The UWS Skillset Media Academy is pleased announce its involvement in the UWS Interactive Festival between the 5th-9th of March, 2012.
More about the Community Production and Media Activism Festival is available at http://www.uwsinteractive.net
“The UWS Interactive 2012 festival (5th-9th March 2012) is made up of lots of different individuals – from different organisations, institutions and backgrounds- working to put together a community-led media festival that encourages people to take part in and showcase what they are passionate about across the South West of Scotland. It is hosted across all five locations that the University of the West of Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway, Hamilton, Ayr, Paisley and Glasg0w) and will be ran entirely on contributions and suggestions of those who wish to get involved.
This site will form the basis of a schedule that we know already exists and will happen, throughout the lead up to the event, we will be encouraging you to suggest ideas, contribute to sessions, provide space to allow you to do the things you love to do, learn new skills and things about the work and meet new people. It is entirely citizen-generated, where participation is all that is needed to take part.
Some of the current partners that are involved in the festival or events during the festival (so far) are as follows:
UWS Skillset Media Academy, University of the West of Scotland.
Somewhereto_ , a nationwide project to help young people (16-25) find the space they need to do the things they love within sport, culture and the arts. A Legacy Trust UK project, supported by Channel 4.
DogWoof Films, the leading UK film distributor for social issue films and documentaries. There will be a mini DocFilm UWS Festival across the 4 days screening some DogWoof classics.
The Media Trust, who work with media organisations and charities to enhance their communications and enable communities to find their voice and make it heard.
Citizen’s Relay, Creative Scotland funded project to cover the alternative stories from the Olympic torch relay. The project will be launched during the festival.
TeachMeet, regular meetups for those who teach and enjoy meeting others to share tips, techniques and strategies for learning and technology.
We will be encouraging others to get involved in whatever way that they possibly can – it can be as simple as running a workshop, mentoring, leaflet sharing, skill-swapping or simply just turning up and getting involved and learning things.
The project will be ongoingly curated by Jennifer M Jones, who runs the site and always up for getting as many people as humanly possible involved. The site will change, evolve and morph over the next few months and be shared online via the @UWSInteractive twitterfeed.”