Sustainable Futures

The Future of Film Expo Presented by NFFTY & The Next Fifty

A 2-Day free event during NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) 2012 with exhibitor booths, speakers, workshops, panels, demonstrations, lounges, networking opportunities, resources and film related activities targeting young filmmakers, film fans and the future of film at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

NFFTY’s Future of Film Expo gives exhibitors the unparalleled opportunity to meet and interact with the best young filmmakers from around the world, and filmmakers the opportunity to directly learn from and gain valuable connections and resources from industry professionals. The greater arts community will also have ample opportunities to learn and get hands-on experience with the latest technology and educational opportunities.  This year’s Expo is co-sponsored by The Next Fifty, a massive celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair at Seattle Center.

April 28 - 29, 2012

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January 21, 2012  |  Arts Culture and Design, Events  |  No Comments

SPU 1% for Art – Temporary Projects

SPU will sponsor 4 temporary art projects at various locations on the Seattle Center campus - to be launched during Sustainable Futures month of The Next Fifty.

September 2012

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Seattle City Light Artist in Residence

Seattle City Light is seeking an artist-in-residence to highlight Seattle City Light’s conservation projects, beginning this fall. The artist will create a project illuminating City Light’s conservation and sustainability efforts for display at Seattle Center’s Next Fifty anniversary celebration in 2012. More information >

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Trash Fashion Future Exhibit and Show

Quite possibly sourced from a dumpster near you, these Eco-conscious Fashion Designers will make sure you never look at your trash the same way again. Exotic models will flaunt designer reconstructed detritus on the catwalk like never before while celebrity MC’s announce the surprising source and vision behind each design.
Photo by Michael Cline
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Young Social Entrepreneurs Photo Exhibit

In partnership with ASHOKA Youth Ventures and Davis Freeman Photography.

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Call for Temporary Projects

The Art Call is CLOSED
Thanks to all who applied!

The Arts, Culture and Design Committee seeks proposals for temporary and youth-led arts, culture and design projects for The Next Fifty, a celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair at Seattle Center planned for 2012. The celebration’s unifying theme is: Illuminating Today’s Challenges, Imagining Tomorrow’s Possibilities. The total budget for all projects is $500,000. $75,000 will be set aside for youth-led projects spearheaded by individuals 24 years or younger. Individuals, curators and institutions are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent and support materials by July 22, 2011.

Read the full art call for details >

View a campus map and site examples >

Apply on the Cafe website >

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Community Art Program

The Next Fifty, Seattle Center 2012Be Part of The Next Fifty

Become part of the global dialog.
Bring your existing event to The Next Fifty.
Bring your new project to The Next Fifty.
Cross-promote your event with ours.
Let others know about this opportunity.

As part of The Next Fifty celebration, we are inviting proposals from community organizations for events, activities, programs and fun to be staged at Seattle Center between April 21st and October, 21st, 2012. Events will be selected based on how relevant they are to The Next Fifty themes, whether or not they need additional funding, timing and venue considerations.

Submit your proposal here >
Please complete a separate survey for each event or program.

Art Call vs. Community Art Program

Wondering when to apply to The Next Fifty Art Call and when to apply to the Community Art Program?

Art Call: Geared towards original temporary projects commissioned and created specifically for The Next Fifty. More information here >

Community Art Program: Geared towards already funded projects that would like to be a part of The Next Fifty celebrations at Seattle Center in 2012. Submit your proposal here >

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