4MinuteFilm Challenge

4MinuteFilm Challenge

We are inviting you to inspire your students to produce a short film about a publicly owned sculpture in your area and RECEIVE £100 BURSARY to help you along the way. As part of an ambitious three-year Sculpture Project we are working in partnership with Art UK to support 24 co-produced sculpture films from across the country.

The 4MinuteFilm Challenge is a great way to increase your young people’s confidence, develop their skills, support them to make decisions and work as a team.
The project will support you at primary and secondary level to:
Deliver the GCSE Arts curriculum and Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence
Feature in an Arts Week
Deliver Arts Award
Achieve an Artsmark

The project will encourage pupils to research artists, share discoveries, plan challenges, identify a leadership role and work effectively with others. The project will encourage your pupils to research artists and craftspeople and share discoveries, identify and plan an arts challenge, identify a leadership role and project plan, and work effectively with others.

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> We need you </b>

We need you

Each group will make a film about a publicly owned sculpture, which potentially thousands of viewers will see.
This could be a sculpture outside, in a gallery or other venue. CultureStreet will support you to select a sculpture if you don’t already have one in mind.
<b> Technical Requirements</b>

Technical Requirements

Your film must be no longer than 4 minutes. CultureStreet will provide you with online resources to help you create your film.
Each film must be produced by and with a group of young people. They should retain ownership of the film throughout, be able to express their ideas creatively and be technically involved in the whole process.
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.

<b> Apply today  </b>

Apply today

Apply by 22 February 2019 by completing the application form and emailing to info@culturestreet.org.uk
The form can be downloaded as a PDF below or if you prefer as a WORD DOC by using this link. You will be notified if you have been successful by 11 March 2019. Your film must be completed by 20 July 2019.

The Application form

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.
Any problems accessing or completing the form then just email us at info@culturestreet.org.uk

Download Application form.pdf

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 project also supports students to respond to the work of artists and designers and discuss constructive feedback, as well as encouraging them to perform and be part of an audience.

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.