Young Rewired ART: Producer
Young Rewired ART was funded by Arts Council England and explored how technology can influence our next generation of musicians, visual artists, dancers, poets & actors.
Young Rewired ART featured 10 young artists from Birmingham taking part in a week-long ‘pressure cooker summer school’ during Young Rewired State’s ‘Festival of Code’ from 5-11 August 2013. It included workshop in careers in the digital economy, team-working, activism and ideas generation, plus Arduino hack sessions and coding workshops. Participants took part in workshops that aimed to develop transferable skills for the 21st century such as soft skills in resilience and flexibility, skills of an artist such as creativity and collaboration but also digital literacy, which included the building blocks of technology and the Internet, such as coding, html and Arduino.
Once the group were skilled up and confident they were tasked to combine their specialisms to design and produce a new piece of digital art.
This project explored how digital media can influence our next generation of musicians, visual artists, dancers, producers & actors etc and enable young people to showcase and develop their creative practice online. It also enabled young people to use technology creatively and explore the relationship it has to mainstream arts and culture.
Young Rewired ART was funded by Arts Council England, devised by Amy Martin in partnership with Young Rewired State and Lara Ratnaraja.
Lead Artists were Nikki Pugh and Antonio Roberts.
Young Artists were: Reiss Hesson 17, Illustrator, Carl Sealeaf, 19, Poet, Chadwick Jackson, 20, Filmmaker, Lexia Tomlinson, 18, Poet, Actor, Sipho Dube, 18, Dancer, Actor & Poet, Nasir Ali, 17, Designer, Sophie Holdworth, 21, Photographer, Amerah Saleh, 20, Poet, Jaden Larker, 23, Poet & Writer and Kamara Bennett, 20, Craftmaker.
Project Tumblr: youngrewiredart.tumblr.com