give up on your creative career with Jodi Ann Bickley

Tue 19 Nov, 5-8pm | FREE (booking essential)

Choosing a creative career can be hugely rewarding but also pretty tricky to navigate, with plenty of twists and turns. Building up your resilience can help you to bounce back from set backs, help with stress and cope when things change. This lecture offers practical skills, strategies and insights that help you not to give up on your creative career from artist, author and poet Jodi Ann Bickley.

Skills for the 21st Century with Amy Martin

Tue 3 December, 5-8pm | FREE (booking essential)

Did you know that 65% of today’s schoolchildren will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created? How do we prepare for jobs that don’t currently exist? This lecture looks at the skills needed for the 21st Century and why a creative career is a good choice for a changing future and an increasingly connected world.

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mac birmingham
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham B12 9QH

http://www.macarts.co.uk

Sales and Information: 0121 446 3232
Administration: 0121 446 3200

Registered Company no 718349
Registered Charity no 528979
VAT no 818 2851 16

mac: a proud part of Birmingham’s rich cultural offer

The contents of this email are confidential and are intended solely for the addressee and for use solely for the purpose for which they have been supplied.
If you receive this email in error please inform the sender immediately or call the number above. mac hereby excludes any warranty as to the
quality or accuracy of any information contained in this message and any liability of any kind for the information contained in it and for its
transmission, reception, storage.

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NEW OPPORTUNITY

The creative practitioners in your network might like to know that Sky Arts and IdeasTap are giving away five bursaries of £30,000 each to emerging artists aged 18-30.

The bursaries are designed to help talented individuals from a range of creative disciplines focus on their creative practice for a whole year. In addition to the funding, winners are paired with creative and business mentors to support their development.

The Futures Fund is open to UK and Irish applicants working in the following fields:
· Performing arts ­ theatre-makers including directors, producers, puppeteers
· Dance ­ including dancers and choreographers
· Music ­ including composers, conductors, musicians and songwriters
· Visual art ­ including painters, photographers, animators, digital artists
· Creative producing – for people who bring together different artists
· Creative writing ­ including playwrights, novelists and poets

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 December. Find out more and apply at http://www.ideastap.com/sky

Here’s a draft tweet, if it’s helpful:
Emerging artists aged 18-30 can apply for £30,000 and mentoring through @SkyArts #FuturesFund on @IdeasTap: http://bit.ly/1eWmjiZ

Many thanks,
Cathy

Cathy Thomas
Marketing Executive

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