Making the Future is a new cross-border cultural programme which will empower people to use museum collections and archives to explore the past and create a powerful vision for future change.
The regional programme is being delivered by a consortium of leading cultural organisations including the Nerve Centre, National Museums NI, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and Linen Hall Library, supported through €1.82m of EU funding under the PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Making the Future will use significant objects, collections and archives as a stimulus to pose challenging questions about the past, ‘take the temperature’ of where we are at currently as a society, and create a manifesto for our future.
Participants from different communities, cultural and religious backgrounds will have multiple opportunities to get involved, to have their voices heard, to tell stories relevant to their lives, to be creative and to gain new skills.
Stories and creative responses will be dynamically curated in shared spaces and places – including high profile exhibitions and events, digital content and social media channels – throughout the project.