Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

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FACT
FACT Liverpool.JPG
Exterior of FACT
Location Liverpool
Postal code L1 4DQ

FACT (The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) is a new media arts centre based on Wood Street in Liverpool, England. FACT hosts art projects and exhibitions as well as being a cinema.[1]

History[edit]

FACT was Liverpool’s first purpose-built arts centre for more than 60 years. It was opened in February 2003 by its founding executive director Eddie Berg, having cost £10 million to build. The building is linked to Bold Street, one of Liverpool’s main shopping areas, by a public square off Wood Street and Colquitt Street.

The cinema hosted a Question and Answer session with Quentin Tarantino in 2007 for the UK release of Death Proof.[2] After funding cuts in 2014 FACT laid off one quarter of its staff, replacing them with volunteers.[3] In 2015 FACT hosted an art event in which Shia LaBeouf answered phone calls from the public.[4] On March 22, 2017, FACT became the location of LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner's He Will Not Divide Us project.[5]

The Building[edit]

Designed by architectural firm Austin-Smith:Lord, the building is situated on Wood Street in the Ropewalks area of the city centre.[6] It contains three gallery spaces, four cinema screens and a multimedia suite and also comprises a cafe, a bar and a lounge area.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Guy (21 January 2015). "Liverpool's arts hub and cinema FACT reveal 2015 programme and exhibitions". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Peter Argyle (12 September 2007). "Tarantino in Liverpool". BBC News. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Neil Docking (27 March 2014). "Liverpool's FACT branded unethical after axing staff and replacing them with volunteers". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Shia LaBeouf takes public calls in Liverpool art gallery". BBC News. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US". FACT News. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  6. ^ http://www.fact.co.uk/main/visit/building/?group=4&parent=28&link_id=28

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Coordinates: 53°24′08″N 2°58′40″W / 53.4022°N 2.9778°W / 53.4022; -2.9778