4MinuteFilm Challenge

4MinuteFilm Challenge

This is your opportunity to have a go at making a short film with young people you work with, about a sculpture in your area and RECEIVE £100 BURSARY to help you along the way.

The 4MinuteFilm Challenge is also a great way to increase your young people’s confidence, develop their skills, support them to make decisions and work as a team.

Each group will receive a £100 bursary to support the production of the film.

Your film must be no longer than 4 minutes.

Art UK and CultureStreet will support you to make a short film that potentially thousands of viewers will see. We will provide you with online resources including tips and guidance to help you make your film.

Key Stage:

We want to work with 24 groups of young people UK wide, aged 7 – 19yrs, up to 25yrs for young people with special needs.


Your group must be a registered company or charity, or other type of formal organisation eg a school, college, local authority, youth club, arts organisation.

<b>Technical Requirements</b>

Technical Requirements

All you need to take part is the ability to film and edit your film. You could be filming on iPads, using free editing software or high end digital cameras.
The young people should be able to express their ideas creatively and be technically involved in the whole process. Each film must be produced by and with a group of young people and they should retain ownership of the film throughout.
<b>Choice of Sculpture</b>

Choice of Sculpture

Each group will make a film about a publicly owned sculpture. This could be a sculpture outside, in a gallery or other venue.
We will support you to select a sculpture if you don’t already have one in mind.
<b>Application Process</b>

Application Process

You can submit your application at any time but the deadline for submissions is 30th November 2018. We will notify if you have been successful by 11th January 2019. Your film must be completed by 7th July 2019 and you may be selected for the ‘Best Short Film’ award!

Unfortunately we can only offer the 4MinuteFilm bursary to one organisation per region of the UK so apply NOW by completing a short application form. Download here. Any problems downloading the form then just email us at info@culturestreet.org.uk

Development Activity:

Watch the first film made by children and young people about The Angel of the North. We hope all the films will be very different, different groups, different ages, different approaches to filmmaking so do not think you have to make a film like this one.

Learning Objectives:

The 4MinuteFilm Challenge is also a great way to increase your young people’s confidence, develop their skills, support them to make decisions and work as a team.

Research, Notes and Links:

Established in 2002, Art UK (previously known as the Public Catalogue Foundation) is a dynamic arts charity with a national and global reach. Between 2003 and 2012 Art UK digitised 212,000 oil paintings from 3,200 locations across the UK. By doing so, Art UK transformed access to the UK’s publicly owned art collection, much of which is not on regular display. In summer 2017 Art UK started a project to digitise the nation’s sculpture collection. Supported by a £2.8 million National Lottery grant, Art UK will catalogue the national sculpture collection. This major new initiative will put online the nation's sculpture collection and will include 3D, high and low relief works, figurative and abstract works from approx. the last 1000 years! Around 170,000 sculptures - located inside galleries, museums and public buildings or outdoors in parks, streets and squares - will be displayed on the Art UK website. The aim is to have all works of sculpture uploaded to www.artuk.org by May 2020. Established in 2012, CultureStreet provides resources for children, young people and adults who work with them to find out more about the arts and have a go at arts activities themselves. CultureStreet has been commissioned by Art UK to support young people to review the nation’s sculpture collection.