Contact Theatre seeks Future Fires

Closing Date: 11 December 2019

Contact Theatre

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: unpaid


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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.

• 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)

• 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

For more information and to download an application pack, please visit the website.

If you have any questions, please contact Rose Sergent, Leadership Projects Coordinator – / 0161 274 0625

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.