TalentLab 2017: Discovering fresh stories from Britain’s multicultural talent…
B3 Media, a leading media arts network, is launching another year of TalentLab – an innovative creative development programme aimed at Black, Asian and minority ethnic artists, writers, creative producers and filmmakers who are ready to take their careers to the next level.
Supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds and University of Nottingham’s Horizon/ Mixed Reality Lab,TalentLab 2017 will offer participants an unique opportunity to hone their skills, sharpen their focus and gain the contacts and confidence to produce multimedia and multiplatform projects that connect with audiences on-and offline. TalentLab transforms raw ideas and stories into fresh, compelling projects through a series of workshops and individualised support, helping participants develop their artistry and gain greater exposure and recognition in their fields.
Applications are now open, and our closing date is Monday 11th September 2017. Applicants can visit www.b3media.net/talentlab for more information. We are calling for applications from individuals with a strong story to tell and a track record in film, visual arts, theatre and digital storytelling. B3 Media is hoping to find 20 candidates with ideas to participate in a series of development labs in October 2017. From this initial group, up to 6 projects will be commissioned and produced between November 2017 – January 2018 with an opportunity to present their work at our B3 Futures industry showcase at Picturehouse Central (London) in February 2018.
TalentLab builds on B3’s success in developing past development programmes with BFI, Arts Council England, Film4, BBC Films, BBC Writersroom and others.
TalentLab alumni have gone on to have their work shown at Cannes, Sundance, and Encounters; received BAFTA nominations; won prestigious awards and prizes for writing and theatre; and exhibited or presented work at leading venues.
Find out more: http://www.b3media.net/talentlab/