Manifestos for the Future

  • Spiral Holds #03, Phoebe Davies, 2020

Designed for creative practitioners looking to explore and develop their expanding practices, the Proto-type Theater and Mansions of the Future Summer School will consist of workshops, talks, new work development, discussion and debate, supported by a fantatsic line-up of contemporary makers and artists.

The week includes an invitation to develop and share your own manifesto for change – artistic, personal or societal. 

The Summer School is hosted by Mansions of the Future, an arts and culture hub located in Lincoln dedicated to exploring the relationship between art, culture and democracy, and Proto-type, a company of multi-disciplinary artists creating original, politically and socially engaged work across the UK.


We are exciting to announce that the programme will include contributions from: walking artist Alison Lloyd, artist and researcher Phoebe Davis, writer, maker, and performer Francesca Millican-Slater, artist/producing duo Chatum Tanning (Rohanne Udall and Paul Hughes), photographer and Latinx artist Chris Hinojosa, and multidisciplinary practitioner Nwando Ebizie.

Further info

Participation in the Summer School is free, and we can also provide support in the form of a bursary to applicants who require assistance with travel or accommodation expenses.

Candidates who face cultural, social, physical or economic barriers to applying for opportunities in the arts and those who have lived experience of incarceration or detention are particularly encouraged to apply – with our assessors understanding our commitment to equality and diversity.