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Future Fires

29 Nov 2019 - 10:49 by michelle.foster

ContactFuture 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 £1,000 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.

Future Fires are looking for individuals who:

  • 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)

What you will get by joining:

  • Access to £1,000 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

Interviews will be held on: 14/15 January 2020 (late afternoon and early evening)

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline for applications: 11 December 2019, 10:00

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