Futures Forum - Register Your Interest

Community, Free, Talks

Monday 24th January 9:00am – Monday 14th February 2022 9:00am

Futures Forum is returning this Spring and you can now register your interest in joining us for our future sessions.

Futures Forum is a space for global majority artists at all stages of their careers and across creative disciplines. Whether you’re a graphic designer, musician or writer, you’re invited to take part and join the discussion. As an informal community group, this is your opportunity to discuss the issues that matter and are relevant to you within the safe space of fellow global majority artists and creatives. You’ll have the chance to build support networks, learn more about the creative community and share your own personal experiences as an artist.

Futures Forum will be led by a global majority artist, with a different host for each session, who will guide the conversation and support participants. Prior to each session, we will open a public vote giving you the opportunity to have your say and decide the questions or themes which will be explored in each session.


About Futures Forum

Futures Forum looks to create a safe, supportive environment for global majority artists at all stages of their careers. In creating this space we recognise that there is currently a serious imbalance in the representation of global majority artists in Southampton’s cultural offer as well as further afield. Futures Forum was created to address this imbalance and provide a space for artists of all disciplines to share ideas, meet other creative people and hear from sector leaders. This space exists to serve the needs, ambitions and aspirations of its members.

Register your interest for our upcoming Futures Forum events here 

*Futures Forum is open to global majority artists only.



As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for artists applying for our opportunities and commissions, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive.

We offer a range of access support for artists, including alternative formats for information we release and submissions we receive as well as an artist access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support for your application or project. Please either email us on enquiries@aspacearts.org.uk or call 023 80 338 778


A note on terminology

  • We acknowledge language is fluid and evolving and aim to ensure our use of language remains inclusive and inoffensive.
  • As an organisation we have joined the movement to reject the acronym BAME as this state-manufactured term flattens and depoliticises global solidarity between people with a lived experiences of racism.
  • We acknowledge the term ‘people of global majority’ as it is factually true with over 80% of the world’s population making up the global majority of non-white peoples.
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