The Accumulate Exhibition
Made By Us is the title for 2017’s Accumulate exhibition of photographs by young people who are homeless and living in hostels and who took part in this year’s Accumulate photography workshops. The exhibition is at The Guardian in King’s Cross and runs from 12th May until 3rd June (10am – 6pm).
The Accumulate photography workshops give the young person a valuable and much-needed opportunity to leave the hostel, learn new skills, make friends and explore their creativity. Most importantly, through attending the Accumulate workshops, their self-confidence and sense of personal value increases, which helps them to become more positive and, so, make more positive decisions in their lives and for their future.
This year, Accumulate will be awarding three scholarships to pay for three of its participants to study on the one year creative and digital media course at Ravensbourne. The scholarships have been sponsored by BOP Consulting, Crep Protect and from the Governor’s Fund at Ravensbourne.
The scholarships are a life changing experience which transforms the aspirations and hopes of the recipient into a reality. 2016’s Accumulate Scholarship recipient, Sam Adesanya, described the scholarship opportunity as “a dream come true” and said: “This is what I really want to do. I hope winning the scholarship will enable me to go forward and work towards a career in photography, or something else creative.” In 2017 he went on to apply for the BA Animation degree course at Ravensbourne. He has been accepted. None of this journey would have happened without the intervention of Accumulate and the scholarship.
Accumulate in 2017 is ….. 9 hostels, 23 participants, 15 photography workshops, 10 student helpers, 3 scholarships, 2 tutors & 1 amazing exhibition.