Vera Media community learning, arts promotion, fundraising and evaluation – is based at Hillside in South Leeds.
Following 30 years of film-making, running courses and working for social benefit in the community, Vera Media now offers:
Courses for adults in community venues, free to people on most benefits and to asylum seekers. Courses including DJ Skills, Live Sound Engineering, Social Media, Creative Media for people with learning difficulties/disabilities, English for women who are Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Get Cooking – for people with learning difficulties and care assistants, Computers in Everyday Life, STEPS to Excellence and Personal Success, Sewing Skills, Introduction to Working in Child-Care, next steps for volunteers, and more. Courses usually run for one session a week for 10-12 weeks, but some are intensive.
Films: Vera Media has produced over 150 documentaries and dramas for training, promotion, campaigning, records of events and much more, specialising in socially-engaged work with public, third sector, charity, arts, environment, education, feminist and community organisations. Productions have been broadcast on the BBC, ITV, Al-Jezeerah and other stations, and won awards at festivals around the world. Contact us for our list of completed films. MOST RECENTLY: a sell-out audience at Leeds’ Hyde Park Cinema in May 2015 enjoyed Never Give Up! Against Violence Against Women in West Yorkshire (35 minutes) and Yorkshire Women of the Century, together with 3 Leeds Animation Workshop films.
Consultancy, fundraising, arts/project promotion and evaluation. We have a long and successful track record and are now able to offer our expertise to others on a freelance basis, having secured and run commissioned projects and programmes supported by NHS, Arts Council, National Lottery, European Union, government departments, local authorities, national charities, social enterprises, foundations, the Skills Funding Agency and more. We are available to evaluate projects or whole organisations, promote arts events within communities, raise funds, gain commissions from European, public sector and trusts, and evaluate projects and/or whole organisations. IN THE LAST YEAR: we have raised well over £200,000 for different Leeds organisations, groups and projects with social aims.
Are you an organisation with an idea for a new course or in need of fundraising or project evaluation, or someone who wants to learn something new? Interested in what else Vera Media can help you with?
Contact us on 07957 152107 / 0113 387 6339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vera Media is a social enterprise, company number 06592940