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

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.

Our Call for Applications is now open, click here to find out details on how to apply and eligibility. Deadline for applications is 10am, Wednesday 9 November. 

This exciting opportunity offers up to 5 different artists support for a period of 2 yearsin 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.