FutureFest Art Prize 2016: Call for Artists
Nesta has partnered with Sedition for the first FutureFest Art Prize, to create a platform for artists to submit works to be included in an exciting programme of innovative digital art at the festival on 17-18 September 2016 in London. Ashley Wong, Head of Programmes and Operations at Sedition, introduces the Prize below.
We’re inviting international artists and creatives to submit works via the Sedition platform, under one of the four themes of this year’s Futurefest: Love, Work, Play, and Thrive.
Sedition is an online platform distributing artwork by renowned artists as digital limited editions. Videos and images can be released on Sedition as digital limited editions and can be purchased and enjoyed on any screen or device including TVs, tablets, and smartphones. We're offering a new way to collect and distribute art in the digital age, and we're pleased to now be working with FutureFest top open up our platform for artists to submit their visions of the near future.
From the submissions, twelve works will be shortlisted by our panel of judges and showcased at the festival. The FutureFest audience will vote live to choose one winner for each theme, and the winners will be awarded a £500 cash prize with the chance to have their work featured on Sedition and promoted to an international audience of art collectors and enthusiasts.
Our judges include:
Ghislaine Boddington - Creative Director of body>data>space; Reader, CPDA, University of Greenwich; Curator, Future Love theme at FutureFest.
Paul D. Miller - artist, writer, musician known as DJ Spooky
Ruth Amos - Managing Director of StairSteady Ltd; Curator, Future Work theme at FutureFest.
Tom Berman - artist and engineer
Pat Kane - writer, musician and consultant; Curator, Future Play theme at FutureFest.
Claudia Hart - artist, curator and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Dr Morgaine Gaye - Director of Bellwether: Food Trends; Curator, Future Thrive theme at FutureFest.
FIELD - a specialised creative studio in London that combines art and technology
The deadline to submit artwork has been extended until midnight on Sunday, 19 June 2016.
Image: Blind Robot by Louis Philippe Demers at FutureFest 2015