The Random Acts Network Centres are part of a major Arts Council England & CH4 scheme which is delivering across England. Screen South is one of 5 regional organisations in the UK that have been chosen to deliver this scheme across England by the Arts Council and is the leading Network Centre for the South East. The other centres are ICA (London), Tyneside Cinema (North), Calling The Shots (South West), and Rural Media Company (Midlands). Log onto the Arts Council England website to find out which network centre is accepting applications in your area.
The RA Network Centres support young people between the ages of 16-24 to take ideas from concept, through all aspects of the production process, to completion of broadcast quality films that all have the opportunity to be picked up for potential online and terrestrial broadcast by CH4 as part of their NEW Random Acts series.
Screen South is working in partnership with the numerous Cultural and Educational partners that make up The Ignition Network to deliver this exciting opportunity for Arts Council England and Channel 4, while supporting the young creative teams by providing training and supporting creative development throughout the entire production process for each of the commissioned short films.
Partners that make up The Ignition Network include:
The Turner Contemporary, The Gulbenkian, The Creative Foundation, Strange Cargo, Oska Bright Film Festival, Modern Art Oxford, Dancin' Oxford, OVADA, Oxford Contemporary Music, The Ashmolean Museum, Pegasus Theatre, ASPIRE Oxford, Museums Oxford, Wysing Arts Centre, RIFCO Arts, Epic Studios Norwich, Cinemaplus Norwich, Dance East, Firstsite, Anglia Ruskin University, Elstree Studios, Pinewood Studios, Maidstone Studios, Molinare, Artswork, Royal Opera House Bridge, Norfolke & Norwich Festival Bridge, UTC, Amersham and Bucks College, Next Gen Skills Academy, Creative Academy Slough, and Kent County Council.
It is hoped that the Ignition Network will now continue to grow and cement this new partnership which aims to enable local pathways and support for young people in all areas of the region to develop practice and experience across the digital creative sector.