Fierce Festival: Project Manager
Fierce Press Gang was a group of 13 young people aged 16-19yrs from Birmingham and the Midlands recruited through Ideas Tap. They spent six weeks in the lead up to Fierce Festival, working with industry experts gaining experience in multi media journalism and hearing from art critics, journalists and reviewers. They were tasked with gathering interviews, writing articles, taking photographs, reviewing, creating videos and capturing the story of Fierce Festival 2012.
The group was made up of; Holly Riddle, Anna Garrett, Suhayl Iqbal, Sheryce Smith, Edward Sadowski, Rumer Cooper, Anna Piper, Lauren Archer, Hannah Elsy, Emma O’Brien, Simran Kular, Katie-Ted Lowe and Annice Boparai.
We have worked with Amy Martin most recently as project manager for Fierce Press Gang, a project for young people (16 -19) aiding the development of digital journalism skills and a vocabulary for contemporary performance. Amy was impressive in every regard throughout this process; especially in the way she connected with the participants and contextualised their activity within the cultural sector. Amy was a great planner, problem solver and creative voice. We would welcome the opportunity to work with Amy in the future.
Harun Morrison Joint Artistic Director, Fierce Festival.