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Young Directors and videographers opportunity for WigLe Presents Festival!

February 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Are you aged 18-25 and want to direct and film work for an exciting new digital festival? 

WigLe Dance is looking for young creatives to capture and compose digital work for the exciting online dance festival! You will explore your potential as a videographer and take a seat in the directors chair as you construct your own digital work to be showcased in the festival!


Why get involved?

  • Collaborate with other artists, bringing their vision to life in your film
  • Great industry experience to add to your CV, attending college, university or for future employers
  • Gain training and access mentoring opportunities
  • Have your work screened as part of the digital festival
  • To learn new skills about filming, editing and creating digital work
  • Work with a professional and gain advice 
  • To be creative and have fun!


Who are we looking for?  

We want to hear from creative and enthusiastic young people who live or have lived in the Wigan Borough. WigLe Dance are particularly interested in supporting people often marginalised from the arts including working class people, disabled people, People of South, East and South East Asian heritage, People of African or Caribbean heritage, Irish Traveller heritage and Latinx heritage. This opportunity is also for young people who don’t have an arts background but have an interest and are curious to get involved.


How long will the project last?

The festival will take place in July. The project at times will be flexible to your schedules but the core group will meet regularly and sub groups can decide when they want to meet. With a required commitment to arrive at certain dance groups and local communities at their chosen availability (yet to be discussed with those groups) when filming the work. 


How do I take part?

Please register your interest via this short form before 31st March 2021

We would prefer you to send us a short video introducing yourself, and telling us why you would like to be involved. 

We are holding a taster session on Wednesday 24th February at 6-7pm for you to ask any questions you may have and to find out more about the project. To join please register here 

Your video can be filmed on your phone unedited, a selfie of you talking, or showing your ideas through video, a short video or audio clip introducing yourself and telling us why you would like to be involved in the festival. Please send it to dancefest@wigledance.co.uk

Alternatively you can register your interest over the phone, just email  dancefest@wigledance.co.uk to arrange a phone call. 


February 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am
March 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm