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Origins Creatives

Written by UAL Awarding Body
Published date 17 October 2019

Origins Creatives is UAL Awarding Body’s brand new annual programme of events providing opportunities for all students to get involved and celebrate their creative talent. Following the success of Origins Creative Arts Festival in previous years, UAL Awarding Body has now expanded this celebration into an annual programme of events and opportunities known as Origins Creatives. The programme will include an exhibition, a film screening event, a Barbican Box workshop, an Origins Creatives Spotify playlist and plenty of online opportunities to share and celebrate creative talent.

These opportunities will not be limited or restricted to those who study a particular qualification or subject area, but will instead be guided by the medium of the work. Are you a fine artist who creates films? Submit for our film screening event! A performance artist who writes and records music? Submit to our Spotify playlist! An illustrator who wants to explore movement, expression and performance? Sign up to our Barbican Box workshop! Origins Creatives has something for everyone!

Keep reading for more information about each of the events and opporunitines we have planned for the 2019-20 academic year!

Origins Creatives exhibition

From 24-26 July 2020, UAL Awarding Body will be hosting an exhibition at Protein Studios, London as part of Origins Creatives! This will be a fantastic opportunity for UAL Awarding Body students to exhibit their artwork in a gallery environment and a great chance for family and friends to come to London to check out the exhibition.

Artwork for the exhibition will be selected by an experienced and professional curator. The submission window for applications will open on 11 May 2020 and will close on 15 June 2020. Sign up to our Origins Creatives mailing list to receive more information and submission guidance over the coming months and to be the first to know when the submission link is live!

Check out the virtual tour from the 2019 Origins exhibition!

Film screening event

On 24 July 2020, UAL Awarding Body will be hosting a film screening event at British Film Institute (BFI) as part of Origins Creatives! This will be a fantastic opportunity for UAL Awarding Body students to showcase their film work in a professional environment and a great chance for family and friends to come to London for a viewing of the film pieces.

Films shown at the film screening will be selected by a panel of industry specialists. The submission window for applications will open on 11 May 2020 and will close on 15 June 2020. Sign up to our Origins Creatives mailing list to receive more information and submission guidance over the coming months and to be the first to know when the submission link is live!

Spotify playlist

We want to be able to hear, experience and share the creative talent of UAL Awarding Body musicians all year round! So as part of Origins Creatives, we have set up a Spotify playlist which we want to fill with the talents of UAL Awarding Body students.

Students who already have their work hosted on Spotify and would like to be part of our playlist - we want to hear from you! Submit now by sending an email to our communications team with a link to the song(s) you would like to submit. We will use this playlist at all of our events including our annual conference and the Origins Creatives exhibition in July 2020 so it's a great opportunity to reach new audiences!

Barbican Box workshop

On 4 April 2020, international touring theatre company Complicité will be facilitating a Barbican Box workshop at The Barbican as part of Origins Creatives. The Barbican Box is a portable box filled with the ingredients for making and creating original theatre, visual art or music inspired by our world-class arts programme. The day will consist of some warm-up games, before exploring the contents of the box and using items from the box to generate material and content for a final performance!

The workshop is aimed at UAL Awarding Body students, and will provide them with the opportunity to explore ideas, imagination, expression and innovation in an interactive and fun environment. The workshop is free, however, there are limited places available so e-mail us to book your place soon to avoid any disappointment.

Online opportunities

In addition to all of the exciting events listed above, we will also be hosting opportunities on our online platforms throughout the academic year such as Instagram takeovers, student blog posts, features on end of year shows and exhibitions and much more! If you would like to get involved in any of these ways, please get in touch with our communications team and sign up to our Origins Creatives mailing list to be the first to know about new opportunities.

Follow along on social media by checking out the hashtag #OriginsCreatives.