Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium

Breaking New Ground: Photography in the Digital Age

Taking the Risk: Acclimatising Audiences to New Practices

Artists’ Film and the Moving Image: The Crossover Between Practice & Cinema

The Permanence of Print

Contemporary Painting: Traversing Conventional Boundaries

Adriana Salazar

Aesthetica Short Film Festival & Art Prize Showcase Film Screenings

Curating for the Future: A Collaborative Approach

Fuelling Creativity: Funding and Commissions

Defining the Value of Art: Economic and Societal Impact

The Future of Art and Culture: Talent Development and Responsibility

Innovation in the Making: Technological and Design Advancements

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Public and Private Galleries

Aesthetica Short Film Festival & Art Prize Showcase Film Screenings

Thursday 26 May – Friday 27 May 2016 at York St John University, YO31 7EX

Tackling themes in today’s artistic climate through lectures, portfolio reviews and panel discussions, the Future Now Symposium 2016 focused on the arts ecosystem within a broader social context. The symposium provided a place for an exchange of ideas, and offered support, talent development and networking opportunities to those working in the sector.

Future Now also gave attendees the opportunity to meet the UK’s leading art organisations, publications and curators. Topics included Talent Development and Responsibility; Funding and Commissions; The Impact of Art Prizes; Progression Routes; Digital and Moving Image; Video Art and Technology; Building the Artists’ Career, and the Permanence of Print amongst others.

Download the 2016 Programme here.

Representatives Attended from the Following Organisations
Arts Council England / Arusha Gallery / Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow / Central St Martins / Delfina Foundation  / Diffusion / Don’t Panic / Ffotogallery / Film London / Flowers Gallery /  Leeds Art Gallery / Leeds Beckett University / Flux / Frieze / Glasgow School of Art / Hepworth / Hiscox / Holden Gallery / Horniman Museum and Gardens / It’s Nice That / Jerwood Foundation / Liverpool Biennial / Lumen Prize / Manchester Metropolitan University / National Media Museum / National Portrait Gallery / Northern Film and Media / Norwich University of the Arts / O Street / Random Acts / Royal College of Art / Sheffield Museums / Suitcase Magazine / The Art Newspaper / The Tetley /  University of Chester / University of York / Whitechapel Gallery / Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network / York Museums Trust / York St John University / Zabludowicz Collection.

One-Day and Two-Day Passes were available from £24 to £36.

Sessions: Thursday 26 May

Sessions: Friday 27 May