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How do Future Leaders apply?

Throughout our 2014-2019 courses, we have worked with over 120 young people from the UK, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Singapore, India, New Zealand. Our next 2 cohorts (2021-2022, and 2022-2023) will each be recruiting for 40 young people per course as follows:

10 percussionists (inc. drum kit)

10 brass players [new from 2021!]

10 dancers

10 visual artists

Are YOU a young Future Leader reading this thinking ‘where do I apply?!’.

Are you a parent, teacher, or friend of someone who you think deserves the opportunity to call themselves a Future Leader?

We will soon be open for applications; we will be making announcements in the coming months once the situation with Coronavirus is a little clearer.


The following documents give an indication of some aspects of the application process from previous years.

Before You Make Your Application

Global Grooves are looking for young artists to take with us on our ongoing journey. There are hundreds of talented young artists around the UK (and internationally) who may be eligible to apply to the programme, and so when writing an application it is highly important that your application ‘speaks’ to us to tell us as much about yourself as possible. This application process has been designed to allow you maximum opportunities to express yourself in your own way.

Advice: Before completing the application, read the guidance notes carefully (link below); we would not like anyone to feel disappointed in not being accepted for the programme due to not quite fitting the entry requirements.

If you are under 16, ensure you have fully discussed the programme with your parents/guardians, as their consent will be required during the final stage of the online application area.

For your reference, here are some of the pre-application documents provided in previous cohorts (new information will be uploaded during spring 2021):

– Guidance Notes and Application Criteria
More details about what we are looking for in our Future Leaders applicants.

– Course Content
More details about what to expect throughout the course. 

Course Fee Contributions
More information about the financial aspect of the course, plus ideas about how to raise your course fees.

Sponsorship Form
You can print out this sponsorship form to help keep track of the fees you have raised if your application is successful.

Please note: at the end of the application, the final page will ask you to upload a ‘Letter of Intention‘ along with an additional ‘Parental Consent Letter‘ for applicants under 16. Please download these now and save them to your computer.

Download links:

1) Parental Consent Letter (WORD)

2) Letter of Intention (WORD)


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