The Future of Art

A Disruptive Futures Dialogue

Date and Time
Wed, March 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vital Spaces


Due to overwhelming demand, we added an additional night to this program. This event took place twice: Night 1 was on Wednesday, March 13 and Night 2 was on Thursday, March 14.

Creative Santa Fe presented Night 1 of The Future of Art: A Disruptive Futures Dialogue on March 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. This event engaged the community and local art institutions in conversation about the opportunities and challenges we face as we look into the future of the arts in Santa Fe. Vital Spaces, a new organization whose mission is to revitalize Santa Fe’s creative culture by filling temporarily vacant Santa Fe real estate with art, hosted the event at their first temporary location at 220 Otero Street in downtown Santa Fe.

The 2017 Culture Track Report, created by international cultural consulting firm La Placa Cohen, revealed that over the past few years, the very definition of culture has undergone a profound global shift. Audiences are demanding fun, interaction, and relevance in their lives and their cultural experiences in a way that is entirely unprecedented in modern history. This catalytic shift changes the way that art is presented and experienced, and brings up important questions about the future of art and culture in society. Santa Fe is at the very crossroads of this transition. How will we, as a community, respond to and evolve with this shifting cultural climate?

This event consisted of highly participatory small group discussions led by trained facilitators, in addition to activities that engaged attendees in meaningful dialogue, problem solving, and civic action toward envisioning a vibrant arts future in Santa Fe.

A summary of the ideas and findings form the events will be complied and shared with the general public in the near future.