Call for artists

Open Call - Hosts for Futures Forum

a space’ arts is now recruit­ing hosts from all cre­ative dis­ci­plines to join Futures Forum as guest hosts.

09:00 07/02/22
£150 per session
Contact Name
Hannah Preston
The Opportunity & Role

We are now recruiting a pool of artists, writers and creatives of all disciplines from the global majority to join this forum as guest hosts to expand the reach and impact of this project and share their experiences and insights. The hourly rate for hosting is £150 per session when hosting and sessions will take place online, with an option for people to attend at GHT in person.

Download and read the full brief here

As a guest host, you will be responsible for:

- Facilitating a meeting where all voices can be heard and contributions respected
- To pose in advance of the session one discussion topic or question as the stimulus for discussion
- Keeping in contact with the ‘a space’ team before and after your hosted session to capture feedback and suggestions for future sessions
- Continued support of this project through regular attendance and encouraging others to do the same.

As an organisation, ‘a space’ arts are actively working to co-create new projects that empower previously under-represented artists and reflect the diversity of the communities and artists that live and work in the South Coast. This activity is part of our long term plan as an organisation to build new lasting relationships with creative people and to give more opportunities to previously under represented artists.

About Futures Forum

Futures Forum looks to create a safe, supportive environment for global majority artists at all stages of their careers. In creating this space we recognise that there is currently a serious imbalance in the representation of global majority artists in Southampton’s cultural offer as well as further afield. Futures Forum was created to address this imbalance and provide a space for artists of all disciplines to share ideas, meet other creative people and hear from sector leaders. This space exists to serve the needs, ambitions and aspirations of its members.

Format and Structure of Sessions

Sessions take place on the first Thursday every other month, with options to be in-person in the building or on zoom. Meetings take the form of an open discussion, with one key question decided upon by the host and circulated in advance as the stimulus for discussion. When hosting this question is your choice and will be posed to the group to start the discussion. The rest of the forum is then for its members to shape.

Forum Dates

Thursday 3rd March, 6pm – 8pm , Thursday 5th May, 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 7th July, 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 1st September, 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 3rd November, 6pm – 8pm.

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please send your proposed question or discussion topic to along with a brief (c. 500 word) overview of your professional or creative background. Please also state any of the above Forum dates you would be unable to host.

The final selection of discussion topics will be selected by Forum members in an anonymous poll before the first session

Deadline for submission of discussion topic: Monday 7th February

If you are interested in joining Futures Forum, register your details here On Friday 11th February, we will be opening a public vote for you to have your say and vote for the questions or topics which will be explored in each session.