Signals is a centre for creative digital learning. We specialise in film education, digital art and use media production for social, learning and creative outcomes. We’re a multi award winning arts and education charity that provides courses, workshops and projects across the region. Originally created by a committed group of filmmakers, Signals became established as a community media and video workshop in 1988. Based in Colchester Essex, Signals developed into a regional resource and facility for filmmaking and digital arts. Our community projects enable disadvantaged groups to work on production projects, giving participants digital media skills and most importantly a voice. We work with groups through the whole production process helping participants realise their potential and share their stories.
The students shoulders are back, they are talking and offering opinions in class. They've smiled all week and looked truly alive and joyful for the first time since joining the school. They have pride in themselves and they feel special. Thank you for what you did for five young ladies who didn't believe in themselves but now have a real chance for the future, you made a difference.
Karen Wallace - Headteacher at Iceni Academy
Can I just say how much we have valued our collaboration with Signals over the year and how much it has benefitted the pupils involved.
Brian Combes - Headteacher at Stanway Primary School
I've had the pleasure of working on so many wonderful projects for over a decade. Thought provoking, worthwhile and at times life changing.
Jane Gull - Film Director
The training and support that Signals has provided has brought current practice in digital and animation tools and techniques into the classroom. We know it has made an impact on children's creativity and enjoyment of learning as well as helping children to progress in a range of core areas of the curriculum. Arts Award features strongly in Signals' direct offer to young people, with participants achieving some of the most advanced level of Arts Award in the county.
Roxie Curry - Programme Manager at Royal Opera House Bridge
A great way to explore new themes, concepts and literary texts without the students even realising how much they are actually learning.
Laura Weaver - Teacher at Colne Community School and College
I really liked having the chance to be creative and having so much freedom of what to produce was a lot of fun.
Maisie, 14 (student)
Signals is also a CLiP partner (Creative Learning in Partnership) with other arts organistions in the region: Zinc, Creative Arts East, Inspire, Suffolk Artlink and Momentum Arts.