Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
Shona Illingworth, Lesions in the Landscape, digital still, 2015
The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) is the UK’s leading media arts centre. As “the place where people, art and technology meet”, FACT (and its hands-on workshop space FACTLab) boasts a dynamic program of exhibitions, films, hack nights, show-and-tell sessions and workshops—involving everything from build-your-own 3D-printed prosthetics to open-source making activities that span four days.
As a centre for research and innovation, FACT works with universities, post-graduate students and other partners across the creative, health, higher education and arts sectors to develop projects that explore the relationship between technology and culture. (Currently, the research program is investigating the themes of health, ageing, citizenship, digital public spaces and work.) By preserving and encouraging new media and digital artworks, and fostering challenging work in new and existing artists, FACT uses the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives.