Forge The Future 2023


The Knotted Project are currently in the planning stages of Forge Festival Year 2, with project delivery beginning in February 2023. There’s lots to look forward to! In year two they’re introducing a ‘ladder’ system which enables young people to imagine their next steps, from Schools, to Performance Companies, to Early Career Artists, to experienced Professionals. They aim to further the scale and ambition of the work by enhancing and developing a thriving community of early career artists in rural Cumbria.

Six performance companies will create original performance pieces in collaboration with professional lead artists, specialising in an art forms such as Dance, Spoken Word, Music and Theatre. They’re also offering five early career artists from Cumbria the opportunity to ‘level up’ through a £1,000 commission and a specialist package of bespoke support, to develop their creative practice and a unique live performance piece, culminating in a bigger two-day festival event on the 29th and 30th  April 2023 at the acclaimed Windermere Jetty Museum.

Recruitment for various strands of the project are live on their website and socials now so make sure to keep an eye out and share them with your networks!

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