About Us

Welcome  our brand new shop, a mere taster of what’s to come from NOISE in the coming months.

NOISE Charity

NOISE is an innovative, award-winning* charity, established in 2005 to broker multi-platform media coverage to showcase the best new creative talent; particularly those young people disadvantaged by their geographical location, lack of formal education or their lack of contacts within the Creative Industries.

Every two years the charity hosts the NOISE Festival, which is a biennial festival gaining mass media exposure for emerging talent from over 18,000 submissions to date. NOISE Festival launched in 2006 at Tate Liverpool and in 2008 at 11 Downing Street, London. The festival has staged showcase events at ICA in London, Urbis Manchester and the Liverpool Biennial. Media partners have included: BBC, MTV and MSN, as well as a number of leading magazines such as Blueprint and Digital Arts.

NOISE Festival categories include Architecture, Fine Art, Moving Image, Photography, Fashion, Product Design, Word and Music, curated by a panel of maverick role-models including Zaha Hadid, Peter Saville, Tom Dixon, Wayne Hemingway, Peter Saville, Norman Rosenthal and Badly Drawn Boy.

NOISE Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, supported solely by project funding raised from Arts Council England, Local Authorities and other funding bodies.
If you are a young creative and want to showcase your work to an audience of millions, upload your work to www.noisefestival.com.

The Cause

Money raised will assist the NOISE Charity to continue to create a level playing field for talented young people to gain entry into the Creative Industries.

  • Recent data shows 10.7% of 2008 fine art graduates remain unemployed after leaving university — and a high proportion listed catering or retail work as their primary occupation (The Guardian).

  • The Higher Education Statistics Agency, show that in all English universities, 19% of students come from the four socio-economic groups with the lowest income – mainly made up of those whose parents are in manual or unskilled jobs. Professor Ben Knights, of the Higher Education Academy, said many in his field were worried about the social class mix. “There could be a progressive gentrification of arts and humanities." (The Observer)

  • Graduate unemployment has risen to its highest level for 17 years, research suggests. A study of the graduate class of 2009 found that 8.9% were out of work in January 2010. (Higher Education Careers Services Unit)