Monday 13 – Friday 17 July 2020
Application Deadline Monday 18 May, 5:00pm


Mansions of the Future and Proto-type Theater invite artists, theatre makers and creative practitioners living or professionally based in the Midlands to encounter radical and challenging approaches to creating work and developing their practice. 

Designed for creative practitioners looking to explore and develop their expanding practices, the Summer School will consist of workshops, talks, new work development, discussion and debate supported by guest speakers. The week will end with an invitation to develop and share your own manifesto for change – artistic, personal or societal.

The Summer School is hosted by Mansions of the Future, an arts and culture hub located in Lincoln dedicated to exploring the relationship between art, culture and democracy, and Proto-type, a company of multi-disciplinary artists creating original, politically and socially engaged work across the UK.

Candidates who face cultural, social, physical or economic barriers to applying for opportunities in the arts and those who have lived experience of incarceration or detention are particularly encouraged to apply – with our assessors understanding our commitment to equality and diversity.

Participation in the Summer School is free, and we can also provide support in the form of a bursary to applicants who require assistance with travel or accommodation expenses. Please indicate below if you would like to apply for additional financial support.

How to Apply:
Download and read the Manifestos for the Future Call Out document for details about the opportunity, programme and how to apply. Please read this document carefully before reviewing, completing and submitting a completed Manifestos for the Future Application Form:

COVID-19 Announcement: As a commitment to the wellbeing of staff, volunteers, artists, and the local community, Mansions of the Future has taken the decision to suspend its Programmes from 16 March. The situation will be reviewed again in Mid-April and up to date information can be found here.  

Mansions of the Future staff are currently working from home and are happy to respond to any queries that you may have. At present the Manifestos for the Future Summer School will take place from 13 – 17 July 2020, however the developing global situation will continue to be taken into consideration by both the Mansions of the Future and Proto-type team, who will look to reschedule the Summer School for later in the year, if advised to do so. 

For more information contact us at info@mansionsofthefuture.org.

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