Programmes

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.

Artists in Residence

This funded programme will support 12 participating primary and SEND schools to use an art form of their choice to address school improvement goals, unlock the joy of learning and develop key academic and personal skills.  We are currently accepting applications from Primary and SEND schools from the following London

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Breakthrough Film Club

Supported by Discover Young Hackney and Hackney CouncilEastside supported 60 KS3 students across schools in Hackney to develop their digital literacy, and creativity skills as well as learning about the art of filmmaking and careers in film. Working remotely with a professional filmmaker, students created their very own short films on the theme of ‘wellbeing’

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Environmental Filmmakers

We are excited to share short film’s produced by young people on the theme Green Planet. The brief was that the short films should have a national or international outlook putting the environment and environmental causes front and centre. We received a number of applications including mini documentaries, animation, short

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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,

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I know I wish I will

I know I wish I will was a major, national, year-long programme that engaged with children and young people in schools and via an open programme to create a spoken word piece based on what they know about their world, what they wish it was like, and what they will

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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

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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

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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

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Females in Film

Calling all budding female writers, directors and producers – Join Eastside’s Females in Film programme. Do you have a script or film project you are working on and want to push it forward? Eastside is running a mentoring project specifically for up and coming female filmmakers and writers with the potential for

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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

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