The inaugural FutureFest Art Prize – a celebration of excellence and creative experimentation in new digital art from across the world – opens for entries today, 3rd May 2016.
Created by Nesta, and Sedition, the winners will be announced at FutureFest 2016. A weekend designed to excite and challenge perceptions of the future, the festival takes place this September at London’s Tobacco Dock.
The FutureFest Art Prize offers international artists and creatives the opportunity to showcase their work to an established audience of art collectors and digital innovators, and further boost their profile in the global art world. Artists are invited to respond to one of the four festival themes – Future Love, Work, Thrive and Play – and judges will be looking for artwork that explores these themes, whilst also demonstrating technical ability and skill.
Submissions will be shortlisted by a panel of esteemed, high-profile, and influential judges – including Claudia Hart, artist, curator and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tom Berman, artist and engineer, DJ Spooky, experimental musician and author, and FIELD, a creative studio combining art and technology. The four FutureFest 2016 curators – Ghislaine Boddington, Co-founder and Creative Director of body>data>space, Ruth Amos, Managing Director of StairSteady Ltd, Pat Kane, writer, musician and consultant and Dr Morgaine Gaye, Director of Bellwether: Food Trends – will also judge entries.
A live public vote by the FutureFest 2016 audience – an estimated 5,000 visitors – will decide the winner of each theme. Winning artists will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to launch their work on Sedition alongside many other acclaimed artists.
The call for entries to the FutureFest Art Prize is now open and free to enter. Deadline 10th June 2016 at midnight GMT.
More information on the themes and application process, including key eligibility criteria and the judging process, can be found on the Sedition competition page.