When we launched the Fresh Art International podcast in 2011, we stepped in to enliven media coverage of the arts and to connect creative communities around the world. We’ve been building a unique resource for teaching and research ever since, while diversifying the recorded history of contemporary art and expanding cultural literacy. We produce audio content that is insightful, accessible, informing and inspiring to the cognoscenti and the curious.
With the international city of Miami as our home base since 2013, we’re perfectly positioned to expose new and broader audiences to the cultures and environments we explore here and abroad. Through our free digital portal, we zero in on individuals and collectives who energize creative communities across South Florida and at the center and fringe of art scenes globally.
In 2020, we will continue sharing fresh stories—sparking conversations around themes in contemporary art, design and film, while launching these two impactful initiatives.
FRESH ART STUDENT EDITION
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WHO is shaping the future of art and culture in our shrinking world? Find out, when you listen to the 2020 STUDENT EDITION of our Fresh Art podcast. We’re creating a new series of episodes to share the voices of emerging artists, curators, designers and filmmakers.
In 2019, we initiated campus visits to record conversations for the first season. With your support, the STUDENT EDITION will become an ongoing series to feature interviews, field recordings and events created with students, mentors and educators in art schools, university art, design, film and architecture departments and incubator programs at educational and cultural institutions. Our first field expeditions: Tampa, Nashville, Lubbock, Chicago, Toronto, Detroit and, of course, Miami.
In January 2020, we’re going back to school to capture more perspectives on the future of art and culture. Our Founder and Artistic Director Cathy Byrd will engage students in “Mapping Miami’s Contemporary Culture,” at the University of Miami. Participants in her seminar will learn how to use basic digital tools to discover and share new stories from across the city.
FRESH ART RESEARCH ARCHIVE
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In 2020, we will make our audio archive fully accessible for teaching and research by launching an open-source online database. Our FRESH ART RESEARCH ARCHIVE will be a compendium of audio source files, published podcast episodes and episode transcriptions.
It’s time! We’ve been recording the voices and sounds of contemporary culture for more than eight years to produce our curated podcast. Hundreds of original audio files document the creative practices of emerging and established artists, designers, curators and culture producers working in art, film and architecture across six continents.
To design the optimum resource, we’re consulting with experienced archivists, database experts and oral history specialists. Together, we will activate a digital platform to preserve the Fresh Art International archive and share the full spectrum of our highly relevant art historical content.
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