Project Spark is the new youth media project from local community group mySalisbury.
The project will offer media production workshops to 13–19-year-olds teaching them skills in live multi-camera tv, radio production, animation, and more.
Whether looking to pursue a career in creative media, up your TikTok/Youtube skills, or try something new, the workshops will be a great stepping stone for anyone interested.
Trainees will work in crews of six and learn all the skills required to complete the project. No previous experience or knowledge is required to take part, and all equipment is provided. The workshops are run by experienced, qualified, and DBS checked staff.
The courses are designed to give an insight into how professional crews work, and members of the project will have access to a large collection of professional equipment, available to hire for free.
At the end of the project, trainees will be able to showcase their work at an awards evening, celebrating those who have excelled and worked well within their teams.
Andy Munns, a director at mySalisbury said: “We are really proud to be able to formally launch this project which has been a year in the making. We have put together a fantastic collection of equipment for the sessions to provide a great experience for the members of our groups.
This is something I would have loved when I was growing up in Salisbury and I am excited to launch this now.”
Afterschool sessions will begin in September 2021, but taster sessions and open days will run throughout the summer. A free outreach programme to all primary and secondary schools in South Wiltshire will also be rolled out, offering an informative day with a media focus.
Andy added: “It’s really important to me that we go into schools and offer our experience days. Classes will work as a team to create a TV show or news bulletin. These sessions offer so many useful learning experiences that range from the technical aspect of production to communication and team skills that are useful in real-world work environments.”