Future Forum

Open Signal's Future Forum program provides an in-depth learning experience for socially driven media makers.

Future Forum is a media artist training program for social impact. Under the guidance of faculty and cultural practitioners, it provides time, access to resources and mentorship for artists who want to:

  • Experiment radically with art, technology and social engagement
  • Develop new strategies for teaching technical and critical media art skills to marginalized communities
  • Take their work to the next level in a shared learning environment

This program completed its pilot at Open Signal with an incredible cohort of 12 artists in the spring of 2018. Artists in the program met weekly as a cohort, attended talks and professional development trainings from and experienced artists, curators and educators, led an educational initiative in the community and exhibited their work to the public. Each artist was paired with an advocate and received access Open Signal’s professional media production equipment and facilities over the course of 10 months.

Open Signal collaboratively fundraises with mission-aligned organizations to bring programs like Future Forum to their community.