Opportunities

BlackFest 2021 Projects

We have launched 3 new exciting projects and/ courses that are tailored with the aim to support the dialogue between generations and learning in Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area.

A dance, music and film project that will enable our participants to grow and find their unique voice providing a platform and practical skills. We are looking for youth, disability and intergenerational groups and individuals who would like to explore arts and learn new skills. Be part of our vision and education projects.

If this is you, please see the opportunities below if this is you please apply! We look forward to hearing from you.

‘All generations have a lot to both teach and learn from each other and contribute to lifelong learning.’ BlackFest

‘We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power to good ends.’ Mary McLeod Bethune

Self – Love Film – Youth Project

This project is designed for young people that identify as black exploring Self-Love, Identity and Heritage. This is an educational project utilising film, creative writing and visual arts enabling freedom of expression whilst growing in confidence and learning new skills such as filming and editing.

To apply to this opportunity and you identify as a black young person ages from 18 – 25yrs please fill in this application form here. Please send your completed application to: patrick@blackfest.co.uk

Application closing date: 26th February 2021 5pm

Please Note: Places are LIMITED. Apply Now!

Anticipated start date week commencing: 17th March – May 2021

Disclaimer: *The start date may change due to Covid-19

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Origins of House – Intergenerational Research Project

This is an intergenerational research project aimed at bringing together and creating dialogue between generations through exploring roots and Black Contributions in the House Music Genre.

What this will entail:

– A research project into the Black origins of EDM

– An opportunity to work on self-confidence and creative writing skills through essay responses and presentation.

– Hands on experience in music writing and production

– Knowledge of the social and political context of House music through time

– Experience in archiving community histories

– Open to all ages and music fans of any genre

To apply to this opportunity we are looking for 5 participants who identify ages of 18 – 30 and 5 participants 40+ please fill in this application form here. Please send your completed application to: Janaya@blackfest.co.uk

Application closing date: 26th February 2021 5pm

Please Note: Places are LIMITED. Apply Now!

Anticipated start date week commencing: 17th March – May 2021

Disclaimer: *The start date may change due to Covid-19

Hip Hop for All – Accessible Participatory Arts Project

This project is curated to make Hip Hop Dance arts more accessible for those who identify as disabled. You will be working with an experienced facilitator committed to accessibility, to explore dance movement, music and sounds with a sharing of a group performance.

This project will run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays from 12.30 – 2.30. Workshops will either be delivered virtually or at a venue in Liverpool to be confirmed.

To apply to this opportunity you need to be over 18+ and identify as disabled. Please fill in the application form available on this page.

We are also accepting proposals in video/audio format and BSL – please send a film/audio file no longer than 1 minute to steph@blackfest.co.uk or send a link to the same address for us to download the file.

If you have any questions or need any further support please contact: steph@blackfest.co.uk

Application closing date: 26th February 2021 at 5pm

Please Note: Places are LIMITED. Apply Now!

Anticipated start date week commencing: 29th March – June 2021.

Disclaimer: *The start date may change due to Covid-19

 

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