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Future Now Symposium 2018

Open calls | 17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

Through panels, lectures, portfolio reviews and advice sessions, the Future Now Symposium provides an imaginative platform for attendees to consider the arts ecosystem within a broader social, political and professional context. Holding talent development at its core, this two-day event is a hive of innovation and idea generation.

The world is increasingly shaped by surveillance and data collection, and the human condition has become one of rehearsal and performance. Exploring the wider effects of over-consumption, media stimulation and data dissemination, this year’s topics call into question new modes of communication, offering reflection upon the era of post-truth through discussions surrounding photography, design, sculpture, painting and journalism.

Future Now is a platform for creating connections and sharing ideas with those shaping the art world today, with a wealth of speakers from the UK’s leading organisations, publications and galleries. Topics for 2018 include The Value of Design; Arts Journalism in the Digital Age; The New Language of Software; How To Get Ahead as an Emerging Artist; An Examination of Post-Truth; Risk Taking in Curation and Diversity in the Art World amongst others.