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Applications are now closed for UNION 24

Please see the information below for those thinking about applying in the future


The deadline for applications was 28th January 2024

The programme starts on the weekend 22-24th March 2024 and runs through to January 2025

For more information have a look at our FAQ page


Overview of the programme

UNION delivers a series of coaching and training programmes for community artists and social activists across the North of England.

In 2024 we will be running a 12-month programme aimed at early- to mid-career artists and activists from across the North.

We are looking for people who have started working in the sector in some way and are at a point where they can reflect on what they have achieved to-date as well as considering how they go forward, indeed what going forward might be!

If that sounds familiar and you are:

  • Committed to using creative approaches to achieve social change
  • Looking for direction, opportunities, and challenges
  • Ready to be part of a group; to learn with, and get support from

Then apply to join the UNION 24 programme

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UNION 24 will include:

  • Five intensive weekend workshops during the year; all in different locations with differing themes and objectives.
  • Individual one-to-one coaching sessions to help define future pathways and identify possible opportunities, mentors, etc
  • The opportunity to learn from funded collaborations between participants

You will co-create the programme, reviewing your own achievements and consider the challenges and opportunities going forward.

UNION is coordinated by Heads Together Productions and, with support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we are able to offer this programme for free and provide additional support where needed eg access costs.

“UNION has helped me to figure out who I am, where my work sits and, more importantly, that I am not alone on this journey. It’s given me a clearer focus for my activism”

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For more information see our FAQ page

The five weekend training sessions are pre-booked on the following dates:

  1. 22nd – 24th March 2024
    Our base for the first weekend will be Chapel FM in Seacroft, Leeds
  2. 17th – 19th May 2024
  3. 13th – 15th September 2024
  4. 15th – 17th November 2024
  5. 17th – 19th January 2025

Follow this link for the UNION 24 flyer

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