FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) is a European research programme in art and social engagement, funded by the Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.
The project is the first interdisciplinary investigation of art and social engagement on a European-wide basis, and will conclude in 2024.
Led by the University of Wolverhampton, FEINART will support the PhD training of 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for three years across four Beneficiaries (University of Wolverhampton, Zeppelin University, University of Iceland, and University of Edinburgh) and 7 Partner Organisations (Tensta Konstall, Sweden; BAK, Netherlands; State of Concept, Greece; W-Est, Italy; Tranzit.ro, Romania; Biennale Warsaw; Poland, and Iceland University of the Arts, Iceland). Offering a unique combination of academic and non-academic training the programme establishes an unprecedented opportunity for ESRs to work in collaboration with an extensive network of leading artists, curators, administrators, theorists and writers, committed to the future of socially engaged art.
FEINART covers three research areas: art theory and practice, art and political philosophy, curatorial studies and arts administration, providing a rigorous and integrated framework to address the challenges socially engaged art faces in Europe in the 21st century. What is the relationship between new forms of art and social engagement and new forms of democratic participation outside of the gallery? What role can cultural policy-making play in the support of new social forms in art and the development of new artistic skills? In what ways are these new forms of democratic engagement inseparable from the creative and flexible collaboration between the artist or artists and the curator and their audiences? And how might these new forms of social engagement provide the basis of a new public sphere and the creation of new institutions and organizations?
FEINART, then, will enable a fluid and flexible working relationship between the Beneficiaries as leading centres of critical research in the areas of art theory and practice, art and political philosophy, curatorial studies and arts administration, and the partner Organisations as centres of excellence in the development of socially engaged practice (providing a wide range of practical and practical-theoretical training).
Please visit the FEINART website for further details: FEINART
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306