26 July 2019
Following an open call for proposals, Furtherfield has been selected as the UK partner for Connect for Creativity.
Furtherfield is London’s longest running centre for art and technology. They will curate, design and produce a public exhibition to showcase work created in a series of art and technology residencies taking place in Turkey, Greece and Serbia to a UK audience in February 2020.
Curated by Ruth Catlow and produced by Charlotte Frost, the exhibition will showcase selection of work produced by emerging artists who will take part in the Connect for Creativity Art and Technology residency in Athens, Belgrade and Istanbul.
Connect for Creativity's art and technology residencies and its resulting exhibition aim to bring artists from Turkey, the UK, Greece and Serbia together to build bridges and empathy within and across societies. The artists will explore what hopes and fears are associated with rapidly changing work and life environments in contemporary society, how a networked culture can develop cohesion and deal with uncertainty and change.
About Connect for Creativity
Connect for Creativity is an 18-month project led by the British Council, in partnership with 4 partner organisations –ATÖLYE in Turkey, Bios in Greece, Nova Iskra in Serbia and Abdullah Gül University in Turkey..
The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, through the Intercultural Dialogue programme. The project aims to form a network of creative hubs across Europe to foster creative exploration and collaboration that contributes to building a more cohesive, open and connected civil society.
The project offers a number of opportunities for students, academics, artists, technologists, creative professionals, policy makers and general public across Europe to form international networks and collaborations, exchange knowledge and skills and participate in creative exploration on the pillars of empathy, engagement and empowerment.
For further details and news as the project develops, please visit the Connect for Creativity website.