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Exterior of FACT
Location 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, England
Postal code L1 4DQ

The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) is a new media arts centre in Liverpool, England. The building houses galleries, a cinema operated by Picturehouse, a bar and a café.


FACT was established as an organisation focussed on video and new media art, exhibiting and curating the work of artists that had little platform in the UK.

FACT was designed by architectural firm Austin-Smith:Lord. When FACT first opened in 2003, it was Liverpool's first new arts building in over 60 years, since the opening of the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall over 60 years prior. FACT is an exhibitor and producer of video and digital art, and had its 15th birthday in 2018.

FACT's first exhibition, Isaac Julien’s Baltimore, was commissioned for the opening of the building and continued to tour for the next decade. Since then, FACT has presented over 350 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Haroon Mirza, Agnes Varda, Wu Tsang and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Exhibitions and events

FACT supports, produces and presents visual art that includes creative media and digital technology. In 2007 Picturehouse at FACT hosted a Question and Answer session with Quentin Tarantino for the UK release of Death Proof. In 2015 as part of an exhibition named Follow, FACT exhibited an artwork in which Shia LaBeouf answered phone calls from the public.

FACT is a partner venue of Liverpool Biennial and showed works by Agnes Varda and Mohamed Bourouissa for the 2018 edition. Also in 2018, FACT commissioned the immersive art installation AURORA at Toxteth Reservoir with artists Invisible Flock, and exhibited Broken Symmetries, an international exhibition co-produced by FACT, Arts at CERN, CCCB, Barcelona, Le Lieu unique, Nantes and iMAL, Brussels.

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