Future Forecast: MALAPROP Theatre presents


Dates: 06 May - 06 May

We were asked to think about what happens next for artists and the arts. No one wants to go back to the way things were pre-COVID, and not just because we now can’t imagine living without Paul Mescal’s volcanic sexuality. In the future, we want more people to feel like art is a vital part of their lives, but we don’t want to inflict artists’ working conditions on them. Most people have been working overtime all the time for a long time. Most people don’t have any labour to spare for labours of ‘love’.

We had a show cancelled when social distancing came into effect. It was about needing to change but not knowing how. Fittingly enough, that’s where we are now. Too many gigs which MIGHT pay off, change everything for the better, make it all make sense at last, no gigs that definitely will.

When you’re being pulled in 8 directions, the one thing you can’t do is stay still. If you stay still, you get torn apart. So that’s what GULP is about. How we’re all freelancers, desperately flicking between tabs, invoicing the future, hoping it doesn’t burn us. (Again.)

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Commissioned by Project Arts Centre as part of Future Forecast. Find out more about Future Forecast here.

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Hi there,  How are you doing today? We hope you and your family are staying safe and sane during these strange days. We've been thinking about how we stay connected. It's not easy. Some of us have to stay indoors all the time. Others mostly all of the time. We've had letters and postcards through our letterboxes that made us smile. We've got emotional sending messages of support and solidarity to others. Some of us have wifi, Social Media and laptops. Some of us don't. So, we're starting LOCKDOWN LETTERS. To try to stay connected to as many of our…

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Who “gets” access to cultural and creative spaces? What happens to a “programme” when no rules apply? How does a building and an organisation inform the art it facilitates/creates/presents and how does that art, in turn, impact it? What questions are artists asking and how can a cultural organisation help artists explore potential answers? Future Forecast is a multiway transmission with 2020+ vision. In the future, everyone is an artist, everyone is the audience, and everyone is invited. Una Mullally   This summer, Project Arts Centre was going to present Future Forecast, a series of events and artistic interventions forming…

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