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  • Fotonow CIC is a social enterprise using creative media as a powerful and inclusive tool to enable people’s voices to be heard.

    What we do:

    • We create innovative photographic, video and media projects
    • We work with individuals to nurture ambition, develop confidence and create pathways into relevant employment in the creative industries
    • We empower people in local communities to tell their own stories, so that their voices are heard and reflected through photography and filmmaking
    • As a social enterprise, we re-invest our profits to support these aims

    How we do it:

    • EDUCATE: Fotonow was founded by, and is staffed by passionate educationalists. We run workshops and informal education projects. In addition to this we work with formal education providers across the region. Our annual South West Graduate Photography Prize showcases the best emerging talent from photography courses across the region, providing a platform for graduates to move into employment.
    • EMPOWER: We advocate for participatory media practice. This means getting people behind the camera and making their own images & video. Elitist mass-media often mis-represent the views of ordinary people – teaching media skills empowers people to take control of their own stories.
    • ENTERTAIN: Our outreach vehicle Camper Obscura has been on the road since 2010, entertaining and engaging the public across the UK, demonstrating the basic principles of photography though a built-in camera obscura!
    • PRESENT: We often present highly visible outcomes for projects in the form of public art installations, encouraging people to both contribute to and experience visual culture outside of traditional gallery spaces.
    • SUSTAIN: We produce work to commission through our FotoPlus brand at commercial rates, and use the income from this to sustain our business and support our community work.

     

  • Address: Plymouth
    Plymouth
    Plymouth
    PL1 4JQ
    United Kingdom
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  • Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Fotonow.pdf
  • Social Impact Statements:

    Social Impact Statements

    The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.

    In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.

     

    Updated September 2016


    1) Using creative media to create positive social change

    Fotonow CIC is a social enterprise using creative media as a powerful and inclusive tool to enable people’s voices to be heard. Our work is rooted in place; we nurture possibility and ambition; we create positive social change for individuals and tangible outcomes for the communities we serve.

     


     

    2) What we do

    • We create innovative photographic, video and media projects
    • We work with individuals to nurture ambition, develop confidence and create pathways into relevant employment in the creative industries
    • We empower people in local communities to tell their own stories, so that their voices are heard and reflected through photography and filmmaking
    • As a social enterprise, we re-invest our profits to support these aims

     


    3) How we do it

    • EDUCATE: Fotonow was founded by, and is staffed by passionate educationalists. We run workshops and informal education projects. In addition to this we work with formal education providers across the region. Our annual South West Graduate Photography Prize showcases the best emerging talent from photography courses across the region, providing a platform for graduates to move into employment
    • EMPOWER: We advocate for participatory media practice. This means getting people behind the camera and making their own images & video. Elitist mass-media often mis-represent the views of ordinary people - teaching media skills empowers people to take control of their own stories
    • ENTERTAIN: Our outreach vehicle Camper Obscura has been on the road since 2010,
      entertaining and engaging the public across the UK, demonstrating the basic principles of photography though a built-in camera obscura!
    • PRESENT: We often present highly visible outcomes for projects in the form of public art installations, encouraging people to both contribute to and experience visual culture outside of traditional gallery spaces
    • SUSTAIN: We produce work to commission through our FotoPlus brand at commercial rates, and use the income from this to sustain our business and support our community work