Earlier this year, we announced our 2020 Future Fires group, and their projects. They have all created fantastic work in spite of the many challenges of Covid-19.
We’ve linked some of their works for you to explore further. We have also linked each of the blog posts that they wrote for this site, where you can read about their projects in their own words.
- Hannah Weiner started the That 2 This Theatre Project and over the summer, creating a paid monologue opportunity for working class writers and actors.
- Jake Bowen was one of the artists leading a week for A Week’s Notice, sharing seven provocations and challenges.
- Jessica Wiehler successfully gained funding for her project ‘The Classroom’ from the Blagrave Trust.
- Kat Humphrey is developing a series of poetry workshops for people in recovery.
- Audrey Albert successfully gained funding from Resourcing Racial Justice for her project Chagossians of Manchester.
- Neelam Mahmood is creating a series of creative workshops for care leavers. These are being delivered in collaboration with The Horsfall next year.
- Alex Marrs is currently creating a book which will feature writing and photography focused on addiction and recovery.
Here’s some pictures of the Future Fires at socially-distanced in-person sessions at Contact
Earlier this year we announced Creative Protagonists. Working in partnership with RECLAIM, we’ve brought together six young working-class artists to develop their skills and create a radical artistic work.
Here’s Leadership Projects Coordinator Rose on how Creative Protagonists is progressing:
Creative Protagonists have been busy exploring ideas to each create a new piece of socially engaged artwork. The group is made up of poets, musicians, actors, an illustrator and photographer. In 2021 they’ll be supported by Creative Producer Josh Wilkinson and, sharing their work in a multi-artform showcase later in the year.
We can’t wait to see the end result!