BBC Bus helps showcase creative talents
Are you young, talented and looking for a break? Then why not hop onboard the BBC Somerset Bus and get involved in the NOISE Festival 2008.
Artists and musicians aged 25 and under are being invited to put their work on show as part of the festival.
It's aimed at giving young people a boost as they pursue careers in the media and creative industries.
The BBC Somerset bus will be at the Somerset College of Art and Technology (SCAT) on 2 April so people can bring their art, designs or music and upload them onto the NOISE Festival website.
The festival has already helped young people in Somerset including John Caswell who now works as a model and set builder.
The BBC Somerset Bus will be parked outside SCAT from 8am until 2pm.
Chris Taylor, head of Arts and Design at SCAT said the college was pleased to take part.
"I welcome every opportunity to celebrate the talent and creativity of our students. NOISE Festival is a wonderful platform for work to be seen in a national context and a stepping stone for any one of our students to further their creative ambitions."
What they want
NOISE accepts any creative work that can be uploaded digitally. This includes music, film, illustration, fine art, design, street art, fashion, written word and architecture. People can upload their work at any time.
During the NOISE festival in October 2008, the website will showcase the best of the work submitted and will provide selected artists with valuable media coverage and work experience opportunities.
Getting a break
In 2006, Somerset artist John Caswell, caught the eye of NOISE Curator and UK Entrepreneur, Wayne Hemingway and received a two-week placement at Hemingway Design.
He’s now gone on to find work with a model and set builder's company in Bristol and is currently working on sets for the new Wallace and Gromit film.
Joohn said: "Usually when you submit work to any creative organisation nothing much comes of it. However, NOISE has given me the opportunity to showcase my work.
"It has also given me the chance to gain some much needed work experience in a top design studio. I would fully recommend it to anyone thinking of a profession in the creative industries."
last updated: 31/03/2008 at 16:17