Hastings Fat Tuesday (HFT) is an annual winter-season live music festival in Hastings, East Sussex. Based on Mardi Gras traditions, HFT showcases diverse local, regional and national musicians and bands over five days. 2020 will be our eleventh edition and will take place 21 – 25th February. HFT has nine event strands. This application seeks support for our community engagement and learning activity: 1. Umbrella Parade and pre-parade workshop activity: Radiator Arts will run 10 umbrella decorating workshops prior to Parade in four schools/ two community centres/ town centre venue. Minimum 250 children and 100 families will be involved. 2. UnConvention professional development training: Employment in the music sector. Panel discussions, 1:1 surgery sessions, networking. 3. Young Music-Makers stage. Eggtooth will curate under-18 young contemporary musicians stage as part of festival programme. 4. Volunteer programme for 20 participants. Offers formal training, professional work experience, expenses and reference.