Fly the Flag Young Associates- Fuel

Fly The Flag is a nationwide initiative to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artist Ai Weiwei has designed a flag to celebrate universal human rights. Fuel, arts organisations and human rights charities across the UK, are working together to invite people to Fly The Flag for human rights from 24 to 30 June 2019. The project is co-produced by Fuel, Amnesty International, Donmar Warehouse, Human Rights Watch, Liberty, the National Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and Tate. There are over 100 organisations who have signed up to be advocates of the project across the UK.

In June 2019, Fly The Flag will raise awareness of human rights across the UK for generations to come, with 7 days of activity marking the 70 years of the Declaration. The young associates will play a part in curating events & workshops in their communities, in the lead up to the week.

Fuel are looking for up to 4 Associates who are 18 – 26 years old, who would like to come together to create activities in their own communities, looking at the art and activism and in keeping with the values of Fly the Flag.

No experience necessary, just an open mind and willingness to get involved.

Hours: Minimum six days between April – June 2019 (hours & dates to be set according to activity)
Base: Fuel Offices – Somerset house
Bursary: £600 bursary for travel, food and other expenses

Do you:

  • Have an interest in art and activism?
  • Want to further your understanding of human rights?
  • Want to expand your facilitation and workshop leading skills?
  • Have a collaborative approach to work and want to make a change?


Friday 8th March 12pm
Interviews Wednesday 13th March
Program dates Throughout April/May/June
(Dates will be decided amongst young associates depending on availability).

To apply, please respond creatively to the following questions:
You can address all of them, or just one, whatever feels right to you.

  • What do human rights mean to you?
  • Why is it important for art and/or activism to engage with communities?
  • What is happening in the world around you that inspires you to make a change?

You can send your expression of interest in ONE of the following ways

  • Video (max. 3 mins)
  • Audio recording (max. 3 mins)
  • Written expression of interest (Max. 550 words) Please feel free to include pictures.
  • Please also attach a copy of your CV & Equal Opportunity form- These will not be used as part of your application.

Published on:
4 Mar 2019


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