FAST 45

Higher Art Education, Creative Industry and Business - Futures Art School Trends - 2045

Project start:
2021
Project completion:
2024
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The Erasmus Knowledge Alliance Higher Art Education, Creative Industry and Business - Futures Art School Trends - 2045(FAST45) aims at initiating and supporting future thinking within Institutes of Higher Arts Education (IHAE). The project will facilitate dialogues and exchanges of knowledge between these institutes and external socio-economic partners from a variety of disciplines.

FAST45’s objective is to explore possible shifts in the role and infrastructure of Institutes of Higher Arts Education in line with future technological and societal developments within the next 25 years. Through the process of extensive research, trend analysis, exchange with industry professionals, and discovery of innovative art-related practices, the project hopes to introduce new ways of thinking about the future of arts education, artist employment, and the role of artists in society.  Furthermore, FAST45 aims to explore how an artistic approach can be employed to future thinking itself and as a result discover new, explorative processes that can be applied to long-term strategic planning within art institutions.

The project will result in a comprehensive collection of knowledge and data, which will be accessible to Institutes of Higher Arts Education and their partners. This will provide a resource, which will aid the development and implementation of future-oriented approaches within IHAE’s infrastructures, and serve as a guide for predicting trends within the industry. Furthermore, it will establish a platform for collaboration within a trans-professional environment of science, technology, and the arts, where future scenarios can be explored and discussed.

The project is funded with a total of ~1.000.000 Euro.

The project partners are

  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Estonian Academy of Arts
  • University of the Arts Finland
  • Cefedem Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
  • Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  • Technological University Dublin
  • Xenorama Collective for Audio-Visual Art
  • Microsoft Ireland
  • Conexiones Improbables
  • Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschule (EAC)
  • European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)
  • School of Commons, University of the Arts Zürich

The Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF is excited to be one of the partners involved and Prof. Lena Gieseke is a member of the steering committee for the project. Under her leadership, a team within the Film University will be compiling and analyzing literature and/or influential online resources relevant to future thinking, conducting interviews with key stakeholders within the field of arts, education, technology, society, and business, and launching Art School Futures Webinars as a platform for knowledge exchange. All results will amalgamate in the creation of an Art School Futures Data Map, which will serve as an innovative learning platform that inspires future thinking within IHAEs and their partners.

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