FutureEverything 2011
11-14 May, Manchester

FutureEverything 2010 is now over, mark the date for FutureEverything 2011, taking place 11-14 May. Expect world premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive citywide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world, and awards for outstanding innovations.


Artworks and exhibitions on society, technology and the city, with a focus on artworks that are participatory, sited in public space, and in an urban context.


World-class live performances and showcases of some of the most ground-breaking talent from the most distant and far-reaching corners of the globe.


Astonishing talks, visionary people in a global conversation on bringing the future into the present


The FutureEverything Showcase presents a programme of independently run music and art events across the city, presenting new and groundbreaking talent in a festival-within-the-festival.


FutureEverything 2010 is finaly here and ExperienceEverything is the place go and get involved.


Our GloNet, Globally Networked Event, is an experimental format happening simultaneously in five cities around the globe.

FutureEverything Festival

FutureEverything 2010 is now over but you can still check out all the coverage of this year's events right here.

World premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive city-wide music programme, and visionary thinkers from around the world across 4 festival strands - Art, Music, Ideas and Showcase.

The Dates have been announced for next years festival, FutureEverything 2011 takes place 11-14 May, save the date.


Agents of Change 0.3

Revealed!  The secret venue is...

The Sharp Project

Thorp Road,
M40 5BJ

Visit from 10am-5pm Saturday 15th May to see the huge scale installation Agents of Change have wrought on this immense warehouse canvas


Buses run regularly from Picadilly Gardens in the centre of Manchester, and from the junction of Oldham Road and Great Ancoats Street/Swan Street.

24, 72, 75, 82, 83, 180, 181, 182, 184

The Sharp Project is a huge white warehouse space on the junction of Thorp Road and Oldham Road

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Official photos of FutureEverything 2010

The official photos of this year's festival are now up on flickr which you can see here. Jan Dixon & Emily Dixon, collectively known as TAPE, did an excellent job of photographing the various events that made up FutureEverything 2010. You can view more of their work at their website www.WeAreTAPE.com




We would be very grateful if you took a few minutes to provide feedback about your experience at FutureEverything2010. Your invaluable input will help us gain a greater understanding of your festival experience and how we can make next year's events even better.


Sosolimited Video

SoSo Limited - Prime Numerics (Taster) from FutureEverything on Vimeo.

Check out this taster of the official video of the Prime Numerics event or watch the full thing here.



The EyeWriter has won the first FutureEverything Award.

The EyeWriter has been chosen as the winner of the inaugural FutureEverything Award following an online vote by a world-wide community of FutureEverything artists and participants from the past 15 years.

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Winner of Lever Prize 2010

We are delighted to announce that FutureEverything is Winner of the Lever Prize 2010. The highly acclaimed prize is one of the UK's most prestigious awards. “The Lever Prize judges were unanimous in selecting FutureEverything." - Geoffrey Piper, Lever Prize CEO

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Environment 2.0

Since 2006 FutureEverything has developed an innovative project on mass participation on the environment, biodiversity and local climate. View the 2009 projects developed by FutureEverything in partnership with the Met Office, Natural History Museum and Lancaster University here


Warpaint to play FutureEverything 2011

We're delighted to announce Warpaint are among the hotly tipped music acts confirmed for FutureEverything 2011.

Four nights of unforgettable live music - FutureEverything's renowned music programme brings pioneering acts from across the world to the heart of Manchester.


FutureEverything Presents Manchester Camerata and ArtCollider at the Manchester Weekender

Manchester Camerata and FutureEverything team up to present Camerata’s principal cellist, Hannah Roberts, and sound artist Andrew Deakin in a live collaborative performance.

This is followed by a hands-on workshop featuring The ArtCollider, a project that enables artists around the world to collaborate in a globally networked studio.


FutureEverything at Media Festival Arts

FutureEverything presented a Lounge, Panel, Artwork and Online Forum at Media Festival Arts, 8-10 September, Roundhouse London.


Festival Producer

FutureEverything is looking for an experienced, dynamic Festival Producer for FutureEverything 2011 global festival of art, music & ideas and related commissions and projects.


Music Programme Project Manager

FutureEverything has been at the cutting-edge of electronic music for 15 years. We are looking for an individual who can deliver a coherent, dynamic, commercially viable and ground breaking programme of music projects for the festival as well as co-ordinate and manage our role in an international festivals network funded by EU Culture 2007.


UK first: Manchester catches the Open Data bus

The opening up of Manchester’s bus timetable data follows two months of negotiations between FutureEverything’s Julian Tait and Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) with the support of Manchester Knowledge Capital. Read more here.

Or read what Place North West had to say here.


Digital & Creative Futures


Vision+Media in partnership with FutureEverything

Thursday 1st July 2010
4.00pm - 7.30pm
Vision+Media, 100 Broadway, Salford Quays, M50 2UW

Featuring keynote speakers, a mini-gig of epic disproportion and a one-hour, highly focused unconference, FutureEverything, in partnership with Vision+Media, present a unique and engaging event exploring the opportunities of collaboration and innovation.


Art and Media podcasts now available at the Axis website

For those of you who are not already aware of the special FutureEverything edition of the Dialogue webzine which is produced by Axis you can still read it here.

The latest addition to this online magazine are video and audio podcasts of the Art and Media conversation event which took place at Castlefield Gallery on the 15th May. You can watch and listen to this here.



FutureEverything 2010 is over but ExperienceEverything is the place to check out the pictures, videos and experiences of the festival. Read about what this year's artists and speakers thought of the festival and listen to your favorite tracks by this years bands and musicians.


Prime Numerics Pictures

New pictures up on the FutureEverything Flickr page from FutureEverythings trailblazer live remix of the last election debate, Prime Numerics - Sosolimited event at the People's History Museum. To view them click here.


Big Chip Award Nomination

We are delighted to announce that FutureEverything is nominated for the Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010.

Projects are nominated for the award based on 'demonstrating exceptional innovation in digital media or digital technology' and this category is open to any project from anywhere in the world.


Conference Programme Announced


A destination for a world-wide community of inspirational people, an engaging, entertaining and essential event to attend.

Exploring the interface between technology, society and culture, the internationally aclaimed FutureEverything Conference is the crucible that allows artists, techologists and future-thinkers to share, innovate and interact.

For full programme and to buy tickets click here.


Conference Videos

Ben Cerveny - We Will All Play Cities Together Like an Instrumental Jam from FutureEverything on Vimeo

Watch FutureEverything 2010 keynotes by Ben Cerveny, Dame Wendy Hall and Keri Facer here. More videos of panel sessions coming soon.




The FutureEverything updates mailing list has been running since 1995 and is the main source of news and information on all FutureEverything and Social Technologies Summit events. Sign up here and select the areas you are interested in so that we can send you the information that is relevant to you.



Discover more about FutureEverything including behind-the-scenes reports on our projects by Drew Hemment, the Festival Director, and reports on recent events in Berlin and Japan. Read the FutureEverything Blog



FutureEverything provides a platform for people like you to create, perform and inspire. We have provided a dedicated area of the website that highlights some of the pathways which exist to develop your artistic, technological or social practice. These include FuturesFamily, Showcase, and our Open Calls, plus also information on courses at our partner institution, Lancaster University.



Join FutureEverything Friends and become part of a special community who help us to commission, produce and present projects working with the world’s most exciting and influential artists, musicians, performers, thinkers and writers.

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