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Workshops 
& Internships

Connect, create and share your work in an online space that gives you the chance to meet and collaborate alongside other LGBTQIA+ peers from all over the world. Participants can join from anywhere in the world via Zoom. (Workshops are held in English.)

Online Programs

Connect, laugh and share in a safe space that gives you the chance to meet LGBTQIA+ young people from all over the world. Participants can join from anywhere in the world via Zoom. Workshops are held in English. 

Writer's Room
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Writer's Room

A free and open invitation bi-monthly writing workshop that focuses on developing writing skills and tools for creatives of all backgrounds and experiences.

Current Session through June 27th:

Tuesdays, 8pm-9pm ET / 5-6 PT (bi-monthly)

Each session, we meet with youth online to study queer writers, reflect upon current events, respond to prompts, and create original works of writing. This workshop is great for those who are just discovering their voice and want to continue expanding and developing their artistic point of view. We invite anyone to connect with the community, share, reflect, and respond. Each session is facilitated by two LGBTQIA+ artists, holding space to support the writing practice of young people and affirm their queerness.
 
Participants looking to bring their writing practice to the next level can enroll in our Portfolio Development Program, which pairs writers with LGBTQIA+ mentors and guides writers in creating a portfolio of five or more original pieces.
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I had never considered myself a writer. I was really good at it in grade school/middle school…and then I just kinda of dropped it… [Writer’s Room] brought it back like a storm…I didn’t think it was my thing, and then Future Perfect made it my thing. I can’t imagine my life without The Future Perfect Project.

—Sarah (Minneapolis, MN)
FPP Writer’s Room Participant
FP Records

Future Perfect Records

A 6-month, online, application-based internship for LGBTQIA+ singer-songwriters, producers, and musicians ages 14-22.

Future Perfect Records is our ongoing online artist internship 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 alerts about submitting an application to our next cohort. 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!)

Being in touch with people in my community, though we are all so different, was eternally beneficial for me not only as an artist but as a person. The growth, compassion, and guidance will always stick with me!

—Bryan (Milwaukee, WI)
Future Perfect Records participant
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The Podcast Project:
I'm Feeling Queer Today!

An online, application-based internship for LGBTQIA+ writers, journalists, voice actors and producers ages 14-22. Selected applicants create a 6-episode season of an original podcast to be distributed on all platforms.

The team at The Future Perfect Project hands the mic over to LGBTQIA+ youth with the podcast project, I’m Feeling Queer Today! This youth-produced podcast, a compilation of original poetry, one-on-one interviews, media reviews, comedy segments and more, explores themes and issues through a queer youth lens. In Episode 1, the youth explore the concept of Queer Joy. As host Logan Waugh states, “In a time that is so dark for so many people, we felt it was important to uplift the happiness, community and acceptance which accompanies our queerness.”

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We are spreading lovely stories of queerness all over the world to people who need to hear them most.
—Wallace, (Kingston, NY)
Writer/Co-producer, I’m Feeling Queer Today!
In-Person

In-Person Workshops and Performance

We partner with theaters, LGBTQ Centers and schools across the United States to provide transformative in-person creative writing, songwriting, and theater-making workshops that culminate in a live performance or documented media project.

Past Experiences Include:

Artivism:
A Community Speaks to Itself

As our primary in-person workshop, ARTIVISM calls on its participants to move through a series of writing and songwriting prompts to tell their own stories and express their visions of the future living inside of them. At the end of a week-long workshop, these young people share their work in front of the larger student body or community at large. Their work is also documented and shared through other audio and video media projects.

The Last Grove:
Queerness & The Environment

In Spring 2022, in collaboration with Atlantic Theater and theater-artists, nicHi douglas and Jeanna Phillips, a cast of eight LGBTQIA+ young writer-performers rehearsed for two weeks to create a devised theater piece about the human species and climate damage titled The Last Grove. The piece was performed outdoors in New York City.

Future Perfect Records:
Live in New York City

In June 2022, as part of Lincoln Center’s Pride programming, our first cohort of ten LGBTQIA+ singer-songwriters from around the country met in-person for the very first time in New York City to perform their album live, including performing as part of a secret showcase with Sofar Sounds. The current cohort of Future Perfect Records will be performing live in New York City in September 2023 (We are currently seeking sponsors for this and future programming).

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In-Person

Where We've Been So Far

ALABAMA

Magic City Acceptance Center, Birmingham

ARKANSAS

DYSC (Diverse Youth for Social Change), Little Rock

Central High School, Little Rock

CALIFORNIA

Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana

Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego

Alan Clark High School, Glendale

Glendale Junior High, Glendale

Herbert Hoover High School, Glendale

COLORADO

Denver School of the Arts, Denver

Strive Prep, Denver

CONNECTICUT

New Haven Academy, New Haven

Hartford Stage Company Youth Program,

Watkinson School, Hartford

True Colors LGBTQ Youth Conference, Storrs

PRISM LGBTQ Center, East Haddam

INDIANA

Greater Youth of Evansville

Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg

Herron High School, Indianapolis

Indiana Youth Group, Indianapolis

Park Tudor High School, Indianapolis

IOWA

Iowa Youth Writing Program, Iowa City

KANSAS

Lawrence Library, Lawrence

Park Highland High, Topeka

MAINE

Out Maine, Rockland

MASSACHUSETTS

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown

MICHIGAN

Michigan GSA Network

Stand With Trans

MINNESOTA

South High School, Minneapolis

MISSOURI

Kansas City Repertory Youth Program, Kansas City

Winnetonka High School, Kansas City

NEVADA

The LGBTQIA2S+ Community Center of Southern Nevada

NEW YORK

Kingston High School, Kingston

Camp Lightbulb, NYC

Professional Performing Arts School, NYC

Brookyn Technical School, Brooklyn

Ellenville High School, Ellenville

Rondout Valley High School, Accord

Little Island School, NYC

Harvey Milk High School, NYC

NORTH CAROLINA

Time Out Youth Center, Charlotte

Inside Out LGBTQ Youth Center, Durham

PENNSYLVANIA

High School of Creative and Performing Arts, Philadelphia

SOUTH CAROLINA

Uplift LGBTQ+ Youth Outreach Center, Spartanburg

TENNESSEE

Oasis Center for LGBT Youth, Nashville

TEXAS

HATCH, LGBTQ Youth Center, Houston

Tony’s Place, Houston

UTAH

Encircle Youth Summit, Lehi

Encircle, Provo, Salt Lake City  & St. Charles

WASHINGTON

Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island

Garfield High School, Seattle

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