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The Future Perfect Project provides free weekly and monthly online writing, arts, and performing workshops for LGBTQIA+ Youth & Allies around the world. These programs are for LGBTQIA+ Youth & Allies, ages 13–21, currently enrolled in High School & 8th grade, who can join from anywhere in the world via Zoom. Workshops are held in English. Connect, laugh and share in a safe space that gives you the chance to meet LGBTQIA+ young people from all over the world.
All of our workshops are grant-funded and provided at no cost to participants. Though our programming is free, some workshops have limited spots while others are application based with regular time commitments, aimed towards young artists looking to cultivate their artistic practice in a more intentional way.
Writer’s Room, Tuesdays, 8pm-9pm ET / 5-6 PT
A free virtual writing workshop for all backgrounds and experiences (ages 13-19).
Writer’s Room is an open invitation bi-monthly workshop that focuses on developing writing skills for LGBTQIA+ creatives ages 13-19 of all skill levels. We’ll gather online to study queer writers, reflect upon current events, respond to prompts, and honor our inner artists by creating a pathway from our insides to the outside world. On occasion, queer guest-facilitators are welcomed into the space to share their personal experience as a writer and artist. This workshop is great for those who are just discovering their voice, and for those who want to continue expanding and developing their artistic point of view. We invite anyone to connect with the community, share, reflect, and respond. Though consistency is highly encouraged, the workshops are non-consecutive and participants may join at any time during the season. Each session is facilitated by two LGBTQIA+ artists, holding space to support your writing practice and affirm your queerness.
Participants who attend 5 sessions receive a certificate of completion of creative autobiographical writing from The Future Perfect Project.
The Writer’s Room Portfolio Development Program!
This season of Writer’s Room, we are offering queer youth artists the opportunity to develop a portfolio of writing under the guidance of an LGBTQIA+ mentor. The Portfolio Development Program is an optional program with Writer’s Room for those who are seeking ways to take their work to the next level. All youth are still welcome to attend our bi-monthly, free online workshops!
How do you get involved?
you must be registered for the entire Spring 2023 Writer’s Room season and commit to attending at least 5 sessions.
The Portfolio Development Program will pair each writer with a mentor who will support you in developing five or more original works.
The season will culminate in an online celebration and sharing of your original writing.
Click here to email Emma Jayne Seslowsky for more information.
Residencies and Application-Based Workshops
Throughout the year, we offer application based workshops and intensives. The focus may vary, such as songwriting, autobiography, poetry, theater media production. These workshops are aimed towards young artists looking to cultivate and deepen their artistic practice in an intentional way. These workshops require regular time commitments, that can range from a a week to a few months, and may include and culminate in a more formalized media project or production.
Join The Future Perfect Network to stay in the loop about application workshops and announcements.
Future Perfect Records
Future Perfect Records is our ongoing online artist residency for LGBTQIA+ singer-songwriters and producers ages 14-22. This transformative 10-session offering allows selected applicants to create a full-length album of original music together to be distributed on all platforms.
Want to learn more? Check out our previous albums.
follow @futureperfectrecords for announcements and news!
Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have not recorded and produced music with us before, but we encourage previous applicants to apply! (Seriously!)
Applications are now closed for the 2022-2023 Season.
The Future Perfect Podcast:
I'm Feeling Queer Today!
There has never been anyone like you in the whole history of the world, and your generation is unlike any other that has come before. Are you a writer, performer, composer, media producer, or overall creative? And between the ages of 15–22? If so, then apply to tell your story and be a part of The Future Perfect Project’s podcast series, I'm Feeling Queer Today.
This workshop will place YOU in the driver's seat as a writer-producer to create a 6-episode first season of a podcast, supported by FPP facilitators.
Over the course of 6 months, a selected team of 8-15 writer-producers will...
Create a plan and episode synopsis for the first season
Explore content through various writing prompts, including autobiographical, non-fiction reporting, prose, poetry, and performance
Conduct field research, interviews, and gather relevant data for planning
Learn the basics about recording and podcast production
Deliver episodes 2-6 of season one (Click here to listen to Episode 1: Queer Joy
Applications are now closed for the 2022-2023 Season.