Saturday, April 21, 2007

FreqOUT! at Common Work - a Socially Engaged Art Conference by the University of Stirling

At the end of last week FreqOUT! joined forces with Isabel Lily the Artistic Director of Independent Photography to give a joint paper at a conference entitled ‘Common Work’ – a forum for those in the field of socially engaged art. The pair detailed several of the media arts projects their respective organisations have commissioned in the last few years and discussed, “Artistic quality & socially engaged practice: tensions, compromises & successes”.

Highlights of the conference were presentations by Choreographer Bill Shannon - whose displays of skateboarding/streetdance works are viewed by audiences and DJ’s on buses were music is relayed to the performer using wireless technology - and Quarantine theatre company Director Richard Gregory who works with untrained performers or ‘experts in the everyday’ to create events which rarely allows an audience feel confident about what might happen next. Find out more about them at the links below.

Thanks to Professor Heather Lynch at the University of Stirling for organising the event.

Independant Photography's 'Peninsula Projects'
Bill Shannon's performances and writing
Quarantine Theatre / Richard Gregory

Monday, April 02, 2007

FreqOUT! Wins National Award

FreqOUT! is delighted to announce that we have been declared the winner of the 'Most Innovative Use of ICT' category at this years National ICT Hub awards. The award recognises the ground breaking work delivered by FreqOUT! since its inception in 2005.

The ICT Hub support ICT use within the voluntary and community sector and you can find out more about them at ICT Hub

FreqOUT! Project Manager Amy Robins collected the Award after the London Regional Conference last week. Thanks go out to the young people who take our courses and keep us going an to our partner organisations and funders for their hard work and belief in what we do.