Pass the Source’ is a community arts project that enables people to create, edit and share images, films and sound and music recordings inspired by local life, using free Open Source creative software and social media.
Sessions are held at Cotmanhay Enterprise Centre in Ilkeston. ‘Pass the Source’ has been funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, through their national ‘Learning Revolution’ programme and is open to anyone aged 19 or over from Ilkeston and surrounding areas.
It has already received much interest as a sustainable means of engaging people in informal community-led learning. The project will be of interest to anyone interested in photography and photo editing, film and animation making and editing, sound and music recording and editing, reminiscences, story-telling and/or sharing information with others via a range of social media applications such as Facebook.
One group that has already benefitted from the project is the newly formed Action4Cotmanhay group which has now created its own Facebook Group site as a result of attending one of our sessions. They will be returning to find out how to edit and share photos and other media on their site using free software.
The project has been taking place since last November and has been an exciting journey for both participants and Wash Arts. Participants have been working in collaboration with digital artist Tom Hall and musician Corey Mwamba