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We are

Media Mania, a non for profit organisation based in Coventry the West Midlands, England.

We are made up of  youth and community workers, professional artists, freelancers and volunteers that support and develop people through creative arts. We believe that creative arts are a powerful tool that give people hope and bring people together in a positive way.

We provide

A safe and creative environment
for young people to experience new and exciting activities, gain new skills and create cool stuff with creative arts.

Opportunities
for people to take part in high quality creative arts programmes to develop their artistic talents and produce work that can be shared, performed and showcased.

Alternative education programmes
for young people not engaging in mainstream school provision or require work related learning experiences.

Acreditation and school support workshops

Workshops can be provided for primary or secondary schools to support young people in achieving their Artsmark or Arts Award.

Informal workshops
are offered to young people giving them the opportunity to develop their skills as individuals and to work collaboratively with other young people sharing and contributing their ideas to develop a piece of music or create a short film.

Performance and showcase opportunities
are arranged and organised with young people which gives them a goal and something to aim towards.

History

Media Mania began in 2003 and was part funded by (NDC) New Deal for Communities and (ERDF) European Regeneration Development Fund. The project was initiated by young people in the Henley Ward of Coventry and was supported by Coventry City Council, Youth Services.

The initial funding facilitated the development of a recording studio and video editing suite at “The Venny” in Wood End.

Young people participating in the project have had the opportunity to develop their skills, abilities, experience and knowledge in creative arts to reach their potential.

The project worked collaboratively with Henley College offering ‘Fresh Start’ students an OCN accreditation in ‘Multi Media’.

Further accredited courses such as Arts Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award were developed as part of the programme, working with the local secondary schools and Children and Families First.

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