Members Update – NO5

Dear Members 

I hope you all have completed the academic year and are taking a summer break after a challenging time. We hope that you have found these updates useful, and this will conclude this year and we will pick up with a new one in the Autumn term. Items for update are as follows: 

Steering Group and Treasurer role 

As previously mentioned, our treasurer, Kerry Curtis, is stepping down from the FTC due to her new role. Therefore, we are looking for nominations from members who are interested in both joining the steering committee and taking on the treasurer role. There is a job description which is also attached and there will be a hand over from Kerry and support from Heidi, our secretary to enable a smooth transition. Informal enquires to Carolyn, Kerry or Amanda if you would like to discuss prior to nominating yourself. To apply please send a 250 word expression of interest outlining why you would like to take on this role to by Tuesday 14 September. 

Conference Futurescan 5: Conscious Communities 

The conference committee is planning for the event to be held at The University of Leeds – is continuing for a hybrid event on 7/8 September 2022, a call for papers will be sent out in September. We are currently interested to gauge your preference on how you intend to attend – face to face or virtually and we would be grateful if you could complete this poll so appropriate planning can occur – it will take a couple of minutes Link to Poll 

Future Events 

We have opened two google documents for you to post in suggestions for future events – such as the breakfast meetings that we ran in 20/21 and the showcase event debrief ideas so that we can progress this conversation with the external showcasing providers – GFF/BFC/New Designers and Artsthread. Please find links below: 

Future Events 

Showcase Feedback 

Next Members Meeting 

The next members meeting will be held on Friday 21 January 2022 9-11 and this will be on zoom and link will be forwarded in advance. If there are any items that you would like to add to the agenda then please do send them through to 

As a reminder to use the website when you can and please bookmark it FTC Online 

We would really like to encourage you to use our twitter account @FTCorg and anything you share with us will automatically feed into our website updates section so is useful for members looking at the website. 

With best wishes 
Amanda and Carolyn 
Co-chairs of FTC