Fran consulted on a project working with a group of 18-24-year-olds who were taking part in a 6-week skills, employability, arts, media and creative industries programme. The project ran alongside PANIC! a season of gigs, films and public debate with some of the UK’s most successful arts practitioners and designers.
As part of the programme, the group received training overseen by Fran, working with experts to make Blogs, Vlogs, Podcasts and Zines for the Festival inspired by the umbrella theme of opportunity and social mobility in the arts and cultural sector. They were all given work experience in some of London’s top media and arts organisations and received training in debating and as well as mentoring and employment advice.
It was a partnership project delivered by A New Direction and Create London with The Barbican, The Guardian and Goldsmiths, funded by the Mayors Fund for London, The Berkley Foundation, and Be Open. The project culminated in a DIY Conference curated by the group of young people in December at The Guardian.