Emerging Futures


14 September 2018, 12-7pm
People’s History Museum, Manchester


If you’d like to join us online on the day, please add your name to the waiting list and we will send you information about live streaming of the talks on Facebook live. You can also join in online via Sli.Do and Twitter #EmergingFutures2018. Check back here for information on how to tune in closer to the day.

We’ve tried to keep tickets as affordable as possible through the generous support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, but if it feels out-of-reach we have a range of bursaries available to help cover travel costs, caring responsibilities or ticket price. 

Bursaries of up to £75 are now all allocated and applications for bursaries closed at the end of July.

We ask that those booking for their organisations’ staff limit attendees to 2 per organisation so that we can bring together the most diverse group of participants possible.  

Tickets are £25 for the day and include lunch and light refreshments.

To apply for a bursary please read on.

Available Bursaries

  • BAME Leaders Bursary: Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, are currently heavily under-represented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. We welcome and encourage BAME candidates to apply for this award.
  • Caring Support Bursary: This fund is for candidates with caring responsibilities who would incur additional costs by attending a conference. This includes but is not limited to caring for children or elderly parents.
  • The Independent Artist/Practitioner Bursary: We welcome and encourage more applications from artists and independent practitioners currently living and working in the UK.
  • Dancers’ Career Development/The Linbury Trust Bursary: A bursary funded by the Dancers’ Career Development and The Linbury Trust is available for current independent and company dancers.
  • Disabled Leaders Bursary: We actively encourage applications from disabled leaders. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
  • Heritage Lottery Fund Bursary: A bursary funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is available for heritage sector professionals in the United Kingdom.