Background
I have spent the last 20 years working with arts and creativity within education - across early years, primary and secondary, in the community and in health settings. Documentation is at the heart of all the work I do, whether in my own practice or educational work with others, providing a means of reflection and evaluation as an integral part of my working process.
Current projects
I am currently involved in two key projects, one working as Artist in Residence at Ashton Gate Primary School with a group of children know as the AGDs (Ashton Gate Documentors) and the other with the New Generation Documentors, a group of young people aged 11 - 15 from across the city (see below).

Ashton Gate Documentors

 
Past work

In 2010 I ran Media Hothouse, a project set up by Knowle West Media Centre for 16 - 25 year olds with an interest in working in the creative industries. It offered practical support from professional mentors, skills development and individual bursary awards to 16 young people setting up businesses ranging from recycled clothing to sound recording, photography to hiphop, dance for film to scriptwriting. The project was overseen by a steering group made up of key industry figures.

Between 2003 – 07 I worked as an advisor for Creative Partnerships Bristol. Three specific projects grew out of this period of work for me: The NGDs (New Generation Documentors), StyaB, the young people’s creative mentoring programme and Creative Lab, an informal workshop space for experimentation and risk-taking. To find out more follow the links below.

"Kamina has played a key and constant part in the successful development of Creative Partnerships in Bristol and across the south west - she works with imagination, thought, integrity and commitment - placing children and young people at the centre of her work and all we do. We couldn't have managed without her."
Matt Little: Director, Creative Partnerships Bristol and Forest of Dean

NGDs (New Generation Documentors)

StyaB creative mentoring

Bristol Creative Lab

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