UCL Art Futures


Past events

Watch recordings and read reports from past UCL Art Futures events.

Creative IP: Monetising creative content

This roundtable discussion in December 2020 considered the processes of value generation and capture in the creative digital economy. It brought together artists, activists, academics, policy makers and industry representatives. Download the policy report created from the discussion (Word).

Expanded formats: Reimagining art economies online

This panel discussion on alternative future art market economies took place in October 2020 as part of FOTAM 2020: Redefining Value In The Art Market. The panel was convened by Lucy Rose Sollitt and Jo Townshend, co-founder of Art Futures. Watch a recording of the discussion on The Future of the Art Market website.

AI for People & Planet

In June 2020, Art Futures led a roundtable discussion to "identify mechanisms for leveraging the UK’s creative strength via AI’s transformational effect on society." The event was part of a series of roundtable discussions on the topic of AI. These events brought together leading voices in policy, industry, third sector and academia with the aim of stimulating dialogue and forging consensus on how to deliver 'AI for People and Planet'. A booklet with policy insights from the series is available on the AI for People & Planet website.

Art (I)relevance: AI and Art Futures symposium

This event in September 2019 brought together international speakers, and companies and startups from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Discussions spanned historical and emergent digital arts practice, art market trends, and data-driven innovation for makers and public and private audiences. Read a write-up of the event on the UCL Innovation & Enterprise website.