If you are passionate about using the arts to make a difference in your community and are interested in developing your skills as a project manager, then Future Fires could be for you.
Future Fires supports young artists to develop socially-engaged projects in their own communities. We deliver our two-day Short Course three-times each year which gives an introduction to developing a community project, and we recruit annually for our six-month long programme.
During the six-month programme, Future Fires receive a bespoke programme of training and mentoring to develop their leadership skills and support them to deliver a project in their own community.
The projects supported by Future Fires 2018 are:
Roxy Legane: Kids of Colour
Kids of Colour is a platform for kids of colour to explore their experiences of race, identity and culture in modern Britain.
Fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kidsofcolour
Trish Cartner: The Crimson Wave
A charitable organisation working to bring reliable, safe and free sanitary wear to homeless women & women in need.
Samuel Remi-Akinwale & Pelumi Fatayo: Base Productions
A youth led production company that focuses on discussing key topics like toxic masculinity and representation.
A project based on using theatre workshops to prevent sexual harassment in the workshop
Rose Sergent: Drawn Poorly Zine.
A not for profit, Manchester based independent Zine. Rose works with collaborators from the UK and beyond to share work responding to chronic illness and long term health conditions (physical and mental.)
Nicola Varley: Noagender
A project that tackles the negative gender stereotypes young people have to tackle on a daily basis.
Future Fires is supported by funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, UnLtd and The Peter Kershaw Trust.