Sedition and Nesta have teamed up to create the first FutureFest Art Prize. Shortlisted works will be presented at FutureFest 2016, a weekend festival of radical ideas, compelling talks and interactive experiences designed to inspire people to question and shape the future. The festival will take place at the Tobacco Dock in London from 17-18 September 2016.
International artists and creatives are invited to submit works under one of the four themes of FutureFest: Love, Work, Play, and Thrive before Friday, 10 June 2016, midnight GMT.
From the submitted works, twelve will be shortlisted by our panel of esteemed, high-profile, and influential judges including:
Ghislaine Boddington, Co-founder and Creative Director of body>data>space, Reader, CPDA University of Greenwich (and curator of the FutureLove theme at FutureFest 2016)
Paul D. Miller, artist, writer, musician known as DJ Spooky
Ruth Amos, Managing Director of StairSteady Ltd (and curator of the FutureWork theme at FutureFest 2016)
Tom Berman, artist and engineer
Pat Kane, writer, musician and consultant (and curator of the FuturePlay theme at FutureFest 2016)
Claudia Hart, artist, curator and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dr Morgaine Gaye, Director of Bellwether: Food Trends (and curator of the FutureThrive theme at FutureFest 2016)
FIELD, a specialised creative studio in London that combines art and technology
Shortlisted works will be presented at FutureFest with a live public vote by the audience – an estimated 5,000 visitors. One winner from each theme will be announced at the event and will each receive a £500 cash prize with the chance to have their work featured on Sedition to an international audience of art collectors and enthusiasts.
Since 2003 FutureFest, powered by Nesta, has brought together innovative projects and inspirational people to explore ways of creatively and democratically shaping the future. The programme features exhibitions, immersive experiences, panel discussions and talks visitors will join an active discussion about how the world of the future might look like in 20-30 years time.
This year’s programme has centres around four themes. Future Love, curated by Ghislaine Boddington, looks at how intimacy, bodily contact and emotion could change alongside an increase in virtual spaces and algorithmic inputs. Ruth Amos’ Future Work programme examines possible future constructions of workplace systems and cultures, while Future Play, curated by Pat Kane, asks how play, game culture and gamification could shape culture in years to come. The final curatorial strand, Future Thrive, is curated by Dr Morgaine Gaye and explores new and potential manifestations of food, health and home life.
For more details on each theme visit: http://www.futurefest.org/themes-0
To begin submitting works, go to www.seditionart.com/submit/futurefest
- Sign-in or create an account
- Check the T&Cs and click Get Started
- Select an artwork to upload and click Upload
- Add a name and description for your artwork
- Check the box to submit to the FutureFest Open Call and select the theme you are submitting to in the drop down
- Select a price from the options and click Submit For Approval
- Complete your profile by uploading a profile picture and biography, signature and banner and click Save
- You will be notified about your submission via email.
- Video submissions must be no longer than 3 minutes long and should be submitted as HD 1080p 1920 x 1080 MOV, MPEG or MP4 files. The preferred codec is H264.
- Still images must be at least 3000pixels wide and should be formatted as PNG or JPG files.
For full submission guidelines visit Sedition’s FutureFest Art Prize Open Call page.