Outreach: Past Projects
Below you’ll find information about our past projects. To see our current 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 [email protected], we’d love to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected]
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.
To date we have delivered 68 Arts Awards passes. For full details of the Arts Award programme, visit the Arts Award website
Summer Arts College
We have just received confirmation from the Lambeth Youth Mayor Fund that we have been awarded host organization 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.
Big Media Box
Run in partnership with Brathay and the BFI, we ran a programme of activity funded by The Big Media Box for a range of young people. The programme included an outward bounds trip to the Lake District.
LDA Cultural Skills Programme
Funded by the London Development Agency, this programme worked with 38 local young people in developing their photographic and cultural skills making them fit for employment in London’s creative industries.