Contact has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants.

Future Fires is a programme which supports young artists to develop a socially-engaged art project in their own communities. During the twelve-month programme, Future Fires will receive high-level training and mentoring to develop their creative practice, leadership and project management skills. Once the training is completed, Future Fires will receive up to £1000 of funding to make it happen!

If you are passionate about the arts and activism, keen to develop your skills, self-motivated, committed and want to make a difference in communities, then Future Fires could be for you.

We are looking for individuals who:

• Are aged 18-30 and based in Greater Manchester
• Have an idea for a project in a community and need support to develop it
• Passionate about the arts and communities, self-motivated and keen to learn
• Want to develop new skills and experience to build a career in the arts and community development
• Have the desire and flexibility to commit to the programme over 12 months (January –December 2020)

What you will get by joining:

• Access to £1000 worth of funding
• Intensive training weekends with Contact experts
• Access to events and learning opportunities with artists and community leaders
• Peer learning opportunities through the Future Fires 2020 cohort
• Bespoke mentoring throughout your time on the programme
• Support in finding and applying to funding opportunities
• Development of leadership skills and access to important networks
• Development of arts/community project skills – e.g. writing funding applications, branding, budget management and evaluation methods

How to apply:

1) For more information on Future Fires, visit the page on our website.
2) Applications can be made in a number of formats:

By audio/video: please find information about applying by audio or video in the information download below.

By application form: we offer the application form in a variety of formats including large print and dyslexia friendly which are available to download from the bottom of this page.

Please submit all applications to rosesergent@contactmcr.com with a completed Inclusion and Diversity form.

For more information, on any of the above, please contact Rose Sergent, Leadership Projects Coordinator – rosesergent@contactmcr.com / 0161 274 0625

Deadline for applications: 10am on Wednesday 11 December 2019
Interviews will be held on: 14/15 January 2020 (late afternoon and early evening)

Contact has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement. We actively seek applications from the widest range of applicants.