Welcome to Mansions of the Future a public space for art and activity in Lincoln 

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Mansions of the Future is a public space for art and activity.  It’s free to use and a place where you will find workshops, film nights, communal lunches, public conversations as well as seasonal events.

Inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm will be working with local people to shape what happens in the building. Drop in for a Weekly Workshop for a cup of tea and a chat.

Alongside our programmed activities the centre is available and free to use for groups or societies. The building is designed to adapt to the communities that use it and it contains a number of multifunctional spaces. These include: a Reading Room; Work Station, Meeting Room, Commons Room; Resource Room, and a Pantry.

Mansions of the Future has been designed with Lincoln people in mind - come and join us in shaping what happens here over the next three years. We can host anything from a coffee morning, to a book group, to arts & craft classes, to workshops facilitated by artists.

If you would like to volunteer with us, have an idea for a workshop or are a local creative who needs a studio, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch here

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DIY Culture Summer School
Culture is a Verb

Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September, 10 – 4pm daily
Curated by Kathrin Böhm & Tom James

Culture is a verb – it’s something that we can do ourselves, grow ourselves, make happen. 

This week-long summer school at Mansions of the Future brings together practitioners from across the country to lead a series of workshops on Doing It Yourself – from self-publishing to self-organising, from taking over buildings to building your own technology. Tutors include utopian regeneration agency Spacemakers, social enterprise architecture practice Studio Polpo, and local arts collective General Practice. 

The school is for artists and creative practitioners at any stage in their career, who are living or working in Lincoln and the surrounding regions (Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the East Midlands). Individuals working or studying in any discipline, with or without a degree, are invited to apply. Applications can be made as a collective - however the capacity for the summer school is limited to 20 delegates. 

Participation in the school is free. A limited number of bursaries are available to cover transport and other expenses.

DIY Culture Summer School is part of Kathrin Böhm’s Culture is a Verb, the opening commission of Mansions of The Future, where her ideas for commoning, co-working, co-making and co-using will be explored in one place for the first time. The summer school is delivered by Tom James, an artist and writer with a longstanding history of creating DIY projects and publications.

If you do not receive an email informing you that your application has been successful unfortunately you have, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. 


Call for Applications

Bursary Application

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Applications must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 15 July to info@mansionsofthefuture.org

Please complete the additional bursary application form if you are eligible to apply (full details can be found within the form content).

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