Amy Martin

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The focus of my work in 2016 will be on F A M A L A M –  exploring parenting and play in the 21st Century, and specifically #RadicalChildcare interventions and the sharing economy. 

I’ll be building on my BOM Fellowship with partnerships at Impact Hub Birmingham, New Economics Foundation and at NearNow as part of the Arts Council / Innovate UK funded Arts and Technology Pilot.

#RadicalChildcare is an initiative to explore, imagine and invest in bold new possibilities for the future of childcare. Through this work I am looking to surface, explore, provoke and share radical solutions to make childcare more accessible, collaborative, creative, flexible, affordable and intergenerational.

These programmes will find their way into BOM’s public programmes and I will continue to contribute to the vision and development of BOM’s engagement programmes, feeding in to the Live R&D programme and devising and delivering the second BOM Summer Camp. Building on the success of the first BOM Summer Camp in 2015, this week-long programme provides 7-11 year olds the opportunity to work hands on with new technologies and uses creativity to inspire learning through the key STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering arts and maths) while parents have the option to co-work at BOM. We will continue to offer bursary places to parents with low income.