“Supporting the next generation of innovative music industry ideas”
What is Future Disrupter?
Future Disrupter is a new development programme aimed at supporting aspiring young project managers (18-30). The programme is packed with a range of transferable skills, professional guidance and industry opportunity, all aimed to help and propel any early-mid career stage project manager.
Future Disrupter programme helps to strengthen the talent pathway of Music Industry Professionals in Wales by providing essential support to young people with a passion for music and project management.
The six-month programme will help you develop key skills for future employment, alongside an invitation to join a new industry network with professional advice which will help you on your next steps.
Whether you are looking to manage your own start-up project within the arts, manage a music project or apply for a project manager position within an organisation - this is the essential starter-kit for you.
What will you get from Future Disrupter's Programme?
6 x Industry Sessions featuring topics such as Finance and Budgeting, Organisation and Time Management, Relationships and Communication, Legalities and Contracts, Planning, Problem-Solving and Seeking Opportunities
8 x Keynote Talks featuring topics such as an Overview of Project Management, Managing a Music Project, Confidence in Public Speaking, Freelancer Wellbeing, Funding Applications explained and Understanding your Tax.
Access to a network of Project Managers across Wales.
Paid Work experience opportunities at Beacons Cymru’s SUMMIT Conference & Festival.
Considerations, Eligibility & Expectations
This program will take place predominantly online
You must be able to attend sessions on Tuesday evenings at 6pm (There are 1-3 sessions per month)
You will be required to give feedback when asked
You must be 18-30 years of age
You must be based in Wales
Raised in the South Wales valleys and now based in Cardiff, Alexandra Jones is a freelancer in the Welsh music industry. Aside from working as a Project Officer at Beacons Cymru, she works with organisations such as the artist development programme Forté Project and also promotes live Welsh music at the music venue and theatre, Porter's Cardiff. Her mission with Crwth Magazine is to shine a light on the music industry, culture and art in modern Wales. Available bilingually, Crwth offers the chance for young people of Wales to share their stories and educate each other on how to navigate working in the music industry.
Meg Cox has been a freelancer since November 2022 in different branches of the Welsh music industry, as a performer and session musician on drums and violin, an artist liaison for Between The Trees festival, a Celtic music teacher and facilitator in Welsh music and language based projects across South Wales. As a folk artist and second language speaker of her native tongue, both language and culture are core elements of her work that drive to promote Celtic and Welsh life and identity. Working from off the stage in the production and organization behind music events has led Meg to grow a wider career in the professional industry and continues to engage with any opportunity that interacts within both her niche and broad lines of work.