Posted 27 January 2012
Are you aged 16 – 19 and from Birmingham? Do you want to gain experience in multimedia journalism?
Are you aged between 16 and 19 and from Birmingham? Do you want to gain experience in multimedia journalism? Fancy being part of one of the country’s most exciting live art festivals and getting industry training to boot?
Well, stop the press, because this one’s for you.
Fierce Festival – Birmingham’s annual 11-day feast of live art – is looking for a hotshot group of 10 young reporters to cover the action.
The festival will include theatre, music, installations, public interventions, workshops, talks and digital projects from around the world, developed, restaged or commissioned for Birmingham. It will take place from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 8 April.
As part of the Fierce Festival Press Gang, you will not only get a press pass and guest list to all the Fierce Festival events – you will also be given special access to interview artists and audiences from across the globe, support from industry mentors and a place on a six-week training course on online journalism and live art.
You will also have access to the Fierce blog and be encouraged to create personal responses to each day’s events through video, written narrative, photo and multimedia.
This brief will close on Monday 13 February at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 19. If you have any technical queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.
Click here to register.
This project is supported and funded by Birmingham City Council, mac and Fierce.