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Sign up to our Future Fires two-day short course 2021.

UPDATE – all spaces on this course have now been booked up. Please do keep an eye on our website and socials for more opportunities and courses in the future.

Future Fires is a programme that supports artists, aged 18-30, in developing  radical socially-engaged art projects.

It is for people who are passionate about combining arts with activism, challenging the status quo, and most importantly making a positive change in their community.

Our two-day online short course will help you generate ideas and provide key project management skills. It will give you an insight into different sources of funding and into key strategies for community engagement.

Whether you’ve got a project plan you’re getting ready to deliver or, you’ve just started thinking about changes you’d like to see in your community – the short course is will help to get your planning started. The sessions will be led by artist and facilitator Caitlin Gleeson.

This is a two-day course taking place on:

  • Saturday 20 February 10-4pm
  • Sunday 21 February 10-4pm

When signing up for this, you must be available to take part in both days. 

To sign up please click the book button on this page to secure your place.

If you have any queries about the course, and about how the sessions will be run, please email Rose Sergent: rosesergent@contactmcr.com

About Caitlin Gleeson

Caitlin Gleeson performing in Vera at the York Theatre Royal Black Box Showcase V on 14th February 2019

Caitlin Gleeson is a theatre maker, facilitator, producer and writer whose work includes solo performance, interactive theatre and community arts, and often explores autobiography, gender and place. She has worked with organisations including Contact, the Octagon Theatre, the Royal Exchange, the Lowry and Oldham Coliseum, where she is a supported artist. She has also worked as a researcher and evaluator, and teaches at the University of Manchester. She is currently touring Pour and Serve, a site-specific solo performance on the language of sexual harassment. In development is Vera, a collaboration with Ross McCaffrey which uses the story of a pioneering astrophysicist to ask why we believe some people more than others; and A Show About Plants, a performance about care, queerness and nature as resistance against capitalism.

  • Price
    Free
  • Venue

    Online via Zoom.

  • Running
    Two-day course, 10-4pm
  • Booking info

    When signing up for this, you must be available to take part in both days.

    If you have any queries about the course, and about how the sessions will be run, please email: rosesergent@contactmcr.com

Date Time & Place
Saturday 20 February 10:00am
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