Applications open for Future Popular

Future Popular is LeftCoast’s commissions programme open to artists, creative producers and arts organisations based in Blackpool and Wyre. LeftCoast is looking for dynamic, innovative and sustainable proposals from Blackpool

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Future Popular is LeftCoast’s commissions programme open to artists, creative producers and arts organisations based in Blackpool and Wyre.

LeftCoast is looking for dynamic, innovative and sustainable proposals from Blackpool and Wyre based artists  to develop and present a project for the people who live and work here and explore how creativity can play a central part in the future of Blackpool and Wyre.

There are three types of funded commissions available in Round 5 and are open to any art form. You will need to specify what art form and which community setting you want to work in within our application.

The award runs for six months and you need to be able to demonstrate that you can successfully plan and deliver your project to time and to budget. All projects must have final reports submitted by mid-October.

In this round we are shaking it up a bit, adding more variety, more opportunities and challenges… there are 3 strands that individual artists, arts organisations, creative producers or collectives can apply for:

  •  Future Popular – Performs
  • Future Popular – Collective
  • Future Popular – Ambitious

For more information about each of the strands download the guidance here.

To download the Future Popular application form click here.

Please submit your application by Wednesday 13 April at 12 noon.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Monday 25 April.

Applications can be returned via email to info@leftcoast.org.uk or by post to LeftCoast, FYCreatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 3PS

Please try to talk through your application with a member of LeftCoast staff before you apply. You are much more likely to be successful in an application if you have been able to talk over your ideas with our team in advance. Surgeries for these awards are available at FYCreatives on 30 March at 10am-12pm and 4pm – 6pm. At the start of each surgery there will be a fifteen minute presentation followed by Q&A plus an opportunity for one to ones. Booking is not required.

For any help or advice to applying for Future Popular please contact Jenny Rutter, our Associate Talent Development co-ordinator, who is managing Future Popular on behalf of LeftCoast at jenny@jcrcreative.co.uk.