Development of a website for a creative regeneration project mobilising young people to produce a ‘Young People’s Manifesto for Urban Development and Regeneration’

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Billboard provides the means for young people to become community reporters, investigators and champions for positive change.

The project is built around a partnership between Creative Partnerships Thames Gateway, Futurecity, Basildon District Council and Southend and Thurrock Unitary Authorities, with media partners Channel 4/Talent.


Billboard - webBillboard is supported by Arts Council England, East and EEDA via their unique shared prospectus which identifies three common areas for strategic joint investment that will harness the power of the arts and creativity to transform the social, economic and material conditions of local people and communities

The Billboard Lab is a customised shipping container that transforms into a fully equipped film studio where young people will develop their creative skills, explore regeneration issues and engage with local communities. The Billboard website will provide a dedicated space for regeneration and showcase work produced through the project.

Billboard lead to a national conference that enabled young people to debate, challenge and refine the young people’s manifesto before presentation to Government.

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