PROGRAMS

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER - Learn the basics or production & media literacy.

LEVEL 2: EMERGING - Explore multimedia production through collaborative projects.

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED - Refine your skills through community-focused projects.

LEVEL 4: INDUSTRY - Use your talents to get into the industry and land professional work.

LEVEL 5: TRAILBLAZER - Make the stories you envision tangible as a creative entrepreneur.

IN-SCHOOL


AFTER SCHOOL


CREATIVE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT


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IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Digital Media (LEVEL 1 & 2)

Senior Documentary Project (LEVEL 3)

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HoopsHIGH

(LEVELS 1 & 2)

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FSM NEWS

FSM News West (LEVELS 1 & 2)

FSM News South (LEVELS 1 & 2)

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REAL CHI YOUTH

Real Chi Youth Reporters (LEVEL 3)

Real Chi Youth Editors & Beat Reporters (LEVEL 4)

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INDUSTRY PATHWAYS

The Chicago Track (LEVEL 3)

The Industry Pathways Cohort (LEVEL 4)

Flash Forward (LEVELS 3 & 4)

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FREE SPIRIT PRO

PRO Producers (LEVEL 4)

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FREE SPIRIT MEDIA STUDIOS

(LEVEL 5)

COMING SOON

 


TEEN PROGRAMS: AGES 14-18


YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS: AGES 18-25

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

OUR PORTFOLIO

Free Spirit Media offers an incremental line up of community-based programs for teens and young adults ages 14-25 interested in the film, media, and journalism industries. Our 3 categories of programming are: In-School Media Arts Education, After School and Summer Digital Media Programs, and Creative Workforce Development.

ENGAGE

Our programs are based across 6 sites on Chicago's West and South sides. The media our youth producers create respond to key issues affecting these communities.

GET PAID

WE VALUE YOUTH CREATIVITY. All Free Spirit Media participants receive stipends for their contributions. We pay our artists as a response to the employment needs of the communities we work in and to increase access to Chicago's creative economy, particularly for communities of color.

LEVEL UP

Free Spirit Media programs are designed with entry points at every level:

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER - Learn the basics or production & media literacy.

LEVEL 2: EMERGING - Explore multimedia production through collaborative projects.

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED - Refine your skills through community-focused projects.

LEVEL 4: INDUSTRY - Use your talents to get into the industry and land professional work.

LEVEL 5: TRAILBLAZER - Make the stories you envision tangible as a creative entrepreneur.

OUR FOCUS

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Not sure which program is right for you?

Fill out Free Spirit Media's General Interest form and we'll help you find a match!

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