Eastside programmes are longer, full funded engagements with schools or with young participants (aged 16-25) that focus on a specific artform or skillset or that work to a specific theme. When we open new programmes each has a specific application process and set of criteria. Our current programmes are listed below, or for our history please click on ‘Archive’. For news of when new programmes are launched, please sign up to our newsletter.

Environmental Filmmakers

Film Fund Are you an eco-warrior and want to get a powerful message out through film?Do you have a film idea around climate change that you want to share with the world? We are excited to open applications for Eastside’s second Film Fund this year receiving short film ideas on

Find Out More »

Spoken Word Power

SPOKEN WORD POWER is a new, funded project supporting Primary, Secondary and SEND schools across the nation to creatively champion the spoken word, nurturing positive attitudes to language and learning and providing a platform for the vibrant voices of a new generation of young people. The project makes language exciting,

Find Out More »

BFI Film Academy Scriptwriting Competition

For age groups 18-30-year-olds. Write a monologue script or spoken word poem and have the chance for it to be made into a short film.  This year Eastside is accepting open applications from 18 to 30-year-olds for film ideas – your monologue or spoken word poem could be made into

Find Out More »

BFI Film Academy

Delivered at over 50 locations across the UK and supported by the Department for Education, National Lottery, Screen Scotland and Northern Ireland Screen. Introductory hands-on filmmaking courses build knowledge and skills and show the different pathways into the industry. For talented and committed young people aged 16-19, these short courses

Find Out More »

Eastside Partner Schools

This funded programme will support participating primary schools to use 2 art forms of their choice to address school improvement goals, unlock the joy of learning and develop key academic and personal skills. Through meaningful partnerships with Eastside’s facilitators, the programme aims to provide schools with opportunities to embed the

Find Out More »

Your Future Worlds

Your Future Worlds Webpage ‘There are lots of opportunities here. You can start small but go big in Hackney.’ Workshop participant, City of London Academy Shoreditch Park Your Future Worlds was created to celebrate the young voices of Hackney and their aspirations for the future. Supported by Hackney Council, Eastside

Find Out More »