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Dex Hannon (Huddersfield based artist) and Pip Williamson University of Huddersfield Animation student collaborated to create this introduction to The Broken Toy Company Film. Both films were presented at the 2014 Symposium

 

 

Apologies for the slight distortion on some of the audio – hope you enjoy it!


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Mapping collaborations

Several people have suggested that it would be really helpful to see the projects that are coming out of CollabHub. It is difficult to document, in part because people might just come to one meeting, develop a friendship and start making work together at a later time, and also because lots of projects happen out of my gaze. This is fabulous, but I can only document what I see – but I have to say that it quite a lot. So I had a go.

CollabHub network

CollabHub network

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Link to Kinetic Typography with Pip, Alex and Dex Hannon

Also I hope they won’t mind but a few fantastic quotes from groups who have made connections through coming to CollabHub meetings:

David Helm: “Since Collabhub I’ve contacted Rob (and Jess) at Hoot, and will be doing some stuff for their Innovation programme which is brilliant! Also visited their sister programme artists in Mind(AIM) and discussed some possible collaboration in their work with various groups using mental health services….wouldn’t have connected without Collabhub.”

Denzel Roach from Huddlefest: “People involved with Collabhub have donated their time and skills to the Huddlefest event and has been a great forum from which we could pitch to a varied audience.”

Unpretentious Arts: ” #popupexhibitions are all your fault!! Telling people they could come and pitch an idea made us actually think of an idea to pitch!”


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2014 Symposium – dust is settling

It has been an incredible week however we hope to post images and responses to the Symposium really soon. Why not follow @CollabHub or visit the Facebook page so that you can receive news as it comes through.

The CollabHub Market

The CollabHub Market

 

The Bad Ideas Band

The Bad Ideas Band

Potter David Helm

Potter David Helm

Fifth Planet Productions

Fifth Planet Productions

The Bad Ideas Band



Dex Hannon - Local artist

Dex Hannon – Local artist

Pitch Play - developing a new business

Pitch Play – developing a new business

 

Pictures and Noise - talking about making 100 films in a year!

Pictures and Noise – talking about making 100 films in a year!

 


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Exciting investment from Kirklees Council and http://www.hcan.org.uk/

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Huddersfield Creative Arts Network (HCAN) have raised £4580 for an interdisciplinary team of students involved in CollabHub to develop their Huddersfield Sound Walk (now HudScape) project. The team includes an animation student (Pip Williamson), business studies student (Abigail McAlpine) and two music technology students (one from each school, Alex Baker and Dainius Kacinskas). As this has grown from CollabHub, I will offer a little support but the project will be delivered by students to HCAN, with them as mentors.  

The project emerged from Janette Martin’s work on history sound walks which also led to the paper that music tech student Jon Crook and history student Richard Martyn will be presenting at this HEA conference in June.

Next, we are meeting with HCAN to discuss conditions relating to that fund, and how they want to coach students to increase it to £40k and develop a bespoke platform for sonic experiences in Huddersfield. We currently run the online website (supported by James Suret) but here we are talking about all sorts of fabulous possibilities for collaborative work, composers platforms and projects relating to history, enterprise, music, sound, education… let’s just say that it’s exciting.
If you are interested to know more about this and other projects they have run this year – the students are presenting the Symposium on May 23rd in the CAB – https://collabhub.org/2014-symposium/ There will also be a collaboration networking ‘market’ in the Atrium for 2 hours from 1-3. It would be wonderful to see you there, but if you can’t please do share because there is lots of scope for interdisciplinary innovation and they might just make some great contacts (not only amongst the students)
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More information about other High Street Innovation Fund success stories for our area here