Meet the young artists on our Creative Futures programme.

Name: Emma Hughes
Age: 24
Art form: Live Art/Performance

What made you apply for Creative Futures?

I applied for Creative Futures as I had so many ideas I wanted to try out creatively but had no space and support to do so! I'm fairly new to Bristol and so didn't have a creative community to help get things off the ground. Creative Futures was the perfect opportunity to remedy all of this!

Tell us about the piece of work you’re currently making.

At the moment I'm working on a show that examines the way we establish connections to where we live by walking. I'm looking at how from going to and from significant buildings and areas we connect with our surroundings more. The in between bits. Some of the performers will be outside, some of them will be inside and it will all be dictated by what's happening on the street. The performers won't necessarily be totally sure of what's coming next, and neither will the audience. It's gonna be sick!

What are you most excited to do on Creative Futures?

I'm most excited about meeting loads of different creatives and practitioners, and building a network of like minded people for when the residency is over. Also having the help of Creative Youth Network to figure out all the difficult bits of being a freelance artist. Taxes, budgets, time management...all of the things that don't come naturally.

Where do you see yourself at the end of the programme?

I see myself with a lot more confidence and knowledge of how to keep moving forward in my practice. With the people I have met and the support I have been given, I will be able to get the ball rolling on other projects so much more efficiently and with a much wider community of creatives!

Find out more about our Creative Futures programme. 

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