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College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance / Special Programs & Facilities / Facility for Arts Research

Facility for Arts Research

The Facility For Arts Research (FAR) is a new venture of the Florida State University College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance offering space and specialized equipment for experimental printmaking, spatial audio, electronics and digital fabrication to researchers, faculty and students as part of a rigorous interdisciplinary investigation into artmaking. FAR engages and educates 21st century makers in the collaborative, cross-disciplinary experiences of contemporary arts research, supporting and promoting the integration of digital and traditional art and design methods to create unique objects that might be impossible to make in other ways.

Located in Tallahassee, Florida, FAR incorporates both Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP), which blends traditional and digital printmaking processes and promotes collaborations between artists and writers to create artists’ books, and formLab, which gives artists, designers and scientists access to a variety of tools they can use to create unique 3D objects and explore and visualize form in a tactile, multisensory way.

Florida State University officially cut the ribbon on the new Facility for Arts Research on December 9, 2011.

Learn more at artsresearch.fsu.edu.