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We nurture new talent by mentoring and training artists of all ages and abilities, inspiring new generations and enabling future employment. Our focus on professional and creative development ensures that our art, our artists and our art forms are always evolving and changing along with us.
Arts Award – Organisations bearing the Arts Award Supporter badge offer activities, events expertise or resources which help young people working towards their Arts Award. Kinetika is pleased to offer engagement programmes, workshops and artistic training that support Arts Awards.
Kinetika regularly works on schools based projects and can offer a variety of fun and interactive workshops suitable for children at primary & secondary school level.
These workshops can include carnival costume making, silk batik waxing and dying and flag or banner making which can happen either at our artist studios in small groups or at your school.
Recent schools based projects have included the LDO Spring Festival where 300 children helped to design a 50m silk banner, and the Tour de France flag making workshops where local schools in Essex took part in welcoming the famous cycling event into the area.
Kinetika aims to continue to train its artists at any age, maintaining a high level of professional and creative development that allows the individual to grow as an artist in their own right.
Many of our freelancers started within Kinetika through one of our training programmes such as The Making of Mas Course. Most of these talented artists have then gone on to be employed by us full time and a few have even continued on to create or run their own successful companies.
We are often able to offer work experience and training opportunities for those at a higher education level or beyond. We cannot guarantee or specify when these opportunities arrive due to the nature of our work but if you wish to register your interest or inquire further do not hesitate to email us for more information: email@example.com
Over the last eight years, Kinetika has created an advanced carnival skills training programme called ‘The Making of Mas’. This programme is unique to Kinetika and we have successfully adapted it to the specific needs of communities and schools all across the British Isles – from East London to the Isle of Wight to Derby.
Many of our past participants have gone on to be employed by the Kinetika Design Studio with the opportunity to work on large projects such as the Team GB Athlete’s Parade in 2012, FIFA World Cup Opening & Closing Ceremonies and more.
Whilst we are not currently running any ‘Making of Mas’ courses, we are aiming to produce online content and learning programmes in the near future. Sections of the course and carnival making techniques are going to be taught by Ali Pretty on the new ROH Costume Degree at the new costume production workshop on site at the High House Production Park when it opens later in 2015.
Kinetika is quickly building up a strong relationship from our new home in Thurrock with local voluntary and community groups.
We often require volunteers to help get involved in some of our community projects or large scale commissions either in an artistic sense or to help during events and generally to be part of the Kinetika team.
If you wish to find out more about up-coming volunteering opportunities or have any other enquires email: firstname.lastname@example.org