The Future is Collective
The Future is Collective is a Watershed programme of work propelling community and climate activism by offering support and development to freelance creatives.
The Future is Collective is a Watershed programme of work propelling community and climate activism by offering support and development to freelance creatives. The project is supported by Arts Council England.
We are excited to deliver the programme in partnership with Bristol + Bath Creative R+D, the University of Bristol through MyWorld, and Bath Spa University through the Immersive Promotion Design consultancy.
The Future is Collective explores the possibility that lies in two interwoven emergencies - the global economic crisis and climate breakdown. The programme aims to propel community and climate activism by offering bespoke and targeted support to a cohort of freelance individuals, whilst connecting the wider sector and sharing new work with audiences.
As part of this programme Watershed has been able to offer eleven paid freelance roles:
- 4 Content Creators
- 4 Resident Editors
- 2 Audience Development Associates
- 1 Associate Producer
Meet the cohort here.
This cohort will receive a bespoke package of professional development support, whilst their work on the programme simultaneously supports the wider sector. We are working with 4 Content Creators will work alongside 4 Resident Editors to create and publish content through our platform for young creatives, Rife. An Associate Producer and 2 Audience Development Associates will receive support and work with the Pervasive Media Studio and BFI Film Hub South West communities as well as the wider freelancer community in the South West. The programme will also include a series of events that aim to upskill, energise and connect the South West creative sector.
Content, events and opportunities you can expect to see from this programme between now and the end of July 2022 includes:
- New content on Rife magazine from 8 content creators and editors, focusing on climate and community activism.
- Networking and social events.
- Professional development workshops and opportunities.
- Mentoring and advice sessions on Producing and Audience Development.
The Future is Collective will run between September 2021 and August 2022. Follow Watershed on Twitter for news and ongoing opportunities.
If you would like more information on this project, please contact Watershed Network Producer, Danielle Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
The Future is Collective is made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.