MozFest Fringe Blog Takeover: Day 4

In our final installment from the MozFest fringe this week, we bring you insights from MakoEducation, who are using digital arts to help young people explore their local communities.

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MozRetreat Berlin

13173888_10154226689780159_2065716550117539259_nThis week, Arts Award Associate Julie Neville writes about planning for this year’s MozFest, which began with a retreat in Berlin…

For me, summertime in Berlin was a colourful mix of vibrant graffiti and lovely green spaces located amidst the city’s fascinating history. It was my first visit and I was lucky to be invited as part of a group of people from across the world who came together to begin planning MozFest 2016. Continue reading

MozFest-tastic

Mozfest2012_5Arts Award Associate for youth and community, Julie Neville, tells us all about taking Arts Award to MozFest this November, and the growing potential for delivering the award through digital arts.

I’ve been supporting EPIK, a Kent-based Arts Award centre dedicated to Encouraging Programming in Kids. EPIK has been developing resources designed for schools and youth clubs to encourage the delivery of Arts Award through coding, Minecraft and other tech.

When I heard that the director at EPIK was also a regional co-ordinator for Mozilla Clubs and she was going to be running the Youth Zone at this year’s MozFest, I jumped at the chance to get Arts Award involved. Continue reading