Harriet Moutsopoulos, Haughty Holly, 2020
Future Now Symposium 2022
May 5–6, 2022
York, UK / Online

Future Now is a conference for critical and cultural debate. This multidisciplinary two-day event brings together key institutions, galleries, publications and artists for in-person and live-streamed discussions surrounding the most pressing issues from today’s creative industries. Each year, we invite leading speakers from the art world to discuss today’s most important issues from The Human Impact of Art and The Democratization of Photography to Curating During a Time of Change. Through imaginative debates, panel discussions, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now is a platform for idea generation.

The 2022 edition features topics such as How to Fund Your Practice; Who Controls History?; and The Power of Discomfort: Art That Shatters Stereotypes. Through the lens of art and culture, we dissect who, and what, is being represented in galleries today, amidst our changing relationship with nature and technology. Featured speakers include Sutapa Biswas, Daisy Ginsberg, Larry Achiampong, Poulomi Basu, Hannah Starkey and Jamie Hawkesworth.