Future Fires

Contact’s Future Fires programme, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, supports young emerging artists to plan and deliver their own community arts outreach projects in Greater Manchester through a tailored programme of training, mentoring and support.

For more information on the programme please contact Victoria Brown , Project Manager via

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The Agency

Applications are now open for The Agency in Moston and Harpurhey. Aged 15-25? Apply here

The Agency is a youth entrepreneurial project that empowers young people to affect positive change in their own communities through an innovative model developed in Brazil.

Following a successful 2 year pilot period supported by the Gubenkian foundation,  The Agency has been awarded £397,572 from The Big Lottery to continue its ground breaking work engaging young people from underserved communities nationally starting in Moston and Harpurhey, Manchester, and Battersea and Clapham Junction, London. Participants with inventive ideas that will change where they live for the better will be supported by successful figures in society and local people to realise their projects. 

For more information on the programme please contact Steve Vickers, Project Manager via

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