POSITIVE FOCUS PROJECT
-A PARTICIPATORY PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME FOR 2018
Image © Tony Dale /Meridian Raw CIC
Length of project
This project is part funded by the Tesco Bags of Help funding scheme
The Positive Focus Project was free 8-week participatory photography programme that enabled participants to create their own photo-story or photographic theme and build a portfolio of images that reflect the positive aspects of their lives.
The Positive Focus Project was an Exeter based project that uses photography as a means of engagement and empowerment and is managed by Meridian Raw CIC and part funded by Tesco, via their Bag of Help funding scheme.
One of the main aims of the Positive Focus Project, was to provide the opportunity for communities to come together in a creative project.
It allowed individuals to develop their own photography project and expand on their photography techniques. In addition, participants were encouraged to look at the positive aspects of their lives and share them with others in the community.
These workshops will be taking place at The Palace Gate Centre, Exeter and will begin on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 . All workshops will run from 10am - 1pm.
3 Palace Gate,
2nd May (first Session)
20th June (Last Session)
Bags of Help is Tesco's exciting local community grant scheme. They use the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers, and hosting community events.
Meridian Raw CIC is a social enterprise that uses photography as an empowerment tool for marginalised communities and socially excluded individuals. We help to bring about social change and advocacy through creative participatory photography workshops and participatory photography training.