Sedition partnered with Nesta to present the first FutureFest Art Prize. Artists were asked to submit their works under one of the four themes to have their work showcased at the festival in September 2016. One winner was selected for each theme the artists each received a £500 cash prize with their work featured on Sedition.

FutureFest is a weekend festival of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future. Taking place every 18 months, FutureFest is hosted by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation. The event in 2016 took place at Tobacco Dock in London 17-18 September around the four themes: Love, Play, Thrive and Work.

Since its inaugural event in September 2013 and repeated sell-out success in March 2015, FutureFest has seen Dame Vivienne Westwood and Edward Snowden discuss the future of democracy, legendary funk musician George Clinton take attendees on a journey through space, time and music, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC examine power structures in the face of globalisation and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and social entrepreneur and model Lily Cole take to the pulpit to give ‘Sunday Sermons’ about the future.