FutureEverything is delighted to announce the opening of the application period for FAULT LINES, a landmark talent development and commissioning programme supported by Arts Council England through its Ambition for Excellence scheme.

Please note, the deadline for this opportunity has now closed.

FAULT LINES will support the creation of new works by artists and practitioners which contribute to the dialogue between technology, innovation, culture and society. The programme will encourage work across artforms and sectors, exploring specifically how artists can have an impact on innovation in the technology sector.

This exciting opportunity offers up to 5 different artists support for a period of 2 years in the development of their careers, and includes a number of opportunities to commission new artistic works as part of major innovation projects, such as CityVerve, the UK’s Internet of Things demonstrator, as arranged by FutureEverything.

The final goal of the programme is to develop new forms of sustainability for the creative practice of digital artists working today, encouraging cross sector collaboration and providing resources for art from beyond the arts. FAULT LINES will reimagine the studio for the 21st century new media art generation.

Selected artists will also have the opportunity to present their work as touring projects with our international partners, and the opportunity to access other forms of support, including paid work opportunities such as workshops and consulting. Selected artists will additionally receive mentoring from an Advisory Council, comprised of curators, industry experts and entrepreneurs.

This initiative builds on FutureEverything’s long tradition of supporting the digital art community in the UK and Europe, and the production of new works showcased all over the world. See a selection of works and projects from FutureEverything here. (pictured above, Light Barrier by Kimchi and Chips).

Other benefits

As well as access to career development, ranging from the commission of new pieces from projects such as CityVerve, to the presentation of existing projects in affiliated international events and institutions, applicants will;

  • Have access to dedicated, free studio and/or desk space throughout the period of the programme;
  • Other opportunities for paid work, including workshops, talks and presentations delivered to both commercial and third sector clients.
  • Mentoring and support from international festival curators and professionals through cohort workshop sessions.

Who can apply?

We are looking for creators actively crossing the boundaries between art, design, science and innovation. Artists who, through their work, are opening up new dimensions and forging new visions of the role of technology in the future of society. They must be enthusiastic about cross disciplinary research and interested in developing their practice, working hand in hand with practitioners from other fields.

We are looking for a diverse group of artists at different stages of their career, with practises spanning art forms and medium.

Are you:

  • An early career or emerging artist looking for career development and mentoring?
  • An established artist with an interest in integrating new technologies into your practise?
  • An artist or practitioner with an international and mature practise that is interested in taking a new, exciting direction in their career?

Then we’d love to hear from you!

Applicants must be UK based or UK nationals based abroad. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) creators, applicants with a disability and those with care responsibilities.

How to apply

Please download the Application Pack for further details on FAULT LINES, and our FAQs.

To apply, visit our online form to complete your application.

The deadline for applications is 10am Wednesday 9 November.