Futures Festival 2020 (Students & Alumni Only)

Various Locations, Carlisle - Brampton Road

04 - 06 February 2020

The Futures Festival is a three-day event offering Institute of the Arts students and alumni the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, get involved in networking and meet potential employers.

Discovering career opportunities. Learning direct from industry experts. Connecting with potential future employers.

That’s what our three-day annual Futures Festival at our Brampton Road campus offers students every year and it’s a huge hit.

Why? Because, not only is it fun, it gives students the chance to mingle with creative industry greats and propels their creative skills to boost their future employment.

Last year, students joined in free workshops and networking events with organisations including the BBC, Eden Arts, Equity, Graduate Talent Pool and The Guild. And, they learned from professional artists, including Will Walker (photographer and video journalist), Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator), Dave Wharton (Graphic Designer), Bronte Barbe (musical theatre performer), and many more experts and freelance artists.

The 2020 Futures Festival will take place on 4, 5 and 6 February 2020.

You can easily book onto workshops on My Career Enriched (graduates may need to register here first).

Keep checking back as details of the 2020 programme will be updated below. 

 

Event Programme
Click on the links below to book your place. This programme will be updated as we get confirmation of speakers, so keep checking back!  


Tuesday 4 February 2020

Futures Festival Event Launch

10.00am to 11.00am in the Vallum Gallery

Pick up a free bacon or sausage butty (veggie options available!) and sign up for workshops and talks.

Let us know how much food to order. BOOK HERE

 

Creative Success: Networking and Internships

11.00am to 12.00pm in the Vallum Gallery

This informative session from the Careers and Employability Service will provide advice on finding internships, and the importance of your professional network. Includes a Q&A session with recent graduates from the Institute of the Arts.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

 

Careers Advice drop-in

12.00pm to 1.00pm - Reception area

Have a quick, informal chat with a member of staff from the Careers and Employability Service. No need to book - just turn up!

Inspira and TTI Recruit will also be in Reception with summer opportunities.

 

Tuesday's Visiting Speakers:

Tom Strachan, Award Winning Drama Editor (https://www.tomstrachan.comBOOK HERE

Katy Hundertmark, Photographer (https://www.katyhundertmark.comBOOK HERE

Clare Stephenson, Artist and member of Glasgow Project Room. BOOK HERE 

 

 

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Creative Confidence 

11.00am to 12.00pm in the Vallum Gallery

Build your confidence to achieve your creative future

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE.

 

Careers Advice drop-in

12.00pm to 1.00pm - Reception area

Have a quick, informal chat with a member of staff from the Careers and Employability Service. No need to book - just turn up!

 

Wednesday's Visiting Speakers:

Ursula Holden-Gill, Award winning storyteller and workshop facilitator (https://ursulaholdengill.comBOOK HERE

Davydd Pattinson, Writer, games and graphic novels (http://www.blackpowderredearth.comBOOK HERE

Neil Bickerton, Artist (http://neilbickerton.comBOOK HERE

Andrew Hurley, Author (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Michael_HurleyBOOK HERE

Charli Summers, Programme Manager, Tullie House (https://www.tulliehouse.co.ukBOOK HERE

Hazel Mason, Illustrator (http://hazelpmason.co.uk) Time to be confirmed

Harry Ward, Illustrator (https://harrygward.com)  Time to be confirmed

Rachel Tunstall, Illustrator (https://www.racheltunstall.com)  Time to be confirmed

Course-specific speakers and times are still being confirmed. Keep checking back for updates!

 

 

Thursday 6 February 2020

UCSU presents 'Skills? What Skills?

11.30am to 12.30pm in the lower refectory

Do you know what Student Union supported activities you can get involved with? Or which skills you can develop? Pop along to say hi and find out how UCSU can support your development. Plus, meet Big Ted and be in with a chance to take him home! No need to book, just turn up!

  

Careers Advice drop-in

12.00pm to 1.00pm - Reception area

Have a quick, informal chat with a member of staff from the Careers and Employability Service. No need to book - just turn up!

 

Thursday's Visiting Speakers:

Sophie Darlington, Bafta Award winning wildlife cinematographer (https://sophiedarlington.comBOOK HERE

V.C. Lancaster, Author (https://vclancasterblog.wordpress.comBOOK HERE

 

 

Creative Networking Event and Staff Show Private View

4.00pm to 6.00pm in the Vallum Gallery

Students, staff and alumni of the Institute of the Arts are invited to attend a networking event for creatives, part of the private view of the newly installed Staff Show in the Vallum Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Please let us know how much beer to order. BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE 

 

The Futures Festival is open to all University of Cumbria Students and Graduates.

Event Details

Various Locations, Carlisle - Brampton Road

Open Event at the University of Cumbria