With the Critical Friends initiative, Art Futures would like to:
• organise an annual gathering of kindred minds sharing knowledge and meeting with each other;
• develop a pool of experts and expertise;
• develop projects to support artists/researchers;
Critical Friends is an international platform of 99 like-minded people, and this platform intends to make a sustainable contribution to society and the cultural/educational sector utilising its expertise and experience. The overall theme of the Art Futures Critical Friends is ‘the role of art and art education in future societies in an international arena’. The profile of Critical Friends is made up of colleagues with a proven contribution to, successful position and seniority in, the cultural and/or higher arts education sector. Participation is by invitation only.
On 14 January 2021 the pre-launch of the Critical Friends was organised online, here you find the report. The inaugural launch of the Critical Friends will be organised 26, 27 November 2021 in Amsterdam.