Outreach

Below you’ll find information about our current projects. To see our past projects click here…

Photofusion has a busy Outreach and Creative Engagement department. Using our excellent resources and accessible location, highly trained and CRB checked tutors, we offer in-house and outreach programmes for the local community.

With a strong track record of fundraising, we are able to offer an exciting and innovative programme for local young people (aged under 25).

If you would like to get in touch with us about a partnership plan or idea please email lizzy@photofusion.org, we’d love to hear from you.

Photofusion Futures

Photofusion ‘Futures’ is a group of emerging photographers supported by Photofusion through 6 months of professional practice workshops. The project was devised to give photographers the skills and knowledge they need to step into life as working professionals.

Maya Levan by Hugo

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Mentoring

In April 2012, Photofusion launched its first voluntary mentoring programme, a simple idea that harnessed the skills and enthusiasm of our professional membership and provides young, local and enthusiastic photographers with 1:1 support in achieving their photographic and creative goals.

Intergenerational Photography Project

We have received confirmation from the Lambeth Youth Mayor Fund that we have been awarded host organisation status for a youth-led project working with young and elderly Lambeth residents. Young and old will work together and learn digital camera skills and have their work featured in a group exhibition.

Afterschool Club

Since September 2011, Photofusion has been working in close partnership with Stockwell Park School on a project generously funded by The Walcot Foundation. We run weekly afterschool photography courses for year 9 students and a peer-leadership programme for year 10 students. Each student works towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award and gains skills in still and moving image. In addition to afterschool activity, students have attended intensive masterclasses here in the Photofusion darkrooms and also at our partner delivery organisation, The BFI.

GCSE support

In addition to our ongoing presence in the school, we also run bespoke and complimentary GCSE support classes, hosting GCSE Arts and Design classes in our studio and in our state of the art Post Production suites, or using our pool of experienced tutors to run video production classes for GCSE Media students.

Results for those that engaged with the programme this year are impressive, with students achieving an average grade of A* to C in GCSE Art and GCSE Media.

Partnership Projects

As part of our commitment to delivering high quality qualifications and training, we work in partnership with local colleges and further education establishments to offer accessible qualifications from our centre.

Morley College NEETs Summer School

We worked intensively with 10 NEET young people and took them through an NCFE qualification in Photography.

City & Guilds Partnership

Further partnerships currently running include our ongoing work with South Thames College to deliver free City and Guilds course for people of all ages who are eligible for Income Support and Job Seekers Allowance and ESA.

For further details on these courses please email cg@photofusion.org

Lambeth Summer University

Every summer for the last 4 years we have worked with Lambeth Council to run the Lambeth Summer Uni, a free summer ‘University style’ course for young Lambeth residents. This is accredited by the examination body AQA. To date, 60 young Lambeth residents have completed our Summer University courses and gained valuable qualifications.

Arts Award

To date we have delivered 68 Arts Awards passes. For full details of the Arts Award programme, visit the Arts Award website