Superflux - Cream Project

Somerset House Young Producers x Superflux | Hope in the Heat Project Application

  • Are you an emerging creative aged between 18-30 from an underrepresented background?
  • Are you interested in shaping democratic futures? Can you imagine hopeful futures for the hotter world of tomorrow?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to connect and work with other creatives?

If so, we are looking for young creatives from underrepresented* backgrounds who are interested in collaborating, creating, and producing here at Somerset House over the next year.

This project sits within our new Young Producers programme which aims to provide emerging creatives aged 18-30 who are underrepresented* in the cultural sector opportunity and space to flourish here at Somerset House. The programme offers London Living Wage paid opportunities to develop your skills and creative practice in line with Somerset House’s existing Creative Careers programme. We want to widen access to opportunities like this and remove the barriers that young people from underrepresented backgrounds face when entering the creative and cultural industries.

* Underrepresented in this context includes but is not limited to those who identify as:

•Black, Asian and/or from a minority ethnic background
• Affected by a health condition or impairment
• LGBTQ+ and/or non-binary
• Affected by homelessness
• Care-leaver
• Carer
• Unemployed and/or have received welfare benefits
• Working class and/or first in their immediate family to go to university

Project Overview

This year we launched our new Young Producers collective which will offer paid opportunities for young people to co-produce new work as part of our cultural programme. We are aiming to recruit 6 Young Producers with an interest shaping democratic futures for our warming planet for this particular project as it links to our sustainability pledge.

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This is a collaborative project co-produced with design studio and Somerset House Studios residents, Superflux.

Superflux will work with the Young Producers to develop and give form to their own visions of hopeful futures in a climate-altered world. This work will foreground the power that imagination brings: showing that the way things are currently, is not permanent, not universal, not necessary. It will be driven by the lived experiences of the group, their creative interests, research findings and conversations with climate scientists.

Through their work, Superflux imagine and build future worlds you can experience in the present, prompting diverse groups of people to critically examine their choices and decisions today. We believe they are the perfect partners to mentor the Young Producers and to support the creation of something truly impactful.

It is envisioned that the resulting creative outputs which express the Young Producer’s hopeful vision will be one that offers new perspectives, has a legacy and will be available for Somerset House audiences to access online.

This is a paid opportunity supported by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Emerging Futures Fund.

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If this specific project isn’t right for you, there will be future opportunities to engage with our programme. Subscribe to our Creative Careers mailing list for updates here.

Applications are now open

Deadline 10.00, Monday 30 November 2020