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The Factory - Artist Moving Image Academy

Aged 15-19 and interested in visual art, photography, sound and film? Join The Factory, Tyneside Cinema's free arts programme for young people!

  • Meet and collaborate with like-minded young people and professional artists
  • Experiment with film, visual art, photography and sound
  • Learn new skills and gain knowledge
  • Create new work!
  • Watch artists films and visit exhibitions
  • Develop yourself as an artist
  • Exhibit and showcase your work at Tyneside Cinema

What Will You Get Out Of It?

The Factory gives you the chance to develop as an artist, experiment with new ideas and gain a broader understanding of artists' film. It’s a chance to collaborate with other young people in a creative and friendly environment, supported by professional artists. You’ll get involved with all practical and creative aspects of the artistic process, from viewing and discussing professional work, to making and exhibiting your own.

Through The Factory you can also choose to work towards an Arts Award – a national qualification that develops your creativity and leadership skills and can count towards entry to college or University.

What do you need?

  • Enthusiasm and creativity!
  • Be committed to attending all the sessions.
  • Be prepared to collaborate as part of a small team to create work. 

When & Where?

14 January – 8 April: Saturdays 10am- 3pm,
Pop-Up Film School, Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne


Watch films made by The Factory participants

Check out some of the films we've made at The Factory - see more on our Vimeo channel.

Their Names - Factory 2017 from Northern Stars on Vimeo.


Uncomfortable Truths - Factory 2017 from Northern Stars on Vimeo.


War with Words - Factory 2017 from Northern Stars on Vimeo.


How to apply

If you want to apply to take part in The Factory, please register your interest using this form and we'll contact you with more information.

Applications for our 2017 programme are not yet open. Please check this page for updates or register your interest using the form below.

Register your interest

Please register your interest in this event and a member of our team will get back in touch.