Future Art Ecosystems (FAE) is a project for building 21st century cultural infrastructure to support art and advanced technologies (AxAT) for the public good.
Through briefings, R&D Labs and a growing community of artists, technologists, policy-makers, researchers and fellow organisations, FAE develops insights and tools that make this possible. Embedded in the Serpentine Arts Technologies team, FAE is committed to serving the public by facilitating the emergence of new systems for art, technology and society.
Our research spans across four key areas where art x advanced technology (AxAT) practices can lead to meaningful infrastructural transformations:
Advocating for independent, in-house and public-sector production models as a key driver for AxAT practices.
Devising new benchmarks and systems for deeper and more long-term oriented collaborations between organisations across cultural, technological and civic ecosystems.
Prototyping new models to achieve generative and equitable value distribution that supports producers and their communities.
Moving beyond footfall and media visibility as the dominant metrics of success, and devising new measurement systems for communicating the value of AxAT in society.
We collaborate with a diverse audience of participants in today’s cultural infrastructure; institutions (like museums and galleries), art industry actors (like curators and producers), artists and art adjacent actors (like technologists and researchers) interested in the intersection of art and advanced technologies.