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Frankfurter Buchmesse 16 - 20 October 2019

THE ARTS+ Future of Culture Festival

What is THE ARTS+? The Future of Culture Festival

Is it just a festival, business platform and source of inspiration? No way. THE ARTS+ at Frankfurter Buchmesse is so much more: It's where the pioneers of the creative and cultural industries meet the key player of politics and technology.

The purpose of the event is to tap into the potential of digitalisation for the creative industry and to develop new and innovative business models. In short, the goal is to design the future.

What can you expect there? First and foremost: Answers. THE ARTS+ asks important questions, such as how our world is changing or how human communication is changing when stories are increasingly told through data and pixels. How is our concept of culture and creativity changing?

Take part in the future and boost your creative powers with THE ARTS+ and B3: Discover the details of this cooperation.

Why take part in THE ARTS+?

  • Experience a festival, business platform and a lot of inspiration over 5 days – covering 4,000 sqm and 2 stages.
  • Here, you can meet 120,000 creatives and decision-makers from the creative and cultural industries, politics and technology.
  • Experience the potential that digitisation offers culture and creativity through exciting exhibits and presentations.
  • At micro-conferences, you can discuss cross-sector topics such as: artificial intelligence, augmented reality, privacy, funding programmes, the adaptation business, licensed products and digital innovations.

A look at THE ARTS+ in 2018

An intense, five-day programme with three two-hour micro-conferences and Frankfurt’s first creative AI conference helped release the energy of the creative and cultural industry. Who was there at THE ARTS+? Renowned exhibitors like the European Creative Business Network (ECBN), the German Museum of Architecture and WIBank (Hessian Bank for Economy and Infrastructure).

THE ARTS+ auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

New in 2019: THE ARTS+ and B3

This year, THE ARTS+ is cooperating with B3 biennial of the moving image of the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (HfG) design school. In the words of Hessian Minister of State, Angela Dorn: “When the most creative minds of the world meet in Frankfurt, it releases a power that also benefits local artists and media personalities.”

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Network with Players

Fokus: Film

Get the latest trends and developments in audio-visual storytelling: THE ARTS+ connects VIPs and creatives, bringing them all together at Focus: Film.

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THE ARTS+ for Exhibitors

Present, Raise Awareness, Reach the World

Where does the creative and cultural industry come together with politicians and the tech industry at Frankfurter Buchmesse? Right here. A stand at THE ARTS+ in the heart of the fair is sure to attract attention: Choose between a Gallery Stand or an Empty Floor Space Stand.

Virtual Reallity Auto bei THE ARTS+

Empty Floor Space Stand: Present the look and feel of your brand by creating your own custom-built stand in an empty floor space.

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Gallery Stand: Want to put your brand or product in the spotlight with a small presentation? Then this 100% ready-to-use, 4 to 16 sqm stand is the ideal solution for you.

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Ausstellungsstand bei The Arts+ auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Benefit from the Reach

  • 125000

    Visitors

  • 3000

    Conference and workshop participants

  • 60

    Events

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Who should become an ARTS+ Partner? You.

A strategic business partnership can help you reach more than a carefully selected group of business contacts: You participate in THE ARTS+ programme and can achieve maximum awareness at the Future of Culture Festival.

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Which speaker was your highlight in 2018?

We believe in quality, not quantity. Still, our list of speakers was pretty long in 2018: Frank Thelen, Mark Mattingley-Scott, Katja Hofem, Lizzy and Jens Klingelhöfer all took the stage.

Frank Thelen at The ARTS+

Frank Thelen

Frank Thelen is an unstoppable European entrepreneur, tech investor and TV personality. He has been founding and managing technology and design companies since 1994. As the founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital, he concentrates on early-phase investments, such as Lilium Aviation, Wunderlist, myTaxi, kaufDA and Little Lunch.

Frank Thelen is an unstoppable European entrepreneur, tech investor and TV personality. He has been founding and managing technology and design companies since 1994. As the founder and CEO of Freigeist Capital, he concentrates on early-phase investments, such as Lilium Aviation, Wunderlist, myTaxi, kaufDA and Little Lunch.

His products have reached the hands of more than 200 million consumers in over 60 countries and have been awarded with renowned prizes.
Picture: © Frank Thelen Capital

Jiajia Fei at The ARTS+

Jiajia Fei

Jiajia Fei is a digital strategist with decades of experience at the crossroads of digital marketing, branding, web, mobile and social media strategies for art and culture. She has a talent for using technology to make museums and cultural organisations more accessible.

Jiajia Fei is a digital strategist with decades of experience at the crossroads of digital marketing, branding, web, mobile and social media strategies for art and culture. She has a talent for using technology to make museums and cultural organisations more accessible.

She is currently the Digital Director of the Jewish Museum in New York City, where she was also the founding director of the museum’s first digital exhibition in 2016.
Picture: © Andy Boile

Here you will find an updated list of speakers for 2019 as soon as it becomes available.

Künstliche Intelligenz

How intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?

The human mind is too complex to copy.
Or is it? THE ARTS+ is a meeting point where the movers and shakers of the scene come to answer this and similar questions, such as: Can machines simulate thinking without a thinker? Will we be replaced by our digital creations?

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