Future Arts & Culture - Exploring Digital Innovation and International Collaborative Practice, UK
Building on our three-year evaluation of the Future Art & Culture Programme, TFCC delivered a targeted research exercise to explore how digital innovators in the arts are working during this year of lockdowns and travel restrictions. Future Art & Culture is an Arts Council England programme led by British Underground. The model involves investing in a cohort of digital innovators to participate each year at Interactive, the emerging technology showcase at South By South West in Austin, Texas. With SXSW cancelled in 2020, this research explored how digital innovators who would otherwise have travelled to Austin developed alternative approaches to collaboration and showcasing.