DreamMakers is a 16 months long, UK – wide project (Glasgow, Bolton, Peterborough, Newham, London) . In each location, 6-8 young people (between 13-19 year olds) of Roma, English Romany, Irish Traveller and non-Roma backgrounds, will be given training in photography, sound and video, to become reporters from their communities. The project is exploring themes of identity, migration, belonging, dreams and aspirations.
Please visit www.dreammakersuk.tumblr.com to find out more.
A Steering Committe of members from all the partnering organisations is following the project.
After each lot of workshops in each location a community celebratory event/exhibition will take place: first one to be in Glasgow, 11 December 2012.
A final exhibition collating all the materials and bringing together all the participants will take place in London at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, June 2013. It will be surrounded by a series of events and symposiums.
The young DreamMakers will co-curate the exhibiton.
A book with all the materials will be published in Autumn 2013.