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FACT is the UK's leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art and film that embraces new technology and explores digital culture. We believe in enriching lives and shaping the future through film, art and creative technology

Our award-winning building in Liverpool, which opened in 2003, has two large art galleries, three cinemas, a media and events space, a lab for learning and experimentation, a café and a bar.

We believe that by providing spaces for people, art and technology to meet we can nurture and develop innovative minds, inspire creativity, support emergent talent and transform people’s lives.

Nurturing artistic practice is central to our mission. Each year, we support, commission and work with dozens of artists, offering career-enhancing opportunities to develop and show new work and to collaborate and engage with scientists, technologists, radical thinkers and Liverpool communities to create new art and explore ideas. Our Learning programmes offer deep participatory engagements for young people and adults from Liverpool city region, providing pathways into our talent development programme.

Liverpool's forward-thinking all-inclusive creative technology institution.

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OUR HISTORY

Born out of Moviola, FACT was established as an organisation passionate about video and new media art, exhibiting and curating the work of artists that had little platform in the UK.

When we first opened our doors on Wood Street in 2003, we became Liverpool’s first new arts building in over 60 years, since the Philharmonic Hall opened in 1939. Coinciding with Liverpool’s successful bid for European Capital of Culture, we quickly became a world-leading exhibitor and producer of video and digital art, celebrating out 15th birthday in 2018.

Our first exhibition, Isaac Julien’s Baltimore, was commissioned for the opening and it continued to tour for the next decade. Since then, we have presented over 350 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Agnes Varda, Wu Tsang, Ryoichi Kurokawa and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

This is a gallery that allows digital artists to think like film-makers and have their ambitions realised in a professional environment.

Isaac Julien

Enriching lives and shaping the future through film, art and creative technology

Since 2003