Cannon Hill Collective: Producer
Starting in October, and running through to April 2014, the Cannon Hill Collective offers young people aged between 16 and 24 the chance to engage and connect with mac birmingham: from initiating, producing and delivering their own projects to advising on mac birmingham’s wider work with young people.
This year’s collective will work with producer Amy Martin, and Stan's Cafe. Stan's Cafe is a group of artists from a variety of disciplines, though primarily theatre practitioners, working under the artistic direction of James Yarker. The company consists of a core of long-term collaborators and a range of associated artists. More information about Stan's cafe can be found here. In addition the collective will be joined by creative industry professionals to explore the idea of where art becomes a political act – how creative expression can act as a means to affect social change and how art can challenge many of society's deepest assumptions.
As part of the collective, young people will be encouraged to develop new ideas and projects from scratch, putting their own creative stamp on mac birmingham’s arts programme. Over the course of the six months, they'll work alongside arts professionals, be introduced to top-notch creative work, be invited to mac birmingham’s events, and devise original work to share with young people across the region and beyond. In the process, the collective will sharpen their project coordination, leadership and teamwork skills and gain confidence in decision-making and creative abilities.
Cannon Hill Collective present What’s The Agenda?
Fri 29 - Sun 30 Mar | Foyle Studio| Free Entry
A festival of art, music and performance curated by mac birmingham’s next generation of artists, Cannon Hill Collective. These young creatives have been working with producer Amy Martin and social provocateurs Stan’s Cafe to explore the idea of where art becomes a political act, creating a unique programme of events at mac fueled by a united desire to incite positive social change.
Archival Activism evokes responses, prompts anecdotes and defies assumptions surrounding heritage and identity, subverting society’s box-ticking mindset. The more we learn about ourselves, the better we can relate to one another.
A dynamic and thought-provoking evening of spoken word and performance poetry, hitchhiking through the themes discussed in What’’’’’’ s The Agenda?’
A hive of activity present throughout What’ s the Agenda?, housing and encouraging creative activity; ranging from workshops, exhibitions and performances. The structure will be redeveloped and transformed over the course of
the event, inviting the audience interaction and investigation, mirroring the possibility for change which can be discovered inside.
Lovers continue to engage
with each other in an unnatural existence that is parallel with societal demands and the changing commercial landscape, but disagreeable with a flourishing and interpersonal relationship.
New media provides us with an eternal eye on the physical world that surrounds us, so why should we leave our rooms if we can live the experience inside the comfort of our own walls? Step into The Hikikomori to visualise a life alone with the eternal eye.
Side View wants to look past media influence to see how sexual objectification affects everyday interactions and perspectives
of the opposite sex. Through film and visual art the project explores responses to sexual objectification and the role gender continues to play in today’s world.
mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
0121 446 3232 | www.macarts.co.uk | www.cannonhillcollective.com
Cannon Hill Collective is supported by The Monument Trust and IdeasTap
Flyer Design by Louise Byng