Will humans and machines create the future together?

In 2018, THE ARTS+ will be in touch with you all the year round! Therefore, the creative business festival of the Frankfurter Buchmesse will take place in different locations with a variety of events throughout the year. What lies ahead of THE ARTS+ in 2018? Holger Volland, founder of THE ARTS+, gives some insights.   […]

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Charting new territory: a compass for cultural institutions

by Annapaula Freire de Oliveira, Community Editor , Europeana Foundation, and Michael Gubbins, Journalist , Sampomedia   On 11 October, Europeana invited pioneering cultural institutions to present their digital strategies during THE ARTS+, a creative business festival within the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Journalist Michael Gubbins (Sampomedia) led the discussions on digital transformation in museums and libraries. In this special extended blog […]

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“Being part of THE ARTS+ was a fantastic chance for the Motovun Group” – Jean Arcache

How can publishers benefit from digital technology? This question was at the heart of a panel discussion organised by The Motovun Group of International Publishers at this year’s THE ARTS+. In this interview,  Jean Arcache, President of Motovun Group of International Publishers, talks about the group and its participation in THE ARTS+ 2017.   Mr […]

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A question of attitude: Why Art 4.0 pushes all boundaries

  By Anika Meier You might mistake it for an April Fool’s stunt, the bizarre thing Jeff Koons and Snapchat just announced together. But it’s rather unlikely that Snapchat would indulge in humour at the launch of its new AR art platform art.snapchat.com early in October. And, actually, it’s really just one of them – […]

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Inspiring, bold, amazing.

We like to thank our amazing speakers, partners and exhibitors for THE ARTS+ success this year – and we´re very happy to hear that they enjoyed the festival as much as we did. Here are some voices and nice words about this year´s THE ARTS+.      „The Europeana Foundation was a key partner of […]

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THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit

“Valley of death”: How excellent research fails to make it to the market – and why the creative sector needs a more R&D-focussed approach.   Andrea Nicolai is CEO of T6 and a speaker at THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit.   How do you explain the gap between often excellent European research (the birth of the […]

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“Connecting the dots of my life”, Fabio Viola, Game Designer

THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit: Bringing a museum outside the museum: The case of “Father and Son” By Fabio Viola BU: Fabio Viola is one of the world’s leading game designers, founder of the cultural association TuoMuseo and a speaker at THE ARTS+ Innovation Summit. In one of those unpredictable turns of life, a boy who grew […]

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These 11 people and 1 machine could be the future of our culture

Meet the people (and machines) who will shape our culture and society. Holger Volland introduces 12 of the 115 THE ARTS+ speakers in this video. Enjoy

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Interview with Inka Drögemüller, Deputy Director SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT

Ms Drögemüller, you are Deputy Director of the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT. If, like the SCHIRN, an exhibition space doesn’t have its own collection, what digital options are available for disseminating art? The SCHIRN offers its visitors, on site and online, comprehensive digital options to facilitate access to its artworks and exhibition themes – in the […]

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Frame x Thomas Brown: Volume of Light + books + café

Book lovers and creatives of all kinds will find it impossible to resist the Frame x Thomas Brown space at The Arts+. Combining photographer Thomas Brown’s interactive Volume of Light installation with a bookstand by Frame Publishers, Frankfurt Book Fair attendees are invited to stop by for a delicious coffee or tea, browse through the […]

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“I’m extremely interested in things with a ´+´” – Chris Dercon, Artistic Director of the Volksbühne Berlin

Chris Dercon, Artistic Director of the Volksbühne Berlin, will be one of the speakers at the opening ceremony  of THE ARTS+ on 11 October 2017. We are very honoured that he took the time, despite his busy schedule, to answer our questions about culture und digitalisation, the meaning of language in times of twitter, and […]

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