The TellingStory Fund will be a fund of up to €30,000 per year (subject to funding being secured) for the next two years, which will be administered by Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival, with the support of The Centre for Social Action Media. The funds ...
Post-graduate Certificate in Media Social Entrepreneurship & various Social Response Courses The SAM Centre will shortly be offering a one year part-time Post-graduate Certificate in Media Social Entrepreneurship, which we hope will be accredited through a regional Institute of Technology, and a range of shorter ...
The Social Action Media (SAM) Sessions are our cultural response to the issues of Climate Change, with Screenings, a Think-Tank and Web-hosted SAM Talks (think, an Irish TED TALKS), during the 6th Guth Gafa International Film Festival. To be part of this important gathering of ...
The Social Action Media (SAM) Sessions are our cultural response to the issues of Climate Change, with Screenings, a Think-Tank and Web-hosted SAM Talks (think, an Irish TED TALKS), during the 6th Guth Gafa International Film Festival. To be part of this important gathering of artists, filmmakers, musicians, campaigners and scientists, and to make a difference, support our project.
Our 2011 focus is Climate Action, and we have three initiatives that we plan to run concurrently with Guth Gafa International Film Festival, Donegal’s human rights and social change documentary event, under the banner of The SAM SESSIONS.
These SAM Sessions are The SAM Think-Tank, SAM Speaks and SAM Art/Photo Exhibition. These initiatives are our cultural response to the magnitude of the issues of climate change, climate justice, and climate adaptation.
The SAM Think-Tank will be a two-day forum for climate scientists, artists, activists and others to look at ways of using media and the arts to educate, organize and ‘call to action’ people in Ireland to respond to the cultural, social and economic problems of Climate Change.
The SAM Speaks event will follow the tradition of the TED Talks, using media to inform and educate the public on significant issues facing society and the world. We will invite artists, activists and experts to each present a 10 to 15 minute talk, song, or poem on the subject of Climate Change, which we will film and host on the Social Action Media Centre website.
The SAM Art/Photo Exhibition will be comprised of an international touring exhibit on Climate Change, alongside an exhibit of Donegal climate change photographs and works of art from artists who are part of the Centre, working with Gaeltacht school groups to capture images of the effect of climate change on the Donegal landscape.
We have been in discussion with a coalition of 27 organizations and NGOs, working under the banner, Stop Climate Chaos (http://www.stopclimatechaos.ie/), and we have received very positive feedback so far from a number of these organizations, who wish to attend and participate.
The aim of The Centre for Social Action Media is to create powerful partnerships, networking and training opportunities between Irish artists, writers, educators, scientific experts, ‘thinkers’, and media communicators. In this way, we hope to instigate and inspire the creation of works of significance and impact, and to encourage collaboration between skilled media practitioners, social entrepreneurs, and activists.
As well as our Training programme, The Centre plans to host exhibitions, events, arts and media projects in the North-West of Ireland with the aim to communicate, educate, and challenge people to take creative action on climate change, economic injustice, and other social problems in their own communities and nationwide.