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‘Future Artists on-demand’ an introduction…

by Asha

future artists salford

‘Future Artists on-demand’

 

We mobilise the power of the crowd, to launch projects

which challenge our world.

 

Future Artists on demand is a platform for the ‘Future Artist’ to launch

‘Art with Attitude’.

 

Our speciality is Cinema…. But this medium supports all artforms, as do we.

 


 

So what is it

 

We are a powerful network of creative thinkers, artists and disruptive types – who reckon making ‘Films, Theatre, Art, Music and New Media’-  which has a bit of attitude to it,  is, well a good thing!!

We are a group of artists with a strong individual  and distinctive voices, supporting people that aim to make a ‘difference’ in this mad world.

 

We have a variety of ‘Hangouts’ on social media, We pop up at events all over the world and we curate this website http://www.futureartists.co.uk : this should give you a flavour of what we are thinking as a collective.

 

Want to hangout with us, and meet fellow Future Artists.

 

Facebook us at http://www.facebook.com/futureartists

 

Drop us a tweet, lets get talking http://www.twitter.com/futureartists

 

A more business or professional approach, get us through linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Future-Artists-2348229

 

Want to come to an event – join us on meet up http://www.meetup.com/futureartists/

 

 

Our Projects…

future artists vs channel 4(Left) Mark Ashmore (Centre: Naomi Smyth – Director of Invisible circus : no Dress Rehearsal) – (Right) Colin Campbell Austin – Channel 4 – Launching our film Invisible circus : No Dress Rehearsal @ Channel 4

 

Film : Invisible circus : no dress rehearsal

We created a new distribution model to enable this multi award winning feature length documentary to be released theatrically via an audience passionate about the film, 20 cinema film screenings later, 5 out of 5 star reviews on Amazon and a VOD release – the film continues to wow audiences, and change peoples perception, where ever it is screened. http://www.invisiblecircusfilm.com

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Transmedia : Project Lost Generation

A documentary film and live experience – find out more at http://www.projectlostgeneration.co.uk and begin the experience….


Lost Generation- Making of by futureartists

 

Film: The Beatles Hamburg 1960-1962 (working title)

In January 2013 Future Artists launched a fan powered documentary production, which will take a fresh look at the creativity and rock no roll music played and produced during ‘The Beatles’ 4 trips to Hamburg before they where famous.

 

Distribution: Future Artists on demand quarterly

3 Films released in your cinema every 3 months, also on a limited edition DVD with a cool fanzine all about the movies, combined with a VOD release for people on the move. Future Artists on demand quarterly is a curated experience, bringing the best ‘future artists’ from around the world, into your life.

 

 

 

 

So what do you do?

 

Well – we strive to make new idea’s expressed via art accessible to as many people as possible, so we pop up doing all sorts of things. From artistic residency’s at places like the Z-arts to doing panel discussions on new media at Sheffield Documentary festival – to producing film’s like ‘Broken Britain’ and curating and producing Theatre and Film festivals.

future artists vs sheffield doc festival

 

In 2012 we ran the upstairs of an old pub in Salford, ‘The Black Lion’ and turned it into a vibrant arts centre, producing and supporting over 30 theatre productions, 8 festivals, and 20 film screenings – whilst creating cheap artists spaces out of the old hotel rooms at the pub.

 

future artists film and media festival

 

We achieve everything we do via a commercial business model, and do not rely on arts grants, we have found that if you can mobilise your audience around an idea, and then use some entrepreneurial flair – you can achieve the unachievable.

 

How do you do this?

 

We start with an ‘idea’ it has to be a good one,

and so, we are constantly coming up with ideas and projects, some take off and work, some bomb and we never mention them again! – but our process is very public, we collaborate at the idea stage with our audience, and then work with them on the project, using crowd sourcing and co-operation to get things done.

 

If we are working on a project that takes place in the real world, we use all the skills required to pull it off, if we are working in the digital world, we are world leaders in digital distribution, understanding the work-flow and scope of digital.

Future Artists at the Black Lion Manchester

 

How can I get involved

 

Lets start of chatting online, share your work directly with the curators @ future artists, or share your ideas with our community – if you then want to get involved in a project, or share your project and look for backing, then its best to come to an event and meet us, so make sure you join the mailing list.

 

Please note, we are a small and hardworking team, and always have a slate full of productions and ideas we are trying to get off the ground or are indeed making, so if the core group can’t assist with your idea, please interact with the wider global future artists community – the best idea’s ALWAYS spread.

 

Want to hangout with us, and meet fellow Future Artists.

 

Facebook us at http://www.facebook.com/futureartists

 

Drop us a tweet, lets get talking http://www.twitter.com/futureartists

 

A more business or professional approach, get us through linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Future-Artists-2348229

 

Want to come to an event – join us on meet up http://www.meetup.com/futureartists/

 

 

Can I submit and idea or can I come and work for you?

 

We do callouts for idea’s a couple of times a year, but really, the idea’s start off as group conversations, and if the creative idea being proposed is strong, it will build its own momentum within the group. If you are passionate and believe in something, you will need to promote, fight and champion and idea, and take it on its journey, this could take years, but we will show you how and support you.

If you want to work for us, we accept work placements from University level or work experience at 18 years old and over. Paid positions are advertised via our newsletter, social media and jobs boards, we work a lot with freelancers and different skillsets.

future artists festival

 

Training / workshops and teaching.

 

At the core of what we do, is training – this can be in a classroom, in the work place or as part of a workshop – we believe the future artists work ethic and the skill sets we are creating, will be a key driving force in growth of the UK creative industries.

 

We are happy to guide you through the creative workflow and how to, on any of our projects, so get in touch.


 

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible… “Frank Zappa”

 

Future Artists – January 2013

 

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