DreamMakers is a 16 months long, UK-wide project, taking place in Glasgow, Bolton, Peterborough, Newham, London.
The project has been conceived by 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning in collaboration with artist Eva Sajovic and is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
In each location, young people between the ages of 13-19 of Roma, English Romany, Irish Traveller and non-Roma backgrounds are given training in photography, sound, video and drawing, to become reporters from their communities.
The project is exploring themes of identity, migration, belonging, dreams and aspirations.
To find out more about the project and follow the work the young people are posting please visit: www.dreammakersuk.com.
After workshops in each location a community celebratory event/exhibition will take place, with the fourth one in Newham, London, launching on the 4 July 2013 in The Hub.
An exhibition, collating all the materials and involving the young DreamMakers in co-curating the exhibition, is exhibited at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 14 June – 20 July 2013. As part of the exhibition a series of events, bringing together speakers from within and beyond the UK is organized: Citizenship and Belonging symposium, 25 June 10am – 5pm; Film night, 12 July 7-9pm: Young Voices, a selection of shorts.
A book documenting the project will be published in Autumn 2013.