In Summary, the key aims of The Foundry are to:
The Foundry is an online portal and social media hub that allows people to tell their stories, share them and interact with others about those stories. Members join the website for free where they can upload images, films or documents and start a dicussion on a particular story of interest. They can also comment on other peoples stories.
Behind the scenes, the Creative Regions team will curate themes - where there are reoccurring stories submitted or a peak of interest from members. Anyone looking at The Foundry website can then search stories by keyword or theme, but they must be a member to interact with content.
The information shared on The Foundry has a creative commons license which means that the content is copyright free and can be used as source material for the creative projects. Creative Regions will drive some of these projects; however, this material is open for any artist to use as source material.