Civic TV is the home base of the Free International University - Texas branch. The F.I.U. is an international organization of creatives from various disciplines founded as a support organization by the German artist Joseph Beuys. It was founded as "an organizational place of research, work, and communication to ponder the future of society." As a free university, it was intended to supplement the state educational system while at the same time campaigning for legal equality with that system. Currently based in Normady, its goals and ideals were gifted to us by our mentors Virgil Grotfeldt and Waldo Bien.
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WHAT THE FIU-TEXAS DOES
The FIU-Texas serves as a writing & publication laboratory that promotes critical dialogue & arts education in our community.
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Our projects connect local artists with writers in order to generate critical dialogue in our community, and to help make accessible the publishing of exhibition catalogs, art books, and educational resources. Currently we have two perpetual projects; the educational and archival project the HTX Artist Cookbook, and a publication series of exhibition catalogs and art books for various Civic TV exhibitions.