Furtherfield is an artist organisation founded by artists Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett in 1997 and sustained by the work of its community as the Internet took shape as a new public space for internationally connected cultural production.

We believe that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies.
We can make our own world ? together!

Our mission is to co-create extraordinary art that connects with contemporary audiences providing innovative, engaging and inclusive digital and physical spaces for appreciating and participating in practices in art, technology and social change.

Who We Are and What We Do?

Furtherfield was founded by artists Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett in 1997 and sustained by the work of its community as the Internet took shape as a new public space for internationally connected cultural production.

Furtherfield is now a dynamic, creative and social nerve centre where upwards of 26,000 contributors worldwide have built a visionary culture around co-creation ? swapping and sharing code, music, images, video and ideas.

A Not-for-Profit Private Limited Company since 2009, Furtherfield has received regular funding from Arts Council England since 2005 which supports artistic programmes with a local, national and international reach as well as innovative outreach projects and the development of new forms of infrastructure and digitally enabled participation and engagement in the arts.

Digital Communities for Co-creation
Through our online platforms for review, discussion, reflection, sound exploration, conversation and audiovisual mash-ups, specialist and amateur artists, designers, activists, thinkers, and technologists come together to cultivate open, engaging and stimulating contexts for making and thinking.

We run the first London gallery dedicated to media art and networked art. Sited near the thriving and culturally diverse area of Green Lanes, Haringey, the Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP) offers a public gallery and event space, a facility for artistic collaboration, informal workshops, and international artists' residencies. Exhibitions and events attract local, national and international audiences. We work in partnership with other venues in the UK and abroad, and are currently developing touring exhibitions and distribution platforms to present the best of media arts to discerning mainstream audiences.

Sustainable Arts
Our Media Art Ecologies programme puts ecological themes and processes at the core of our artistic and organisational programme. With Drake Music we are further exploring innovative collaboration between arts organisations to develop sustainable ways of sharing resources and opportunities.

We work with diverse communities including HE students, young people, disabled people and homeless people. Participants create films, games and performances that explore the tools and processes of a digitally connected world.

We participate in national and international conferences and are developing research activities with the HE sector. In 2009 we published Artists Re:thinking Games in partnership with FACT and Liverpool John Moore University - the first print run has already sold out. The next book is planned on the impact of digital culture on the climate change.

Abandon Normal Devices, Access Space, Aksioma, A New Direction, Art is Open Source, Arts Council England, Birkbeck University, Creative Partnerships, CRUMB, Cube Cinema, Dark Mountain, Drake Music, Eyebeam, FACT, Folly, Gylphi, Harris Museum, Homes for Haringey, Kawenga, Lighthouse, LUX, MARCEL, New Media Fix, NODE.London, Peckham Space, Queen Mary University, Resonance, SCAN, Science Museum, Space Media, Sustainable Haringey, St Mungo's, Watermans, Writtle College