CALL FOR PROPOSALS – REFUGEE WEEK 2017: Abstract Laws / Intimate Lives

Britain’s immigration system consists of an enormous number of laws and rules. When fully compiled they run to thousands of pages.The abstract laws, rules and procedures which may seem fair or mundane on paper can have a devastating impact on real lives. Image Credit: Community Arts North West, Drew Forsyth Photography As part of our Refugee Week (19th- 25th June 2017) event on Tuesday 20th June at the University of Portsmouth we would like to invite University staff and students to create new representations of these law, at a more intimate and accessible level. Through high-quality art we want to explore these laws, bureaucratic categories and processes, and the effects they have on the li

Journeys Festival International - Part of the EFFE Club!

Journeys Festival International has achieved accreditation with EFFE, Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe a European festival community, supported by the European Festivals Association. EFFE is a network for European arts festivals that supports activity through visibility and exchanges – a way to guarantee that each festival is aware of the most exciting and innovative work across the industry. As well as offering this European network, EFFE has a quality label initiative that is given to festivals with an artistic commitment, involvement in their local communities and a European and global outlook. National experts assess applications to see if they fit within the three criteria, wh

Call For Artists - Look Up, Portsmouth 2017

Look Up is a high impact, outdoor gallery, produced by ArtReach as part of Journeys Festival International. Artworks are scaled up to large format and exhibited high up on the exteriors of buildings across the city. Journeys Festival International aims to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary and powerful artwork, music, creativity, culture and experiences that refugee artists bring to the UK. It works across a wide range of creative media and disciplines and aims to bring the exceptional talent of local, national and international refugee artists into the public eye. CELEBRATING THE CREATIVE TALENT OF EXCEPTIONAL REFUGEE AND ASYLUM SEEKER ARTISTS, AND SHARING REFUGEE EXPERIENCES THROUGH

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Awareness Training

Journeys Festival International (JFI) celebrates the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seekers and shares their experiences through great art and culture, both of those in the UK and around the world. A staggering 65 million people (UNHCR) were displaced in 2015, making people seeking refuge an international matter. But, how much do you know about the asylum process here in the UK? Where do you find the true facts and figures? And, most importantly, who are the people at the heart of this process? Throughout February and March, Journeys Festival International hosted training sessions for their portfolio of incredible partners across the 3 UK cities of Leicester, Manchester and Portsmout

Say Hello to our Leicester Team! #JFILeics

The Journeys Festival International team is delighted to announce three new appointments to the team, supporting the delivery of the festival in Leicester. Elaine Williamson - Project Manager Elaine joins the ArtReach team as a Project Manager and will oversee delivery of key strands of the Leicester events. Elaine attained a BA in Theatre Arts in 2014 and is a passionate advocate for outreach projects within the arts and has substantial experience delivering projects in a creative environment. Elaine held a key role as Learning Project Worker at Sheffield Theatres, in which she managed the Sheffield People’s Theatre delivering theatre workshops and productions with a team of 400 volunteers

Young Producer Opportunity in Manchester!

We're Hiring! Young Producer: #JFIMcr We are seeking a Young Producer for Journeys Festival International, Manchester to join us on an exciting paid internship position. Supported by the ArtReach Producer and Assistant Producer, the Young Producer will have responsibility for aspects of key project research, development and support as part of our ambitious Journeys Festival International events and activities in Manchester. The Young Producer will be given the opportunity to take ownership of and manage particular strands of work in line with their identified skills, interests and areas they are keen to develop experience in. This is a 4 day a week, fixed term 6-month paid internship (with

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