Future C U R I O U S was developed to enable young people to explore future innovation, technology and thinking through creativity. 2015's summer festival saw a wide ranging, free, open access season for aspiring and emerging artists, exploring future arts practices through artist’s talks, commissions, workshops, lectures, visits and labs.
We were commissioned to host and curate the launch event.
I Am My Mother's Child
We produced a multidisciplinary installation exploring the relationship, contrasts and synergy between the natural and man-made worlds, in relation to a body of work by performance artist, Deci4Life.
We commissioned Demi Nandhra to curate the project and artists Laurie Ramsell and Antonio Roberts to produce responses to the work.
Birmingham Open Media.
BBC Radio 1/1Xtra: ScratchBeat
We worked with BBC Radio 1/1Xtra in the run up to 1Xtra Live, co-producing a series of spoken word and live music events alongside Beatfreeks, hosted by Trevor Nelson. This lead to local artists performing for 10,000 people, receiving radio coverage on 1Xtra, making appearances on BBC News and a BBC3 documentary which we consulted on.
Hundreds & Thousands: Through Your Eyes
In partnership with Maverick TV, we were commissioned by Birmingham City Council to produce a project that would engage young people in filmmaking and animation. We launched a competition that saw winning entries screened at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Media Eyes at Grand Central Birmingham.
Grand Central Birmingham
Hundreds & Thousands: Workshops
We were commissioned by Birmingham City Council to produce a project that would engage young people in filmmaking and animation. We commissioned artists Emily Mulenga and Danielle '32biros' Phelps to deliver workshops in filmmaking and animation to over 50 young people across the city.
Lighthouse Young People's Centre / Birmingham Open Media
A Night in the Museum
We curated a networking event between the Worcester Ambassadors and the university, commissioning spoken word artist, Sipho Eric Dube and UoW's Drama & Performance students to produce work in response to the exhibition at the Worcester Infirmary.
University of Worcester.
A strong and skilled collective of young emerging producers aged 16 - 30 formed by a partnership between Beatfreeks and The Old Rep, in association with MAIA. Projects have included the launch of Birmingham City Council's YAY 16 campaign and Before the Edge, hosting pre and post show events around the opening night of Broke 'n' Beat Collective, which is part of the international tour of 'On The Edge' festival.
The Old Rep.
MAIA Creatives Community Interest Company Lyndon House, 58-62 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8PE.