What might innovative, part-time arts education look like in the future? Which position might it occupy, which role might it fulfil in tomorrow’s cities? Which shape will it take? How will it connect to the city’s communities and activities? How might we embark on a transition to such new models? Pantopicon is currently supporting the Flemish city of Genk in an exploration and visioning exercise aimed at answering these questions. Earlier today, Nik and Nicole facilitated a first exploratory workshop at Genk’s C-Mine Crib. The project team invited a select group of people from the wider cultural, educational, arts and entrepreneurial sectors to explore key future challenges for Genk’s arts academy of the future. Together with members of the academy, local policymakers and civil servants, various ambitious challenges were formulated as building bricks for a future vision.