Future Now Symposium Programme 2020

  • Kate Simpson

Debate. Discuss. Connect. #FutureNow2020 There has never been a time in human history when things have been so interconnected. The climate crisis is connected to the economy, which is in turn connected to trade and tariffs, and so on and so forth. We are living in an age of alternative facts, fake news and misinformation. We are more divided than ever before. Innovation is what keeps us going. Future Now invites you to connect and engage with the key themes of our times. Through panel discussions, lectures, funding advice sessions and portfolio reviews, Future Now is an exploration of 21st century culture through the mechanism of art, offering practical support as well as wider inspiration for artists, writers, designers, programmers and curators. It is a key event in the UK arts calendar for practitioners and industry delegates. This two-day event brings together key institutions, galleries, fairs and publications for discussion surrounding the sector, including how to develop your career, key funding opportunities, building an inclusive industry and the changing world of journalism in the digital age. Representatives from the following organisations will be in attendance: Aesthetica / Acute Art / Ameena M. McConnell / Andrea Luka Zimmerman / Arnolfini / ArtAngel / Artes Mundi / Arts Council England / Arts University Bournemouth / Atlas Gallery / British Journal of Photography / Cornelia Parker / Creative Review / Creative United / Design Museum / Fabrica / Flowers Gallery / Gazelli Art House / House of African Art / Jasmina Cibic / Jerwood Arts / John Keane / Julia Fullerton-Batten / Magnum Photos / Martin Parr / Nadav Kander / Northumbria University / Photo London / PILAA / Queer Britain / RIBA / Serpentine Galleries / Somerset House / Sotheby’s Institute / The Art Newspaper / The Other Art Fair / The Photographers’ Gallery / University of York / Unlimited / Whitechapel / XR Stories / Yorkshire Sculpture Park