Futurecamp is Wysing's first residency and intrinsic events programme during 2014. During Futurecamp we will be exploring what the future might hold, from five specific positions. A series of fortnightly events will address elements of the way we live now and how these might evolve and affect the future and will comprise talks, discussion, screenings, performances and workshops.
Futurecamp: Alternative Methods: Art and Education:
Art education has become an urgent issue, at both secondary and university level, due to cuts in funding and the politics and public discussion surrounding its relevance to society. As such, the formal routes for education and engagement with art are failing, and access is becoming socially and economically more divided than ever. Artists have long created alternatives to the established institutions and methods. However, recently there has been a resurgence in this form of activity and discussion, in part in response to the general need, but also in relation to more specific questions of social and economic access for different parts of society and culture.
14, 28 June, 12, 26 July, 9 August. Full details about the Futurecamp events programme can be found at http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/events/futurecamp