Real Time is one of the most established and

successful participatory media organisations in the UK, with an international reputation for participatory video (PV) and digital media. 

Real Time offers training, projects, research, consultancy and advocacy particularly targeting hard-to-reach groups and marginalised communities building social cohesion, developing networks and opening channels of communication to enable positive change.

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Real Time's recent initiatives

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The Future Creatives project used a participatory action research methodology to consult young people on the type of work experience they need and their expectations of what working in the creative industries might hold for them.

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“During the training project the FTI staff gained a clear understanding of how the methodology and techniques might be used in the Kyrgyzstan situation. In particular they saw the need for the widest involvement to make the project succeed and will be working with the schools, teachers and local communities as well as the young people directly involved. It was evident that there was considerable experience within the group and they were really eager to learn new skills and techniques, it was a really positive experience to work with them. They also demonstrated an understanding of how Participatory Video can be used to develop confidence and uncover issues of importance to the young people. The group members will be able to support each other over the coming months in delivering the project and Participatory Video should provide a useful methodology to involve young people in sharing their experiences and engaging with the wider community both locally and nationally.” Clive Robertson - Lead trainer, Real Time

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Real Time has been working with partners from Spain, Poland and Italy on a European funded Erasmus project to develop new ways of using visual methods to engage with migrants and asylum seekers.

Real Time designed and led visual methods training for 18 delegates. The training looked at how storytelling techniques can be used to engage with people who are newly arrived in the country or who face language barriers. It focused on how visual methods and storytelling techniques can be used to build a sense of belonging and personal connections with the wider community.