Future Forward is a free portfolio and advisory service for 16 to 25 year olds.
Phone Box Office 0117 917 2300 to book your 30 minute slot
Who is it for?
Future forward is a free portfolio and advisory service for 16 to 25 year olds. You don't have to be in formal education (though students are very welcome), or even be 100% sure whether or not you want to be an artist! All we expect is that you have some interest in the sort of work Arnolfini programmes, and a desire to find out more about how to pursue a future in the contemporary arts.
What should you expect?
The sessions will be 1:1 with Ben GJ Thomas or Phil Owen. Ben is Arnolfini's Programme Assistant (Young People). His role at Arnolfini involves creating collaborative projects with young people and he has a particularly interest in photography, writing and socially engaged work. He is happy to advise across a broad range of media and disciplines.
Phil is Arnolfini's Programme Assistant - Archive. He is also a singer and writer, with a strong interest in the voice, and coordinator of Tertulia. He is happy to advise across a broad range of media and disciplines.
The sessions will be relaxed and informal, and will take place in Arnolfini's Reading Room.
What do we need from you?
The more information you are able to provide your advisor, the better they will be able to help you. You don't need to bring along a portfolio of work - though it might be helpful if you have one - but do have a think about the questions you have before you arrive. For example, you might want careers advise, information about funding opportunities, help choosing a course, how to show your work, etc. Focus on your priorities, and what you would most like to get out of the session.