Futures Unlocked: Instagram Interviews between Young & Established Artists

Published Wednesday 15th July 2020
Would you like to work in the arts but aren’t sure what skills you might need or how to get there? Explore your career potential with a range on interviews between artists.

Sometimes, it might feel like (or you might be told) that a job in the arts is too hard to get into, or that you need to be from a particular kind of background to get there. That’s probably because the arts don’t truly represent our society today. But you can get there!

Say hello to Futures Unlocked – a digital programme for ages 15-25 that will help you explore career pathways in the arts.

Instagram Live Interviews

Watch our series of interviews led by young people with artists working in different artforms.

Gain a unique and personal insight into the work of each artist, including a theatre director, actor, an award-winning writer, a theatre-maker and a music producer/composer.

Directing with Sarah Brigham

University of Derby graduate Ana Turcu interviews Derby Theatre’s Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Sarah Brigham.

Watch the full interview with captions and BSL interpretation by Stacey Green below.

Writing with Alex Wheatle

Alex Wheatle - Futures Unlocked

Young musician and Plus One Ambassador Lucy James interviews Alex Wheatle, a British Novelist and award-winning author of Home Girl and Crongton Knights (which won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Paperback in 2016).


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Acting with Alex Nowak

Alex Nowak - Futures Unlocked

Performance in BSL/English student Amy Dawson interviews British Deaf actor Alex Nowak using British Sign Language.

Alex appeared in Derby Theatre’s BSL integrated production of Treasure Island.


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Music Production with Rukus


Want to work in the music industry? Singer Livy interviews Rukus, who is a recording artist, DJ, rapper, producer and the co-founder of Baby People.


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Theatremaking with Tim Crouch

Tim Crouch - Futures Unlocked

Young writer Anisa interviews theatremaker, writer, director and performer Tim Crouch

Recently, Tim created and co-wrote the series Don’t Forget The Driver for the BBC.



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