Film is a fantastic medium to engage communities with – and B Arts has collaborated with many different groups to make and show film.
For One Night Only (2011, 2012) is a continuing collaboration with the Parks Department of Stoke City Council, and engages hard-to-reach young people over the summer months through animation. During a week of workshops in a park or public space young people from the community around that park make their own short animated films. They then bring their friends and family and see their films, together with a feature film, projected onto a giant outdoor screen. FONO was funded through Place, Space and Identity 3 in 2011 and by the Arts Council of England and various local civic funds in 2012.
FONO (2012) Photograph: Behjat Abdulla