We are still reeling from the stunning success of Futuresonic 2009. Our award winning festival drew an attendance of 75,000, and featured a huge range of incredible artistic projects including many world-firsts. It is thrilling to be in the middle of a quantum leap, and such an incredible year has given us huge momentum leading into 2010.
We are proud to announce the launch of a major new international award, The FutureEverything Awards, and after 15 years at the leading edge of art, music and ideas, Futuresonic is now named FutureEverything, to reflect the greater scope and ambition of the festival.
The date of the inaugural FutureEverything festival is 12-15 May 2010, with a series of launch events during October 2009, and nominations for the Award are open from 1st September 2009.
Launching The FutureEverything Awards
Introducing the FutureEverything Awards, a new international award recognising outstanding achievement for innovation in the arts, music, society and technology. The new award celebrates creative projects in any medium which offer a new and unique way to experience or see the world and help to bring the future into the present.
Open to anyone internationally to nominate a project or to submit their own project.
In 2009-2010 the first in four categories of award introduced
FutureEverything Art Award 2010
From 2010-2011 four categories of award will be awarded annually
- FutureEverything Art Award 2011
- FutureEverything Music Award 2011
- FutureEverything Society & Technology Award 2011
- FutureEverything Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
The winners receive the new FutureEverything Trophy, a cash prize, and the opportunity to present their project at the Awards Ceremony and within the FutureEverything catalogue and website.
The awards promote world class innovation and introduce the leading practitioners to stakeholders and the wider public, helping to promote and foster innovation culture in the UK and around the world.
Awards Ceremony is a Gala event staged during the FutureEverything festival, also featuring presentations of the winner and runners up, and a world class curated programme of performance and presentations.
The prizes are awarded following a rigorous and transparent assessment process.
- Submissions reviewed by an International Jury
- The International Jury produce a shortlist of three outstanding achievements
- The winner is decided by a vote by the FutureEverything Community