Contact Media Lounge

It’s time for young people to not only be actors, but to create rich media and original sound design for live performance. We want young people to leave Contact with skills that will translate into positive futures.

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Young people, especially those who are not in education, employment or training need a place which provides them with free access to high quality eqiupment, support and expertise so they can develop the disciplines required to strive for and achieve excellence, develop excellent new media skills they can use to move into education, employment or training.


We have been a portal for digital-media performance for some time. We see many young people who are talented and aspiring film-makers, designers, animators and whiz-kids at manipulating technology in original, creative ways. Because of this, we have set up a MEDIA LOUNGE at Contact to be able to run FREE innovative digital skills-based projects, residencies and master-classes. YOUR SUPPORT WILL PROVIDE A FULLY EQUIPPED MEDIA SUITE AND 1 YEAR'S PROJECT ACTIVITY

  • Contact is very impressive. It’s brilliant and it’s a very important part of Manchester’s cultural scene

    — Ed Vaizey MP, Shadow Culture Minister (2009)

  • This is what our investment in the arts is all about; inspiring & engaging young people, helping them find their talent, & sharing that

    — Ben Bradshaw MP, Secretary of State Culture Media & Sport (2009)