The Future Focus Project
Exploring positivity, empowerment & the future
A participatory photography
project for 2016/17 in Exeter.
The Bridge Collective CIC and Mind Exeter & East Devon
Big Lottery Fund
Image taken from a recent Future Focus trip, to Poltimore House
The Future Focus Project, which is a new participatory photography project featuring 3, 14-week courses and an exhibition of participants work in October 2017.
For this project we have partnered with The Bridge Collective CIC and Mind in Exeter & East Devon and throughout this project and workshops we'll be exploring the themes of positivity, empowerment and looking to the future.
This project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and will run until September/October 2017, all of these participatory photography courses are totally FREE to attend and open to anyone.
Here are some of the activities that will be taking place:
- Create a photographic theme Positivity, Empowerment or The Future
- Create your own personal photo-story, theme or portfolio of images
- Take part in innovative photo-dialogue exercises
- Learn and develop basic camera skills
- Photography trip to Poltimore House
- Mystery tour of Exeter!
- Learn how to plan your photography project
- Work in a safe environment within small groups
- Curate images for an exhibition
- Take part in a fun and creative activity
How long do they last?
Each workshop will last for 3-hours and will be a mix of photo-dialogue exercises, learning about photography, photography trips to and photography homework presentations.
when and where the workshops took place
November 2016 to March 2017 at St Sidwell's Community Centre-FINISHED
Monday 6th March 2017-June 2017
@ The Bridge Collective CIC- FINISHED
Thursday 15th June 2017- September at Exeter Community Centre, 10am-1pm. FULL
The exhibition, displaying works from all three workshops, will be running from the 2nd of October 2017 until the end of November at St Davids Community Centre
The Big Lottery Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their communities. The money awarded comes from the UK National Lottery.
The Bridge Collective CIC - is a democratic community where people who have experiences, beliefs, and feelings that have sometimes been labelled as mental illness are welcomed and can talk about these experiences freely, safely and without judgement
Mind in Exeter & East Devon- Promote emotional and mental wellbeing, challenge stigma and discrimination and empower individuals through positive recovery-focused services and projects.