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Future Fires will receive high level training and mentoring to develop their creative practice, leadership and project management skills

Future Fires is a long-standing Contact programme – supporting young artists to develop creative programmes for their communities. Over twelve months, Future Fires receive funding, mentoring and training to develop their ideas and make their projects happen. We run two-day short courses and a twelve-month programme.

Our two-day Short-Course is delivered three times a year and gives an introduction to developing a community project. We recruit annually for our twelve-month programme for artists who want to speak out on a certain issue, or challenge social barriers which exist.

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!

Future Fires has launched the careers of many young arts professionals and supported the establishment of new charities and social enterprises including Reform Radio, EnJoy Arts and Tandem Theatre.

Future Fires 2022

We’re looking for five creatives to join us for the next programme. If you’re interested in the arts, community engagement and social change – we want to hear from you!

Head to this link here to find out more.

TESTIMONIALS:

    ‘I can honestly say that being a part of this programme was the best thing I ever did for my artistic career, it was the catalyst for all the creative work I have done and continue to do.’

    Jessica Loveday, Freelance Artist

    Future Fires is supported by funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, UnLtd and The Peter Kershaw Trust.

    • Ages
      18 - 30
    • Contact

      Rose Sergent, Health & Science Producer – rosesergent@contactmcr.com / 07587 051528

    Credits & Partners

    • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
    • Paul Hamlyn Foundation