Forma Arts was established in 2002 to imagine, enable and deliver remarkable art by exceptional artists, working with British and international artists to develop, produce and tour new projects across the world.
Forma’s programme is focused on excellence, with the artists’ idea at the core, to achieve highest possible standard in delivery and presentation. Forma produces work that celebrates an artist’s new idea and expresses an original perspective on the global human condition.
Diversity, Producing and Touring works to explore Local, Regional and Global Agenda
Encompassing a diverse and wide range of technical, scientific and artistic collaborations, often originating from a locality – The Miners Hymns originated in East Durham and has toured as a film and performance nationally and internationally. Forma produce exhibitions, concerts, performances, films, public art works and publications which resonate with local and international audiences.
Interdisciplinary Work and New Technologies
Working with artists and collaborators Forma uses new technologies to develop and present work, inviting arts organisations, venues and sites and audiences to engage with the artistic process and discover something transformative and new.
Forma has a commitment to developing collaborations across disciplines and sectors to continue artists’ development. Utilising and developing a range of producing talent to continue to make remarkable art happen.
This diverse programme is presented in collaboration with major venues and festivals across the globe, and through these partners Forma productions reach a large international audience.
Forma Arts is a registered charity (#1152156) and an Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation. The programme is funded through trusts & foundations, private benefactors and earned income streams such as sales of limited edition prints and event ticketing as well as supported through coproduction and commissioning partnerships.
Characterised by excellence in concept and context, production values and the audience experience, Forma exists to imagine, enable and deliver remarkable art by exceptional artists, working with themes which transcend the human condition, locally, regionally, nationally and globally.